Inspired by Hoffman’s original dark tale and Tchaikovsky’s delightful score, David Bolger’s production springboards the action from the daily routine of the office into a spectacular magical adventure. 9-5 living is transformed into a richly imagined world where there is a bewitching array of characters to meet and things to behold.

Choreographer David Bolger
Associate Choreographer Muirne Bloomer
Music Tchaikovsky
Set and Costume Designer Joe Vanek
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan 
Sound Designer Ciaran Eaton
Original Cast Miguel Angel, Blanca Arrieta Albandoz, Aisling Doyle, Sascha Engel, Tom Hickey, Icleiber Klaus, Lisa McLoughlin, Robert Jackson, Emma O’Kane, Diane O’Keeffe
Production Manager (Premiere) Marie Breen
Production Manager (Tour) Rob Furey
Stage Manager Casey Norton
Assistant Stage Manager Marianne Brun



13-22 January 2005 | Project Arts Centre | Dublin, Ireland
Other Performances
28 January 2005 | Siamsa Tíre | Tralee, Ireland
31 January 2005 | An Grianán Theatre| Letterkenny, Ireland
2 February 2005 | Backstage Theatre | Longford, Ireland
4 February 2005 | Pavilion Theatre | Dún Laoghaire, Ireland
7-8 February 2005 | Town Hall Theatre | Galway, Ireland
10 February 2005 | Mermaid Arts Centre | Bray, Ireland
12 February 2005 | Civic Theatre | Tallaght, Ireland



“This is high calibre dance as impressive as it is charming for the spirit.”  Sunday Independent

“This is not simply a modernisation of an old fairy tale, but a re-thinking of the story from the ground up, one that incorporates sex and the working world. The dancers interact perfectly within the space while keeping things light and free of the regimented perfection of classical ballet.”  The Sunday Business Post