Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre


Rian Unplugged

featuring Liam Ó Maonlaí


Director and Choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan


Fabulous Beast is touring Rian Unplugged around Ireland creating an exciting opportunity for audiences to see this amazing show.

Winner of a 2013 Bessie (New York Dance and Performance Award) for Outstanding Production, Rian premiered in the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2011.  It has toured to the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Italy, USA, Austria, France, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. Rian has been seen and loved by more than 40,000 people across the world.

In Rian eight hugely talented dancers from around the world share the stage with five of Ireland’s top musicians in a joyful pairing of dance and traditional Irish music.

This ‘unplugged’ version is performed away from the traditional stage bringing the audience up close to the performance, creating an intimate and magical experience.

 Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, 17 September 2014 

Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise,  19 September 2014 

glór, Ennis, 20 September 2014

An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny,  24 September 2014

Ballina Arts Centre ,  25 September 2014

Backstage Theatre at Connolly Barracks, Longford,  26 September 2014

Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo,  27 September 2014

The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon,  28 September 2014


“It’s an evening of buoyant rhythms and happy atmosphere; it really does feel like a party on stage.” – The Independent

“A non-stop 80-minute feast for the senses” Daily Telegraph Sydney

“An extraordinary piece of dance theatre that manages to be both seamless entertainment and a rich insight into Irish culture.” Irish Times


Co-produced by Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre and Sadler’s Wells, London

Further details on the Touring Page