JigJazz The Show

Date: 03 May 2024

Price: from £22.00

Very loosely based on the Anti-Jazz Movement in the 1930’s ‘JigJazz: The Show’ tells the story of 4 female jazz musicians namely Sandra Mitchell (based on Sandra Mitchell (Ireland’s first female Saxophonist), Irish Jazz singers Rosie Bagnal, Ottie Benson and Ronnie Fitzgerald) trying to survive during an era when “jazzing the soul of the nation” was immoral and illicit.

Jazz was seen as a “degenerate” art and women in Irish society at the time were particularly frowned upon for dancing, singing or playing anything other than traditional Irish music. Hence, The Dance Hall Act in 1935 was passed due to the moral panic about jazz undermining traditional Irish culture.

Driven to practice their passion elsewhere, many Irish musicians travelled to America during the 1940s settling into the home of All that Jazz!

Blending sounds and rhythms using similar instruments such as the bodhrán, piano and violin – the jig and the jazz collaborated throughout the coming decades. Meanwhile the dancers tapped in time to the spirit of tradition and modernity.

Show finishes 9.50pm approx

Accessibility requirements

For any special access requirements please contact the box office on 028 9244 7744, Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm, or leave a message outside of these times and someone will call you back.

Alternatively you can email lvi.reception@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk with details of your access requirements and our box office staff will be able to assist you.

Booking dates and times:

Friday, 03 May 2024 at 7:30 PM