AN Irish dancing show devised by former Lord of the Dance star John Carey is to make a welcome return to Solihull.
‘Careyography - The Show’ was first staged at Solihull School’s Bushell Hall in March this year to raise funds to take pupils from John’s dance school, the Carey Academy, to the World Irish Dancing Championships held in Philadelphia in April.
The show wowed a capacity audience and did more than serve its purpose, with the Carey Academy claiming six world titles at the US event - the highest haul of silverware achieved by any dancing school.
‘Careyography - The Show’ features traditional reels, jigs and hornpipes alongside some more unusual musical selections such as ‘Thriller’, ‘Teddy Bears’ Picnic’ and ‘I’ll Tell Me Ma’.
The show returns to the Bushell Hall tonight (Friday December 18) and tomorrow (Saturday December 19), this time to raise funds to take dancers to next year’s World Irish Dancing Championships in Scotland.
John, a former right time world champion and understudy to Michael Flatley in Lord of the Dance before taking on the lead role in the production himself, said: “I hope people will join us to start their Christmas celebrations by attending a very special event - guaranteed to be filled with entertainment for everyone.
“All funds raised from the show will go towards assisting the academy to take as many dancers as possible to the world championships in Glasgow in April 2010.”
The shows start at 7.30pm. Tickets priced at £10 and £8 are available by calling 07909 572005.