One more dance

FOLLOWING a record-breaking run in 2010, Dancing Shoes - The George Best Story returns to the Grand Opera House from Thursday, August 4 to Saturday, August 27 before embarking on a nationwide UK tour.

Dancing Shoes tells of the turbulent and colourful life of the greatest footballer the world has ever seen. From his childhood days kicking a tennis ball against a gable wall on the Cregagh Estate, to a life of fame, fortune and controversy, this story has it all.

Combining the talents of two of Northern Ireland’s most popular playwrights Marie Jones and Martin Lynch, with the songwriting talents of JJ Gilmour and Pat Gribben, Dancing Shoes is packed with great characters, beautiful songs and trademark Belfast humour.

Award-winning director Peter Sheridan reunites an all-star cast, featuring a who’s who of Northern Ireland’s finest actors including Aidan O’Neill, Paddy Jenkins, Marty Maguire, Conor Grimes, Maria Connolly, Kerri Quinn and Alana Kerr.

Tipperary-born actor Aidan O’Neill reprises his role as the twinkle-toed, blue-eyed wonder boy from East Belfast.

Tickets are priced £12 to £31, and are available from Box Office in the theatre foyer, online at or by calling 9024 1919.