Entertainment

Panti show in Vicar Street is a complete RIOT

The cast of RIOT at Vicar St. (Photographer: Fiona Morgan)
The cast of RIOT at Vicar St. (Photographer: Fiona Morgan)

The poster clearly states…RIOT is thrilling, exhilarating, uplifting and utterly unique - this theatrical explosion will set hearts soaring and pulses racing.

That doesn’t even come close.

You will laugh as much as you cry. You will find yourself rooted to your seat hanging on every syllable that comes out of Emmet Kirwan’s mouth and the next minute you will be standing on your chair whooping and hollering as hilarious and talented Lords of Strut do their thing.

Then there is Panti herself who is utterly mesmerising live and tops and tails this brilliant show with her own unique charisma, articulation and aplomb. Then - as if that isn't enough they sprinkle in a disorderly cocktail of wild theatre, gut-punching spoken word, banging jigs, slapstick comedy and eye-popping circus thanks to Ronan Brady and the multi-talented Up & Over It.

RIOT will leave you dazzled and dizzy. Infusing the magic of theatre with the excitement of variety and the energy of the dance floor, it's your big night out, with a delicious twist. The only complaint I have is that it wasn't long enough. I could have easily sat through another 90 minutes. 

5 Stars *****

(Incredibly there are still some tickets available for this weekend’s final FIVE shows. So check it out now before the run ends)

Tickets on sale through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide.