TAKING ITS cue from funk and soul, and developing in the Latino and gay clubs of New York in the mid-1970s, disco became a global phenomenon by the end of the decade.
During that time it spawned glitter balls, Saturday Night Fever, and classic pop like ‘Blame It On The Boogie’, ‘Staying Alive’, ‘Hot Stuff’, and ‘Good Times’.
Now the era of touch dancing, the hustle, the cha cha, halston dresses, and polyester qiana shirts with pointy collars will come back to Galway with a vengeance when the Galway University Musical Society stages the musical Disco Inferno as part of NUI, Galway’s Múscailt festival.
Set in 1970s London, Disco Inferno centres on Jack, a young man working in London disco, and his search for fame and fortune. Working late one night he meets a woman who offers him celebrity and riches beyond his wildest dreams in return for just one small thing...his soul.
Disco Inferno is in The Black box Theatre from Tuesday February 10 to Saturday 14 at 8pm. Tickets are €12 for adults and €5 for children and OAPs and are available from the Soc’s Box in NUIG or from the Town Hall Theatre on 091 - 569777. The students will be donating a portion of profits to the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.