Sharpen your fangs, polish your talons, and get that spooky frock out of the attic: it’s time to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve! For one night only on Saturday October 28th, the 17th century halls of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham become a haunted house with a touch of the cirque du freak as the beautiful and the damned rise again for Film Fatale’s Danse Macabre, Ireland’s most decadent annual Halloween party.
Beware this Halloween for the door between the living and the dead is opening for a night of unspeakable glamour complete with fiendish fan dancers, frightful Follies and avante garde performers who will haunt the stage for the Danse Macabre show while aerialists tease on the trapeze.
A vintage-themed event and strictly fancy-dress, ghoulish guests are encouraged to take part in the pre-event Thriller dance class and join the Thriller dance-off later in the night.
Cavort from space to space wandering through silent cinemas, carnival and Halloween games rooms and Madam Mim’s fortune booth before flaunting yourself at the midnight procession as a twisted collective of performers prance and dance around the 17th century courtyard surrounded by lurkers and Brides of Dracula!
In the great hall, dance like the devil to live old-meets-new vintage fusion, red hot jazz and the brasstastic Stomptown Brass. Sacrifice yourself at the alter of the gothic chapel, and jive for your soul to the Monster Mash, Thriller and the favourite music of the dead and the damned while terrible beauties and blood-soaked burlesque dancers entice and terrify.
It is a night for the surrealists, the ghosts of Weimar, the masqueraders, the gothic goddesses, the vamps, the femme fatales, the steampunk princes, the vintage queens, the retro kings, the flappers, gangsters, the beautiful and the damned, the fantasists and the other-worldly.
Tickets are available to purchase here and start at €32.