ReferenceBallroom of Romance

'Ballroom of Romance':

Production Company: RTÉ/BBC Company Production

Producer: Kenneth Trodd
Director: Pat O'Connor

Adapted from a William Trevor short story, this drama reveals the frustrations of living in rural Ireland during the 1950s where the ballrooms were a means of temporary escape from bleak lives, but also, cruelly emphasised the despair felt by many. The drama centres on a spinster who returns to the ballroom where, in her youth, she had danced full of romantic aspirations. These hopes had been dashed by emigration and, sadly and sadly, at the end of her evening in the 'Ballroom of Romance' she finds her only comfort in the company of a drunk and loutish man. The sensitive direction and photography won it a BAFTA award for best single drama.

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