He’s probably right. While we’ve certainly seen our share of Irish step-dancing and flamenco in Las Vegas, how many times have we seen a staged depiction of the destruction of the Spanish Armada and the slaughter of its remaining sailors?
The show, which features 30 dancers, opens in 1588 with that fateful Irish/Spanish meeting. While fleeing the English Navy and the wrath of Queen Elizabeth I, about 20 ships from the Spanish Armada tried to navigate the waters around Ireland. Fierce storms sank or crashed their ships and the survivors swam to shore. On Ireland. Some were hanged by Celtic villagers while others found shelter.