‘Fizzing, sexy…incredibly entertaining…the most dazzling depiction of the world of dance since Ballet Shoes’
The Times

Lucas and Denise are the abandoned children of Antoney and Carla, living adrift on a Portobello houseboat. Desperate to find his place in the world, Lucas embarks on a life-changing quest to uncover his parents’ legacy – Antoney was the adored, charismatic leader of the Midnight Ballet, a forgotten 1960s dance troupe, and Carla his leading lady.

Thus unfolds a journey from 1950s Kingston to pre-carnival Notting Hill and thereafter, taking in the host of unforgettable characters who peopled Antoney’s theatrical world, his passionate and tumultuous relationship with Carla, and the events that led to his final disappearance.