Family Day: Simple Paper Maker
Like magic, a sheet of paper can transform into something very different, with just a few folds. During this family day we will show you how to make some amazing origami designs - go away with a paper boat that floats or a plane that flies … maybe even a frog that jumps!
Family Day Notes: No booking necessary/ Dress for Mess/ Unless otherwise stated workshops are designed for children from 5-10 years, though younger and older siblings are welcome to take part/ Please be aware that Draíocht’s Family days are not designed for groups/ All children must be accompanied by an adult… and all adults must be accompanied by a child!
An Evening of Dance 2014
Marian Lennon School of Ballet
Join the young energetic dancers as they demonstrate their skills in classical ballet, modern and contemporary dance. There will be something for everyone to enjoy as the young dancers of all ages perform a rich and varied repertoire, including a magical journey to 'La Botique Fantasque' by Rossini,The Seasons by Glazunov and a super Musical Medley that will have you dancing in your seats!
Annie - SOLD OUT
St. Mochta's National School
THURS 20-FRI 21 MAR 8PM
SAT 22 MAR 2PM & 8PM
St. Mochta's National School are delighted to present the much loved, family musical, Annie. The musical, which is based on the comic strip, Little Orphan Annie, is set in New York, during The Great Depression of the 1930s and contains such firm favourites as Tomorrow, Hard Knock Life, Maybe and Easy Street. Betcha bottom dollar, you'll be fully dressed with a smile having witnessed this lively and delightful presentation, from the talented girls and boys of St. Mochta's!
Mr Foley, The Radio Operator
FRI 28 MAR, 10.15AM & 12.15PM
SAT 29 MAR, 2PM & 4PM
Draíocht Studio // €6 adults / €5 children / Ages 6+ / Duration: 50 mins / 2 teachers free per class
Old Jack Foley has a sore toe and it’s not getting better. Once when he was young and strong he dreamed of joining the circus. But now, tired and grey, he sits alone by his radio twiddling the dials on his memories. Theatre Lovett invite you into their world of radio waves, sorrowful partings and hilarious slapstick comedy in Mr. Foley, The Radio Operator. Join Louis Lovett as he conjures characters and chapters full of charm from Mr. Foley’s colourful past. Theatre Lovett are one of Ireland’s most exciting companies for young and old (The Girl who Forgot to Sing Badly (The Ark/Theatre Lovett)/The House that Jack Filled/A Feast of Bones). Directed by Muireann Ahern. Kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.
"With true comic spirit, Theatre Lovett defies all age groupings to appeal to everybody." Irish Independent
The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk
Spreacha 2014 - Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, UK
They are new to 4th Class but that’s the only thing they have in common. Martin and Simon. Newcomers. One keen to fit in; the other doesn’t care. But they become best friends and swear an oath to stick together. They will never enter the dark side and join forces with the school bullies. But Martin does something bad. Something that destroys their friendship and leaves Simon stuck for the rest of his school days with the nickname Pondlife McGurk.
A coming of age tale about friendship, bullying and overcoming adversity.
MON 31 MAR - FRI 04 APR 2014
9 School Shows Available during the week.
Age 9+ / Dur: 50 mins / 2 teachers free per class
Spréacha on Tour: School shows will take place in your school.
Booking through Leigh Hussey, Draiocht Admin Assistant, ph 01-8098026 / email: email@example.com
SAT 05 APR 2014 / 1.30PM
Tickets: Adults €6 / Children €5 conc
Age 9+ / Dur: 50 mins
Book Online ... Here ...
Spréacha is presented by Draíocht in partnership with Fingal County Council.
"This show is a masterpiece for children and adults alike" BroadwayBaby
"Emotional, uplifting and completely unforgettable" Fest Magazine
"Gut-wrenching and yet hilarious" The Herald
From The Page To The Stage
Coolmine Musical Society
When is a book not a book? When it becomes a musical! The story of many musicals started out in a book, often long before it was transposed to the stage. Let Coolmine Musical Society take you through the library as we pluck the books from the shelves and the characters take to the stage in song.
Singers who will feature in ‘From the Page to the Stage’ include Gladys Coyle, Dolores Hughes, Colm McGrattan, Liam Egan, Robyn Poole, Kirstin Smith and Eibhlín Ní Fhloinn to name but a few. The Coolmine Chorus will be in full voice to bring some classics and some new hits to life! The show will features songs from Les Miserables, Oliver, The Wiz, My Fair Lady and many many more.
Coolmine Musical Society are delighted to welcome our wonderfully hard working production team of:
Director: John Furlong
Musical Director: Geraldine Meade
Choreographer: Louise Dodrill
Chorus Mistress: Elizabeth Kelly
As always it’s a great nights entertainment taking the audience quite literally ‘From the Page to the Stage’ so don’t delay and book those tickets today.
Presented by The Ark
Join Moya Brennan, the voice of Clannad, and celebrated harper Cormac De Barra on a magical musical journey for everyone aged 4 to 104. Bringing together traditional Irish music and original music by Moya Brennan, this gorgeous performance for families is inspired by the legend of Brian Boru’s harp and celebrates 1,000 years since the Battle of Clontarf in 1014.
Ten14 is brought to you by The Ark with the support of an Arts Council Touring Award.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Lyngo Theatre Company
Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show, we’d love you to come! This classic fairytale now gets the Lyngo treatment so expect lots of surprises, a gripping story and beautiful images as Jack sells his cow for 5 magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds. It’s a show for the over 3’s (and their giants) with something for everyone - enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion!
10 Years in the Making
GOING ON SALE SHORTLY
Join the very accomplished and talented cast of Starkids and Starkids Academy as they celebrate 10 years with a fun packed family show highlighting all their best shows over the last 10 years including excerpts from South Pacific, Moulin Rouge, Chicago and the incredible new production Frozen. Starkids Stage-School and Academy are a local School in Coolmine, Dublin 15 and cater for children 3-18 years for full details of our classes and Summer camps check out our website: www.starkids.ie.
FRI 30 MAY, 8PM
SAT 31 MAY 2PM & 8PM
Stagezone on Stage 2014
Stagezone Theatre School
GOING ON SALE SHORTLY
Join the talented young stars of Stagezone Theatre School as they journey through the African jungle, on to the South Pacific islands and then Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the magical land of Oz! This highly entertaining production for all the family will showcase our talented students with excerpts from some of the top West End musicals, hip hop dancing and comedy.
Casus Circus, Australia
Casus is Australia's hottest new circus company featuring artists who have performed with CIRCA, Polytoxic, Legs on the Wall and Briefs Collective. Their debut work Knee Deep is an inventive blend of circus and modern media using traditional and contemporary circus techniques. It’s circus from the heart with astonishing skills and exquisite beauty from four performers at the top of their game.
This is a show about relationships in which the performers are constantly pulling each other up and pushing each other down. They try to stand tall by clambering on each other's shoulders, reaching the sky. But an egg dropped from a height into a bowl is a reminder that if they fall, these performers will smash too. Catastrophe - or at least scrambled eggs - is only a misjudged shift of weight or a mistimed balance away. There's nothing cracked about that or about this awe-inspiring show.
Duration 60 mins (no interval)
Early Bird: €12 (Book before 06 April 2014)
"Raw, modest and utterly astounding." **** Arts Hub, Melbourne Spiegeltent
"Utterly hypnotising." Zenobia Frost, Rave Magazine
"The crowd was in awe." Adelaide Now