MONSTER/CLOCK: A Play on Time
Collapsing Horse Theatre
Toby, monster and apprentice watchmaker, finds his world blown apart by a raid on his workshop, and the kidnapping of his mentor and guardian. He is forced to flee from the safety of his desk into the vast fantasy world that awaits him outside his door. In so doing, Toby discovers that there are many more hands at work than he suspected.
Join Toby on his quest as he meets all kinds of weird and wonderful characters. This show has puppets, songs and laugh out loud moments for both adults and children. A must see for all the family.
Collapsing Horse Theatre returns with it's 5 star 2012, sell-out run of MONSTER/CLOCK: A Play on Time.
Meet some characters from Collapsing Horse on Grafton Street ...
Age 7+ / Dur: 90 mins
Draiocht has a FREE Family Day that day ... why not come along before or after a show? Find out more here ...
"Monster/Clock is a stand-alone triumph ... nothing short of astounding" ***** Entertainment.ie
"This production is wise beyond its years. Brisk, smart and immersive, Monster/Clock could travel as far as the adventures that lie within it. " The Irish Times
"If you want to measure your life in adventures, then I can think of no better way than to begin with Monster/Clock" Meg.ie
"Excellently, suspensefully crafted, stuffed with dry with, and performed with unflagging exhuberance" Irish Independent
"... each four part harmony leaving the audience aurally agape ... a work of inspired theatrical invention and beautious wonder" Le Cool
"The pace never dropped in the sixty plus minutes of this feat of imagination which, through the commitment of the performers and the bravery of the production team, made a whole world come to life before our eyes, feeding our imagination and trusting that we could do the rest ourselves." Irish Theatre Magazine
FAMILY DAY: ST PAT’S HAT
We are going to join in the fun of St. Patrick's day by making a Fancy Top Hat that you can parade around in on the day itself. We’ll use feathers, paper and card, so we cannot guarantee it’ll keep the rain off!
Family Day Notes:
No booking necessary – just drop in at any stage / Dress for Mess/ Unless otherwise stated these activities 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!
There's a family show too ... Monster/Clock ... at 1pm & 4pm ... tickets are just €5 ... find out more here ...
HALLELUJAH! Draíocht’s Community Clown Choir
WITH VERONICA COBURN - THEATRE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 2012/2013
Weekly Rehearsals begin MON 18 FEB 2013 - 7-10 PM
UPDATE: WE ARE NOW AT FULL CAPACITY FOR OUR CLOWN CHOIR BUT YOU CAN GO ON A WAITING LIST!
Are you sociable? Do you like to sing? Do you like to laugh? Are you the type of person who is open to trying new things? If so, then WE WANT YOU!
A Clown Choir is a group of people who gather together to sing and laugh – to sing in celebration of what it is to be human and to laugh at the ridiculousness of the world we live in.
Hallelujah! will be a choir like no other. Weekly rehearsals will be one part play to two parts song. Performances will be one part concert to two parts clown theatre. Nobody will be asked to do anything that s/he is not comfortable with but for those who are interested in stepping into the spotlight then there will be ample opportunity for them to do so.
Hallelujah! ran a taster workshop on 03 November 2012 to give people an opportunity to see what it’s all about. 55 people ranging in age from 18 to 72 turned up on the day and had a great time. The day was a mixture of hard work and good fun. Everyone learned a little bit about how to be a clown and everyone learned the first section of Hallelujah!’s signature tune - Charlie Chaplin’s ‘Smile’.
Hallelujah! starts rehearsing in earnest on 18 Feb 2013. Rehearsals are every Monday night, Tuesday nights when the Monday is a Bank Holiday, with the choir working towards a year long performance programme that kicks off with ‘The M50 Symphony - A Symphony For Human Voice & Car Horn’ in July 2013. You don’t have to be a good singer to join Hallelujah! You don’t have to be a performer to join Hallelujah! You just have to be interested and willing. The ethos of Hallelujah! is accessibility, inclusivity and artistic excellence.
To register your interest and get further details please email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Emer McGowan, Director, Draíocht, The Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15.
ART EXPLORERS WEEKLY WORKSHOPS
GROUP A // 6-8 YRS // 3.30PM-4.30PM
GROUP B // 9-12 YRS // 4.45PM-5.45PM
During these workshops we will work with different art mediums and learn about different crafts in a fun and creative environment. Over the 7 weeks participants will print, paint, create with clay and lots more. If you want to find out more contact email@example.com or tel 01-8098029.
Please respect age limits, dress for mess and don’t worry about colouring outside the lines! Bookable through Draíocht’s Box Office, tel 01-8852622.
Wed 23 Jan / Wed 30 Jan / Wed 6 Feb / no class on 13 Feb / Wed 20 Feb / Wed 27 Feb / Wed 6 Mar / Wed 13 Mar
PREPARING FOR SECTION 3 ART APPRECIATION
SECONDARY SCHOOLS – LEAVING CERTIFICATE
JANUARY TO MARCH 2013 // MAY TO JUNE 2013
COST: €25 per class / DUR: 50 MINS
This section of the Leaving Certificate exam paper often includes a question on visiting an exhibition. This tour gives students an opportunity to ask questions and find out further information about Draíocht’s exhibitions, focus on how we layout, install, display and light work. They will also have an opportunity to make notes, sketches and diagrams.
Contact Sarah on tel: 01 809 8029 to arrange these tours. Please give at least two weeks notice and consult our visual arts section to find about current exhibitions. All material will be provided.
TOURS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
JAN TO MAR 2013 // MAY-JUNE 2013
Visit Draíocht’s two exhibitions spaces, encourage students to examine and voice their opinion about the artist and their work and explore the rest of the building including our two theatre spaces, backstage and dressing rooms. Please book with Sarah, e: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01-809 8029. Tours will take approx 45 minutes, are free, but are subject to availability. Class numbers are restricted to 30 students with accompanying teacher.
D15 YOUTH THEATRE
JAN TO MAR 2013
Already in our 2nd year, keep an eye out for our debut show in next season’s brochure. Log on to our D15 Youth Theatre Facebook Page for up to date details and audition dates.
This project has been made possible in part by a grant from the StubHub Foundation, an advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
Dance & Drama Classes at Draíocht
Stagezone - Fridays & Saturdays
Stagezone Dance & Drama Classes (Children)
Stagezone Dance & Drama Classes (Children)
Contact information for Stagezone:
Gladys Coyle (01) 821 2280 / Marie Barber (01) 820 7201
Would you like to run a class or workshop at Draíocht?
Draíocht has spaces available for hire which are suitable for most functions including conferences, presentations, meetings, auditions, rehearsals, classes and workshops.
Please call Aidan Gately on 01-8098024 for more information and hire fees or email email@example.com or go to our Room Hires Section http://www.draiocht.ie/about/room_hire/