Spréacha 2017

We open our Spréacha International Programme 2017, with a wonderful show called 'The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean'.

Spréacha shows are perfect for school groups and families with events programmed in and out of school time. Phone our Box Office now on 01-8852622.

Spréacha is presented by Draíocht in partnership with Fingal County Council.

"It was magical, they were mesmerized – it was the best school tour we were ever on."

"They loved it, one child (hard of hearing) doesn’t communicate very much and he communicated about it at home, this is very unusual for him, he only does this with things that he has really enjoyed."

Spréacha 2017 Events

The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean
  • Friends Special Price Event

The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean

Shona Reppe / Presented as part of Spreacha – Fingal’s International Arts Programme for Children at Draiocht

Fri 24 - Sun 26 Mar 2017 Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+

Everything is flat, pressed, squished.
A dusty, musty smell mixes with the scent of old lavender and a string lifts a flap to reveal a hidden door. Slowly, page-by-page, the scrapbook becomes the window into a secret world and a curious life unfolds before us.
Who was Josephine Bean?
The clues are in its pages …
Winner of Theatre UK (TMA) Award for Best Childrens Show 2012

FRI 24 MAR  - 10am / 12 noon
SAT 25 MAR - 2pm / 4pm 
SUN 26 MAR  - 2pm / 4pm
​Age 7+ yrs / Dur: 50 mins


Also on Saturday ... Free Family Art Day

"This show is, quite simply, wonderful." Edinburgh Spotlight

"A highly original, beautifully delicate and thoroughly engaging piece of children's theatre." The Sunday Herald

"A truly wonderful show that will charm parents as much as their children." The Stage

"Part-detective story, part-journey into the imagination." Mark Fisher, Carnegie Hall

Waves - SOLD OUT
  • Friends Special Price Event

Waves - SOLD OUT

By Alice Mary Cooper / Presented as part of Spreacha – Fingal’s International Arts Programme for Children at Draiocht

Tue 16 May 2017 10.15AM & 12.15PM Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Age 8+ yrs / Dur: 50 mins

Waves is the story of Elizabeth Moncello, of her youth growing up on a small Australian island in the 1930s and how she came to be the unofficial inventor of the butterfly stroke. An intimate theatrical event combining highly expressive storytelling, delicate movement and splashes of humour to tell Elizabeth’s amazing tale of a life fully lived. Waves is about having an idea and the courage, drive and desire to follow it through - to swim against the tide of history and expectations, and to achieve something that is truly incredible. 
A delight for audiences from 8 to 80. 

Photo credit: Cristina Todaro

MORE ... Read Edinburgh Festival Review

"An exciting glimpse of something truly beautiful." Broadway Baby

"Fifty glorious minutes … imperceptibly crafted, cleverly told tale with its feel-good twists." The Stage

"A born storyteller." The West Australian