Spreacha 2014

During 2014 you can enjoy Spréacha shows throughout the year, starting with ‘The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk’, travelling to Fingal from England in March.

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 2014 Events

The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk
  • Friends Special Price Event

The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk

Spreacha 2014 - Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, UK

Mon 31 Mar - Sat 5 Apr 2014 // Adults €6 / Children €5 conc

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.

Show Details:
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: admin@draiocht.ie
Tickets: €300 per school show for 120 students (so €2.50 per student)

SAT 05 APR 2014 / 1.30PM
Tickets: Adults €6 / Children €5 conc
Age 9+ / Dur: 50 mins
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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

The Secret of Q
  • Friends Special Price Event

The Secret of Q

Spreacha 2014 - Het Filiaal - The Netherlands

Mon 9 - Tue 10 Jun 2014 10AM & 12.15PM Draíocht Stage // €6 adults / €5 children

G is ten and has never been outside. That’s just the safest thing to do, says Q. He’s the boss of the town where G lives with her father, mother, and grandfather. As long as you stay inside, nothing can go wrong. Those are Q’s rules, and everyone keeps them - until G’s grandfather remembers something and suddenly disappears. For the first time in her life, G breaks the rules and goes outside: looking for both her grandfather and the secret of Q … A spectacular show, with cameras, puppets, models, and projection – this exciting thriller for young and old will take your breath away!

From the producers of Miss Ophelia.

Draíocht Stage // €6 adults / €5 children / Age 7+ / Dur: 60 mins / 2 teachers free per class

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

Presented by Shortworks, a network of 4 venues committed to presenting the highest quality arts experiences for children.


  • The Secret of Q video