Spréacha 2012

During 2012 you can enjoy Spréacha shows throughout the year, starting with ‘Under a Different Light’, travelling to Fingal from Italy in March, and then 'Kindur - The Adventurous Life of Icelandic Sheep', travelling to Fingal from Italy in June.

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 2012 Events

Under a Different Light

Under a Different Light

Spréacha 2012 / La Baracca Testoni Ragazzi Theatre / Italy

Sun 25 - Wed 28 Mar 2012 4PM Family Shows / School shows 10am & 12 noon Draiocht Studio // €5 // Dur: 45 mins

Two dancers bring the audience into an enchanting world of games and poetry through the magic of light. As the night turns on the stars and opens the door of dreams, join the central character in this play, the light itself, as it plays and dances and changes shape, size and colour. This is an exquisite performance of dance, music and light that can be enjoyed by everyone. The darkest night is never black … there is always a small light somewhere.

SUN 25 MAR / 4PM / Family Show - SOLD OUT
MON 26 MAR / 10am / School Show - CANCELLED
MON 26 MAR / 12 noon / School Show
MON 26 MAR / 4PM / Family Show - SOLD OUT
TUES 27 MAR  10am / School Show - ALMOST SOLD OUT
TUES 27 MAR  12 noon / School Show - SOLD OUT
WED 28 MAR  10am / School Show - ALMOST SOLD OUT

All tickets €5 // Ages 3-6 // Dur: 45 mins // 2 Teachers Free per Class


Further Spréacha Programme info here ... 

Spréacha is presented by Draíocht in partnership with Fingal County Council

Kindur - The Adventurous Life Of Icelandic Sheep
  • Friends Special Price Event

Kindur - The Adventurous Life Of Icelandic Sheep

Spréacha 2012 / TPO Company, Italy

Sun 17 - Mon 18 Jun 2012 SUN 17 JUNE 2PM & 4PM // MON 18 JUNE 10AM & 12 NOON Main Auditorium // €5 // Dur: 50 Mins

Fingal’s International Arts Programme for Children presents 'Kindur - The Adventurous Life Of Icelandic Sheep'. Kindur is Icelandic for ‘sheep’ and you can join these three adventurous woolly mammals on a voyage through the extremes of the Atlantic and its seasons. Discover a stunning Icelandic world through TPO’s award winning digital technology and multimedia. Meet trolls and elves, travel through wild moor land, run over glaciers or peek inside northern lights and geysers. Listen to the rumbling of a gigantic waterfall and run inside a blazing volcano as Iceland’s spectacular landscapes form the backdrop to an intensely visual geological journey. Kindur is an absorbing, interactive experience for children from 5 years and up. If your heart lights up, your turn has come to join the group of sheep travelling through the mysterious and cold lands of Iceland.

SUN 17 JUNE 2PM & 4PM // MON 18 JUNE 10AM & 12 NOON
All tickets: €5 // Age 5+ // Dur: 50 Mins // 2 teachers free per class

Read an interview here with Jo Hammett abour Kindur ... 

Read a Review from The Edinburgh Guide here ...
Read a Review from The Guardian here ... 
Read a Review from The Scotsman here ... 



SPRÉACHA WORKSHOPS
To celebrate the arrival of Italy’s TPO with the Spréacha show ‘Kindur: The Adventurous Life Of Icelandic Sheep’, we are offering free workshops to the first class to book into each performance of the show. We will come to your school and introduce some of the themes of the show with a specially designed workshop by dance facilitator Mark Rogers. Please enquire about the availability of these workshops at the time of booking.

FAMILY DAY: Crafty Adventures
SUN 17 JUN 2012 12-3PM
Inspired by the arrival of our Spréacha show, ‘Kindur: The Adventurous Life Of Icelandic Sheep’, we’ll go on a crafty adventure with some natural materials. Using felt, wool and willow, and the help of our artist, join us to create a 3D picture of the natural world around us.


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

"“I want to see it more!” piped one girl, as the lights came up; and from young theatregoers, there’s no higher praise than that." The Scotsman

Jason and the Argonauts
  • Friends Special Price Event

Jason and the Argonauts

Spréacha 2012 / Visible Fictions UK

Sun 14 - Tue 16 Oct 2012 FAMILY: SUN 14 OCT 2PM & 4.30PM // SCHOOL: MON 15 OCT 10AM & 12.15PM // TUES 16 OCT, 11AM Main Auditorium // €5 // 65 mins

Jason’s uncle isn’t exactly lovable…he’s murdered his brother (the king) and stolen the kingdom and now nobody dares stand up to him. Things are about to get a major shake up though because Jason is BACK! After being banished as a baby, our wannabe hero returns to claim his rightful throne and make some big changes. However, in ancient times nothing’s that straightforward. Jason and his crew must sail on The Argo to the other side of the world to find the Golden Fleece and bring it back in order to unite the people again. As if that wasn’t difficult enough, the odd monster, sleeping dragon and clashing rock endeavour to ruin his trip and spice things up on this most fantastic of journeys!

SUN 14 OCT  2PM & 4.30PM
MON 15 OCT 10AM & 12.15PM
TUES 16 OCT, 11AM
Age 9+ // Dur: 65 mins // 2 teachers free per class

SPRÉACHA WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOLS
For an added dimension to your engagement with our Spréacha 2012 programme, we are offering free specially created visual arts workshops to the first class to book into each of the school performances of Visible Fictions Jason and the Argonauts. During the workshops your class will create a paper ship inspired by the show. Please enquire about the availability of these workshops at the time of booking, tel: 01-8852622.

Further Spréacha Programme info here ...


Spréacha is presented by Draíocht in partnership with Fingal County Council
Jason and the Argonauts is presented in association with Baboró International Arts Festival for Children

"Sly, silly, sophisticated and altogether winning take on an ancient Greek myth" The New York Times

"Visible Fictions - fast, funny and decidedly funky" The Herald

"Visible Fictions comes with a blazing reputation that’s hard to ignore" The Guardian