Spréacha 2018

Our Spréacha International Programme 2018 is back!

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 2018 Events

Night Light

Night Light

Presented as part of Spréacha – Fingal’s International Arts Programme for Children at Draíocht

Fri 5 Oct 2018 10.15AM & 12.15PM Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Age 3-6 yrs / Dur: 40 mins

The blackbird sings to welcome the night. The day slows and soon all are asleep. All except one who cannot sleep. A child, curious to know who looks after the night. And so begins a magical journey through the dark and beautiful night until the black bird sings again to welcome a new day.

Teater Refleksion (Denmark) and Andy Manley (UK) are internationally regarded for their poignant and poetic shows for the very young; shows like ‘Goodbye Mr. Muffin’, ‘Songs from Above’ and ‘White’. Audiences will be immersed in a magical universe surrounded by a beautifully designed atmospheric set. 

Night Light was commissioned by Imaginate and is co-produced with Red Bridge Arts, and supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund, The Danish Arts Foundation and the Municipality of Aarhus.

Presented as part of Spréacha – Fingal’s International Arts Programme for Children at Draíocht​

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"Quietly humorous and gentle, Night Light is a wonderfully imagined dream world. The entire team has created a cornucopia of wonder." ★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide

"A beautiful immersive experience." ★★★★ The Scotsman

"A delicate and delightful work of object theatre." ★★★★ Sunday Herald

"An exquisite, captivating instance of children’s theatre at its best." ★★★★ The Herald

The Young King By Oscar Wilde - SOLD OUT

The Young King By Oscar Wilde - SOLD OUT

Slingsby, Australia / Presented as part of Spréacha – Fingal’s International Arts Programme for Children at Draíocht

Tue 16 - Wed 17 Oct 2018 10AM & 12PM Main Auditorium Stage // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Age 8+ yrs / Dur: 50 mins

What kind of King would you be? A naïve boy raised by goatherds is discovered to be heir to the kingdom. Treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others? The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally acclaimed Adelaide theatre company, Slingsby. Journey in wonder, to a land of challenging choices and rich rewards.

Image by Andy Elli
Starring: Tim Overton and Jacqy Phillips with live music performed by Quincy Grant
Director: Andy Packer
Adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom. 

Education Pack and other Resources for Download
https://www.slingsby.net.au/production/the-young-king/

Slingsby is supported by the Government of South Australia through Arts South Australia, and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

"The attention to detail is phenomenal…majestic and utterly delightful." Limelight

"Slingsby’s beautifully staged adaptation of Wilde’s visionary parable has woven a spell that offers hope for a better world." Canberra Critics Circle

"... an immersive, otherworldly show, punctured with serious life lessons." Sydney Morning Herald