Polar Bear & Penguin was originally developed by Paul Curley & Draíocht with the support of The Arts Council YPCE Project Award & Meitheal CPS – A Branar Initiative and is presented with the support of an Arts Council Touring Award. It is just about to embark on an Irish tour across the country over the coming weeks and has been in rehearsal in Draíocht in September and October!
Don't miss this tale of an unlikely encounter between a Polar Bear and a Penguin. This is the story of polar opposite characters meeting for the first time, getting to know one another and learning how to survive in a world that is melting beneath their feet...paws...flippers.
Paul Curley (THE DIG and Bake!) and John Currivan (The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket), bring this quirky and relevant play for young audiences to life. Award-winning director Ian Cameron (White) joins the team along with designers Ger Clancy and Sarah Jane Shiels and composer Denis Clohessy. Polar Bear & Penguin is a tale of our time, infused with humour, friendship and fish.
15th-18th October - @baboro_festival - Galway
21st October - @dunamaise.arts.centre - Laois
24th October - @backstagetheatrelongford - Longford
26th October - @roscommonartscentre - Roscommon
31st October - @paviliontheatre - Dún Laoghaire
7th November - Linenhall Theatre - Mayo
10th November - @glor_ennis - Ennis
15th November - @solsticearts - Navan
17th November - @townhallcavantheatre - Cavan
22nd November - @sourcearts - Thurles
24th-25th November - @angrianantheatre - Letterkenny
28th November - @hawkswelltheatre - Sligo
30th November - 2nd December - @riverbankartscentreie - Newbridge
5th December - @mermaidartscentre - Bray
7th-9th December - @draiocht_blanchardstown - Blanchardstown
Illustration by @mrphilipkennedy
Tickets on sale now!
"As Theatre Artist in Residence 2021-2023, I have been able to develop my practice, create new and engaging theatre for young audiences in Dublin 15 and beyond, and build a base to collaborate with a wide range of inter-disciplinary artists on new work. Draíocht is at the forefront of the support network for independent artists making new work in Ireland today." - Paul Curley
Draíocht is recognised as a creative hub and laboratory space and invests significantly in the development of artist's practice by the provision of benefit in kind support such as space, technical support, admin/marketing support and specialist expertise. We offer a wide range of opportunities to artists i.e. commissions, residencies, artist studios/rehearsal space, co-productions, co-commissions, seed funding, mentoring.
Our Artist Support Series, launched during Covid-19, has helped 79 artists in 2020, 50 artists in 2021 and 74 artists in 2022, with the provision of free rehearsal and creative space. Space to rehearse, write, create, film, dance, think & plan ... whatever is needed!
With thanks to our funders Fingal County Council & The Arts Council.
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