VERY YOUNG children will be kept entertained, engaged, amused, and be opened up to both theatre and the Irish language with a variety of shows at the Baboró festival.
Graffiti Theatre Company will stage An Fear Siúil (Walking Man ) by Jody O’Neill, for children aged six to nine in the Town Hall Studio today at 10.15am and 12.15pm.
Walking Man has spent his whole life in pursuit of success. He has always rushed headlong through life, determined to follow in his father’s footsteps to the best job on the top floor of the tallest building in the whole city. Yet once he achieves all this, he still feels unfulfilled and must go on a new journey.
Irish Theatre Magazine has praised the production for its “subtlety and sophistication...a production of magic and wonder”.
The Gombeens - actor and comedians duo of Miquel Barcelló and Jonathan Gunning - will present Spraoi in the Druid Lane Theatre on tomorrow at 11am and 3pm.
This show is performed in Catalan and as Gaeilge. It is about two boys who arrive at the same place at the same time and but do not understand what they should do. Neither speaks the same language and one likes to play by the rules while the other does not. They must learn how to communicate with each other so they can play together.
Spraoi is directed by Marc MacLochlainn. The is for children aged between three and six. Places are limited.
Púca Puppets will stage Tic Teac Tic Teac, written and performed by Niamh Lawlor in the Town Hall Studio tomorrow (10.30am and 3.30pm ); Saturday (11.30am and 3.30pm ); and Sunday (11.30am and 1pm ) in the Town Hall Studio. The show is for three to six year olds.
Tic Teac Tic Teac is a celebration of a child’s journey ón ghiniúnt go dtí an chéad lá scoile - from conception to the schoolroom. It uses handmade puppets and a special clock mat the children help assemble.
Irish Theatre Magazine said the show keeps children “engaged and entertained for near on 45 minutes. Short but sweet.”