Woolly the sheep - she's determined to be different

Branar Téatar do Pháistí brings new show to the Town Hall Theatre

Miquel Barcelo, Helen Gregg, and Jonathan Gunning.

Miquel Barcelo, Helen Gregg, and Jonathan Gunning.

SHEEP HAVE a bad reputation as the ultimate conformists. If one of them does something, they all have to do it. Woolly is different though. She dares to be adventurous, and after she gets shorn, she's determined to find out what happened to her wool.

This is Wooly's Quest, a new bilingual show, suitable for children at all levels of spoken Irish. It will be staged by Branar Téatar do Pháistí in the Town Hall Theatre later this month, and stars Jonathan Gunning, Miquel Barcelo, and Helen Gregg. It mixes storytelling, comedy, music, song, and puppetry.

Woolly's Quest

“Making this show was the most fun I have had in a rehearsal room," says the show's director Marc MacLochlainn. "That excitement and fun is translated onto the stage by Helen, Miquel, and Jonathan. They perform, they sing, they play instruments, they speak many languages - but most of all their love of performing for young audiences is palpable. Bainigí sult as!”

The play also features music by Miquel Barcelo, with set design by Orla Clogher, costume design by Elaine Mears, puppet design by Suse Reisbech, and lighting design by Ciaran Kelly.

Woolly's Quest is on Thursday March 21 and Friday 22 (10am and 12 noon ) and Saturday March 23 (3pm ). It is suitable for those aged four and over. Tickets are from the Town Hall (091 - 569777, www.tht.ie ).

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