A 10-year-old girl struggles to come to terms with her younger brother’s diagnosis, leading her to the big questions in life, and an exploration of loss, hope, and being a big sister.
This is Do Fish Sleep? by German playwright Jens Raschke, which Galway's Beluga Theatre is bringing to the Town Hall Theatre studio from Wednesday February 12 to Saturday 15 at 8.30pm. This will be the world premiere of the English language version of the play.
“It’s a brilliant piece of writing," says the play's director Oisín Robbins. "It brings us right into her world and we see life through her eyes in a way that’s very warm and honest. For all the importance and urgency of the subject matter it’s delivered with a lot of curiosity and playfulness. You find yourself smiling and laughing at the humour and the perspective this girl has on life and you can’t help but take something away from it."
The lead role will be played by Niamh Ryan. Do Fish Sleep? also features original music by Mark Daniel Kerry. The production team is Sarah Timmins, Daniel Cronin, Finian Robbins, and Conor Quinlan.
Beluga Theatre is a new theatre company which produces shows for young audiences, and came to attention with its inaugural play, Marty Moncrieff, The Teddy Bear Thief, at the Galway Fringe Festival.
Tickets are available from the Town Hall (091 - 569777, www.tht.ie ). it is suitable for ages 8+.