Starting this weekend, An Taibhdhearc will host a season of monthly ‘Saturday Shows’ for children and families, starting with Branar Téatar do Pháistí’s An Seanfhear Beag.
An Seanfhear Beag takes place this Saturday at 11am and 1pm. It is based on The Story of the Little Old Man by Swedish author Barbro Lindgren, and adapted and translated by Marc MacLochlainn, artistic director of Branar Téatar do Pháistí.
An Seanfhear Beag is about the friendship between a lonely old man and a dog no one wanted, told through puppets and live music. The puppets were created by Suse Reibisch and the music was composed by Morgan Cooke. The show was created with the support of The Arts Council. Bjarne Sandborg of Denmark’s Teatre Refleksion was artistic adviser on the project.
The show has already enjoyed critical acclaim. Irish Theatre Magazine said: “This is magic of a high order...It is breathtakingly serene.”
An Seanfhear Beag is suitable for ages six to 10. Tickets are €5 from An Taibhdhearc on 091 - 562024. See www.branar.ie