4 Stars **** – Irish Times

Pure magic! The play is whimsical, fun and full of adventure and allows children and adults to rediscover the mystery in everyday things. I highly recommend it! – Kilkenny Reporter

“I’ve never seen anything so moving and so, so beautiful. Definitely one of the best pieces of theatre I have ever seen.” – Claire McNeill, IRISH TV Presenter

Noelle Brown and Iseult Casey in Monday's Child. Photo: Dylan Vaughan

Noelle Brown and Iseult Casey in Monday’s Child. Photo: Dylan Vaughan

It’s back! Thanks to an Arts Council Touring Award, this delightful play tours in February and March to 10 more counties, taking in 12 venues. To book – click on venue in the table below.

Monday’s Child tells a simple poetic story of the unique bond between an old woman and a little girl. Together in a dream-like garden, they sing and dance and dress up as they joyously explore a treasure trove of memories. Sensitive, poignant, funny and exuberant Monday’s Child has wowed adults and children alike.

Monday’s Child was developed with input from neuroscientists at the University of Sussex, and the Alzheimer’s Society. Writer Brendan Murray says, ‘it came from a director whose mother-in-law has Alzheimer’s and she was interested in the relationship between her mother and her children. So we started to look at the idea of memory and the relationship between different generations.’

The play was selected as one of the UK Guardian’s Theatre Top Ten of 2014. Barnstorm’s production premiered in Ireland in autumn 2014, toured in spring 2015 and tours again in Feb & March 2016.

More reviews:

“A trip to Monday’s Child is worth every second of the performance. Some gorgeous theatre for young and old.” – KCLRfm Arts Show

“…Another gem from Barnstorm! Magical was the word I heard most after the play; from children and adults alike.” – Principal M Kelly, Presentation Primary, Kilkenny


A play for children aged 4+ years, their families and teachers. Running time: 45 mins.

The ProductionTOUR VENUES
Woman: Noelle BrownThe Barn, Kilkenny
056 7751266
Sat 20th Feb:
12 noon & 2.30pm
Girl: Iseult CaseyBackstage Theatre
Tel: 043 3347888
Tue 23rd Feb:
10am & 11.30am
Writer: Brendan MurrayAxis, Ballymun
Tel: 01 8832100
Wed 24th Feb:
11.00am & 6.00pm
Director: Philip HardyRoscommon Arts Centre
Tel: 090 66 25 824
Fri 26th Feb:
Set Designer: Andrew ClancyGlór, Ennis
Tel: 065 6843103
Mon 29th Feb:
10am & 11.45am
Composer: Jack CawleyRiverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
Tel: 045 448327
Wed 2nd March:
10am & 11.30am
Movement Director: Monica BieniekHawk's Well Theatre, Sligo
Tel: 045 448327
Fri 4th March:
10am & 11.30am
Lighting Designer: Mark GalioneRamor Theatre, Virginia
Tel: 049 8547074
Sat 5th March:
Costume Designer: Miriam DuffyÍontas, Castleblayney
Tel: 042 975 3401
Sun 6th March: 4pm
Mon 7th March:
10am & 11.30am
Graphic Designer: Alé MercadoSolstice Arts Centre, Navan
Tel: 046 9092300
Wed 9th March:
10am & 11.30am
Stage Manager: Steve RiderGarage Theatre, Monaghan
Tel: 047 81597
Fri 11th March:
9.30am & 6.30pm
Production Manager: Vincent DempseyDown Arts Centre, Downpatrick
Tel: 028 4461 0747
Tue 15th March:
10am & 11.30am