4 stars! **** – The Irish Times
“A trip to Monday’s Child is worth every second of the performance. Some gorgeous theatre for young and old”. – Ken McGuire, KCLR Arts Show
“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
“…a sophisticated piece of children’s theatre that will engage young audiences on a variety of levels…the audience can’t wait to discover the next surprise.” – Sara Keating, Irish Times
“Another gem from Barnstorm! ‘Magical’ was the word I heard most often after the play”. – Principal Marie Kelly, Presentation Primary, Kilkenny
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.
This sensitive, imaginative yet funny story explores how we make and store memories as we grow up and discover the world; how these shape who we are, and how they help us to meet the challenges of growing old.
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.’
Monday’s Child was selected as one of the UK Guardian’s Theatre Top Ten of 2014.
A play for children aged 4+ years, their families and teachers.
Running time: 40 minutes approximately.
|Woman: Noelle Brown||The Barn, Kilkenny |
|Girl: Iseult Casey||Droichead Arts Cente||6th Feb
|Writer: Brendan Murray||Nenagh Arts Cente||7th Feb
|Director: Philip Hardy||Mullingar Arts Cente||9th - 10th Feb
|Set Designer: Andrew Clancy||Pavilion Theatre||12th Feb|
|Composer: Jack Cawley||Siamsa Tire, Tralee||14th Feb
|Movement Director: Monica Bieniek||Riverbank, Newbridge||15th Feb|
|Lighting Designer: Mark Galione|
|Costume Designer: Miriam Duffy|
|Graphic Designer: Alé Mercado|
|Stage Manager: Steve Rider|
|Production Manager: Vincent Dempsey|