A family play for young and old.

“A sophisticated piece of children’s theatre that will engage young audiences on a variety of levels. ” 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

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

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

With generous support from Culture Ireland the delightful Monday’s Child tours with the UK’s house touring network in February & March.

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. 

The play was developed with input from neuroscientists at the University of Sussex, and the Alzheimer’s Society UK. 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 Guardian’s Theatre Top Ten of 2014. Barnstorm’s production premiered in Ireland in 2014, toured in spring 2015 and 2016. This UK tour is presented by house.

The ProductionUK TOUR VENUES
Woman: Noelle BrownCornerstone Didcot Sun 02 April
2pm
Girl: Iseult CaseyThe Garage Norwich Mon 03 April
11am
Writer: Brendan MurrayThe Seagull Lowestoft
Tue 04 April
2pm
Director: Philip HardyWhitby Hall Ellesmere Port
Thur 06 April
10.30am & 1.30pm
Set Designer: Andrew ClancyWaterside Arts Centre Sale
Sat 08 April
2pm
Composer: Jack CawleyZ-arts Manchester
Sun 09 April
2.30pm
Movement Director: Monica BieniekThe Place Bedford
Tue 11 April
2pm
Lighting Designer: Mark GalioneFarnham Maltings Farnham
Thur 13 April
2.30pm
Costume Designer: Miriam DuffyThe Spring Arts Centre Havant
Sat 15 April
11.30am & 2.30pm
Graphic Designer: Alé MercadoGulbenkian Canterbury
Sun 16 April
2pm
Stage Manager: Steve RiderThe Chipping Norton Theatre
Tue 18 April
3pm
Production Manager: Vincent DempseyAshcroft Arts Centre Fareham
Thur 20 April
2.00pm
Forest Arts Centre New Milton Fri 21 April
2.30pm

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

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

“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