By Mike Kenny
‘…the fluidity of narration, combined with the simplicity of the settings allows the story to flow seamlessly…The Barnstorm ensemble, both in acting and production, has a consistency and continuity that contributes greatly to a house-style that is lucid and engaging, not only for the target audience, in this case 4-5 year-olds – but also the adults who accompany them’. Irish Theatre Magazine
Listen! Can you hear it?
Our captivating new show The Song from the Sea, by Mike Kenny, focuses on a young boy’s struggle to find his place in his family, and in the wider world. Blending storytelling, performance, puppets, music and a beautiful song from the sea, this show is a sensory treat.
Playwright Mike Kenny’s writing shows great empathy with young children. He will be familiar to Barnstorm audiences as the author of Big Sister, Little Brother and Jack.
With its blend of magic and realism, and an emphasis on shared storytelling The Song from the Sea is an encouraging and uplifting show for young children.
A play for children aged 4 and older.
Running time: 35 minutes
|Actor 1: Paul Curley||The Barn, Kilkenny||7th March, 2011 (Preview)|
|Actor 2: Sarah Johnson||The Barn, Kilkenny||8th to 11th March, 2011|
|Actor 3: Shane O'Reilly||The Barn, Kilkenny||14th to 16th March, 2011|
|Director: Philip Hardy||The Barn, Kilkenny||20th March, 2011
(World Children's Theatre Day)
|Set Designer: Carol Betera||The Barn, Kilkenny||21st to 24th March, 2011|
|Set Builder: Andrew Clancy||Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin||26th March, 2011|
|Composer: Jack Cawley|
|Puppet Director: Tommy Baker|
|Puppet Designer/ Maker: Tommy Baker|
|Lighting Designer: Mark Galione|
|Costume Designer: Bernie McCoy|
|Graphic Designer: Alé Mercado|
|Stage Manager: Steve Rider|
|Production Manager: Vincent Dempsey|
|Sound Technician: Mike O'Halloran|
|Photographs: Dylan Vaughan|