By Medb Lambert,

Devised by Barnstorm Theatre Company

Dandelion, Country Mouse (Jody O'Neill)

Dandelion, Country Mouse (Jody O'Neill) (Photo: Dylan Vaughan)

Spike (Town Mouse) is a city slicker. He loves the fast pace of life, the bright lights and the noise and bustle of the town. Dandelion (Country Mouse) prefers the open spaces, the quiet and the simpler life of the country. What happens when they suddenly find themselves in the unfamiliar surroundings of each other’s very different worlds?

Based on Aesop’s fable, Town Mouse, Country Mouse takes the audiences on a magical journey into the world of the mischievous mice, while gently exploring themes of culture, diversity and understanding.

A play for children aged 4 – 6 years.

Running time approx 40 minutes.

The ProductionProduction History
Actor 1: Seán McDonaghThe Barn, Kilkenny24th - 28th October, 5th - 9th, 12th - 16th December
Actor 2: Jody O'Neill The Ark, Dublin2th - 5th November
Director: Philip HardyDunamaise, Portlaoise7th - 8th November
Set Designer: Ferdia MurphyGarter Lane, Waterford10th - 11th November
Producer: Vincent DempseyÍontas, Castleblayney17th - 18th November
Lighting Designer: Nick AntonMullingar Arts Centre21st - 25th November
Costume Designer: Ferdia MurphyLinenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar28th - 29th November
Movement Director: Mike CarberyDraíocht, Blanchardstown1st - 2nd December
Composer: John Ryan
Production Manager: Michael Burke
Stage Manager: Steve Rider
Set Construction: Ted Barham
Set Construction: Michael Burke
Set Construction: Alan Clarke
Set Construction: Jacinta Breen