The Messenger by Mike Kenny
Touring: Proposed dates: Autumn/Winter 2018
Christy ‘Bullet’ Brady is a boy with a mission. He wants to be the fastest runner in the street. When the Easter Rising kicks off, revolution is the last thing on Christy’s mind. He’s just carrying a message for his Ma. It turns out to be just the first of many messages he carries that week…
A young boy caught, along with his family and neighbours, in the chaos and tumult of war on his own streets, is drawn to the excitement, adventure and danger it brings.
Known for their dynamic and visual theatrical style, Barnstorm’s plays appeal to children and adults alike, with compelling characters and artful storytelling. This is guaranteed to be a stirring, edge-of-the-seat family show and a rollicking good story to boot!
For children aged 8+ Running time: 60 mins approx
A unique and highly enjoyable theatrical experience. Kilkenny People
Theatre at its most powerful! Joe Duffy – RTE
The Messenger is a large scale production with a cast of 5 actors and a crew of 3. It utilises an innovative combination of moving projections and back-lit etching to evoke the Dublin of The Rising.
This is perhaps the only major production for children which responds to the Decade of Centenaries while at the same time, it reflects the difficulties and dilemmas facing contemporary children caught in situations of urban conflict. A digital resource package is available to assist teachers in pre & post exploration of the experience, however, this is not a history lesson.