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

Puppet Josh in The Song from the Sea (Photo: Dylan Vaughan)

Puppet Josh in The Song from the Sea (Photo: Dylan Vaughan)

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

The Production  
Actor 1: Paul CurleyDraíocht, Blanchardstown7th & 8th November, 2011
Actor 2: Sarah JohnsonDunamaise, Portlaoise9th November, 2011
Actor 3: Shane O'ReillyGarter Lane, Waterford11th November, 2011
Director: Philip HardyÍontas, Castleblayney15th November, 2011
Set Designer: Carol BeteraBackstage, Longford17th & 18th November, 2011
Set Builder: Andrew ClancyMullingar Arts Centre22nd - 25th November, 2011
Composer: Jack CawleyRiverbank Arts Centre28th & 29th November, 2011
Puppet Director: Tommy BakerDroichead Arts Centre1st & 2nd December, 2011
Puppet Designer/ Maker: Tommy Baker
Lighting Designer: Mark Galione
Costume Designer: Bernie McCoy
Graphic Designer: Alé Mercado
Stage Manager: Steve Rider
Production Manager: Vincent Demspey
Sound Technician: Mike O'Halloran
Photographs: Dylan Vaughan