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||Draíocht, Blanchardstown||7th & 8th November, 2011|
|Actor 2: Sarah Johnson||Dunamaise, Portlaoise||9th November, 2011|
|Actor 3: Shane O'Reilly||Garter Lane, Waterford||11th November, 2011|
|Director: Philip Hardy||Íontas, Castleblayney||15th November, 2011|
|Set Designer: Carol Betera||Backstage, Longford||17th & 18th November, 2011|
|Set Builder: Andrew Clancy||Mullingar Arts Centre||22nd - 25th November, 2011|
|Composer: Jack Cawley||Riverbank Arts Centre||28th & 29th November, 2011|
|Puppet Director: Tommy Baker||Droichead Arts Centre||1st & 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|