Coproduced by Ceol Connected, the National Concert Hall and Draíocht Arts Centre
Commissioned by the Patrick Kavanagh Centre and Monaghan County Council
Co-written and directed by Aisling Byrne
Musical Direction by Thomas Johnston
Co-created by Emma Fisher-Owen and Thomas Johnston
Wednesday 6th December 2023, 10am & 12pm
Friday 8th December 2023, 10am & 12pm
Wednesday 13th December 2023, 10am & 12pm
Friday 15th & Saturday 16th December 2023
Tuesday 30th January 2024, 10am & 12pm
Wednesday 1st February 2024, 10am & 12pm
Tuesday 6th February 2024, 10am & 12pm
Thursday 8th February 2024, 10am & 12pm
Saturday 10th February 2024, 12pm & 2pm
Tuesday 13th February 2024, 12pm & 2pm
Thursday 15th February 2024, 12pm & 2pm
Tuesday 20th February 2024, 10am & 12pm
Friday 23rd February 2024, 6.30pm (relaxed performance)
Saturday 24th February 2024, 11am
Wednesday 28th February 2024, 10am & 12pm
Sunday 3rd March 2024, 12pm & 2pm
Monday 4th March 2024, 10am & 12pm
Booking details coming soon.
Inspired by Patrick Kavanagh’s A Christmas Childhood poem, this is a touching story about a young boy whose life was full of wonder, fantastical adventures with his friends, and a deep connection with nature and the world around him.
However, after growing up moving away from home, he somehow lost his wonder along the way.
Can his childhood book of memories help him to rediscover it?
Can he reconnect with the magic of childhood once again?
Using a combination of live music, puppetry and animation The Land of a Hundred Little Hills is a joyful, moving, and action-packed musical tale.
A unique, authentic gig theatre experience for children ages 6+ that vividly and intimately celebrates the wonder childhood; exploring how the ordinary can become extraordinary in the eyes of a child.
Coproduced by Ceol Connected, the National Concert Hall and Draíocht Arts Centre. Commissioned by the Patrick Kavanagh Centre and Monaghan County Council and funded by the Arts Council.
|Aisling Byrne||Director, dramaturg & co-writer|
|Emma Fisher-Owen||Set & paper puppet design, animation & co-creator|
|Thomas Johnston||Performer, musical director, producer, co-creator & composition|
|Áine McGeeeny||Performer, composition & arrangements|
|Stephen Markham||Performer, composition, arrangements & sound design|
|Seán O’Meara||Performer & arrangements|
|Tommy Baker||Puppeteer & ‘little boy’ puppet-maker|
|Sebastian Pizarro||Lighting Design|
|Olga Profutkina||Costume Design|
|Ivan Fisher-Owen||Puppet mechanism designer & animator|
|Brioni Gallagher||Creative Producer|
|Lisa Mahony||Production Manager|
|Tomas Donaghy||Sound Engineer for tour|
|Michael Stapleton||Stage manager for tour|
|Sheila Murphy||Lighting operator for tour|
|Gary de Búit||Filmmaker|