The Land of a Hundred Little Hills

DURATION: 45 minutes

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

upcoming Performances

The Source, Thurles

Wednesday 28th February 2024, 10am & 12pm

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National Concert Hall

Sunday 3rd March 2024, 2pm & 4pm

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Monday 4th March 2024, 10.30am & 12.30pm

School bookings only

About the show

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.

Creative Team

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
Colin Bartley Carpenter
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

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