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a new experiment begins......

A couple of years ago, I took TiNY, the baby show I'd created with composer David Goodall to South Africa for the first ever tour of baby theatre that South Africa had seen. The tour organised in collaboration with the extraordinary Magnet Theatre in Cape Town, whose Early Years Company then went on to create SCOOP, a kitchen play, the first ever homegrown South African baby theatre. Magnet also run a full-time intensive training programme - a two-year bridge to education and/or employment for young people from the townships. While I was there, I had a conversation with their inspirational Artistic Director, Jennie Reznek, who mentioned that one massive unexpected impact of the trainees ma

I AM BABA - the first tiny steps.....

so, earlier this year I was awarded one of the International Early Childhood Arts Commissions from the four Dublin Local Authorities funded through Arts Council Ireland's Invitation to Collaboration Scheme. My proposal was to make a new show called I AM BABA, for babies aged 0-12 months (the title inspired by one of Emily Bagnall's first sentences - Emily being the daughter of designer Jen Shepherd who created the TiNYtent for TiNY which I created - with music by David Goodall - whilst AD at Replay). A few weeks ago, we had our first development/creative consultation week working at the lovely Civic Theatre in Tallaght who are co-producing the show with me. Fab new bits of music by my coll

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