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CURRENT AND FUTURE

Tonic Theatre Award winner 2016 for ‘women who are changing the face of UK  Theatre’​

"a hero of children's theatre"

The Guardian

SING ME TO THE SEA - a new hydropool adventure in 2018 for children and young people with complex needs funded by Wicklow County Arts Office and Riverbank Arts Centre. In partnership with Enable Ireland.  Further presentation in 2019 through Arts Council of Ireland funding in association with the Civic, Tallaght, The Mermaid, Draiocht, Fingal Co Council and Carlow Arts Festival.

Further touring planned for 2020.

I LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT - R&D on Ireland's first dance show for babies aged 3-18 months.  Funded by Arts Council Ireland, co-pro with The Civic. October 2020

GROOVE - a new 60's/70's inspired 'happening' for children and young people with complex needs touring schools and venues in June 2020. Funded by Arts Council Ireland, co-pro with The Civic.

BLUE! - funded by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council -  an Early Years interactive Imagination Playground adventure developed in creative collaboration with families at the Peter McVerry Homeless Hub and in partnership with the DLR Children & Young People's Services Committees and the Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire.  Spring 2019.

BIGKIDLITTLEKID - a new show for audiences aged 3-6 - development phase in partnership with the Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire and the Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray.  Full production in Autumn 2019 through Arts Council of Ireland Arts Grant Funding in association with the Civic, Tallaght, The Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray and Draiocht Arts Centre, Fingal. Premiere at the Ark for Dublin Theatre Festival.

BABY'S FIRST XMAS - an Xmas show created especially for the very youngest of audiences. Created December 2018 through Arts Council of Ireland Arts funding in association with the Civic, the Mermaid and Draiocht. With a distinct version - LITTLE TINY XMAS - for under 5's with complex needs.

Returning to venues & special schools Xmas 2019.

Polka Lab Artist  - an experimental project creating a show for babies with teenage performers to explore the empathetic impact of that unique connection. In collaboration with Lambeth College. Further development of this project in collaboration with the Mermaid Arts Centre and ImmaLab, funded by Wicklow County Arts Office. March and Oct 2019

FOUR GO WILD IN WELLIES - an inclusive dance theatre show for audiences aged 3-5 years created with Glasgow's Indepen-Dance.  Ongoing international touring including Bangkok International Children's Festival and Australia's Awesome Festival in 2018 and TYA Inclusive Arts Festival, Tokyo in 2019. - video promo here!

One of the Guardian's top 50 picks at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and winner of Three Weeks Edinburgh Editor's Award. "pure joy" - see review here"entrancing" - see review here.

"a 30 minute warm hug' - see review from Australia here.

Touring continues into 2019/20 to Canada, Columbia, Finland and off-Broadway.

 

A new Early Years production for Indepen-Dance - GROW - for audiences aged 3-7 years - touring from April 2019. "a thing of wonder" - see review here

I AM BABA - a show for babies aged 0-12 months - an International Early Childhood Arts Commission from the four Dublin Local Authorities funded by Arts Council of Ireland and produced in association with the Civic Theatre, Tallaght - Autumn 2017.

7 week national tour of Ireland `Sept/Oct/Nov 2018 funded by Arts Council of Ireland with support from the Katharine Howard Foundation.  

10 week tour across Ireland in Spring 2020 both to theatre venues and to community venues in partnership with National Childhood Network and the Children & Young People's Services Committees under the umbrella of TUSLA.

REASSEMBLED, SLIGHTLY ASKEW by Shannon Yee. 

This unique sonic installation (nominated for 3 Dublin Tiger Fringe Awards and the Contra Guys Award for New Performance Text at Summerworks, Toronto) continues to tour nationally and internationally, including to festivals in Canada and Hong Kong and to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Read about it in the Wall Street Journal!

TWINKLE TWINKLE - a show for audiences aged 18 months to 3 years with Brighton-based puppet theatre company Touched Theatre. Premiere at the Little Angel Theatre, London in July 2017. UK/Ireland touring ongoing into 2018/19.

New collaboration with Touched, LITTLE MONSTER, opening at Z-Arts in Autumn 2019.

BigKidLittleKid production photo

BigKidLittleKid - a wordless show for audiences aged 3-6 years created by Anna Newell with original score by David Goodall, costumes by Cherie White and performed by Nicky Harley & Mary-Lou McCarthy

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