How to Catch a Star
5 Dec - 30 Dec 2018
How to Catch a Star
How to Catch a Star
How to Catch a Star
How to Catch a Star

We welcome Branar Téatar do Pháistí back to The Ark for the festive season with their gorgeous adaptation of Oliver Jeffers' best-selling picture book.

Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure.

Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, this adaptation combines puppetry with a magical original score by Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn, Branar’s signature storytelling creates a show which reminds us all to follow our dreams. The perfect festive treat for ages 4+.

This is a nonverbal, deaf-friendly show.


Tráth dá raibh, bhí buachaill ann a bhí i gcónaí ag féachaint suas. Ba é rún a chroí réalt a bheith mar chara aige. Seo scéal a eachtra.
Tá ríméad ar Branar Téatar do Pháistí How to Catch a Star, bunaithe ar an leabhar clúiteach leis an údar Éireannach Oliver Jeffers, a chur i láthair os comhair an domhain.
San athchóiriú seo, stiúrtha ag Marc Mac Lochlainn, measctar an phuipéadóireacht le ceol nuachumtha draíochtúil ó Cholm Mac Con Iomaire. Cruthaítear seó le stíl scéalaíochta inaitheanta Branar, a mheabhraíonn dúinn uilig dul sa tóir ar ár mbrionglóidí.

Seó neamhbhriathartha. Léiriú feiliúnach do dhaoine bodhra.
Do lucht féachana 4 bliana d’aois agus níos sine.

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Attending and reflecting on theatre performances with your class will explore many of the key strands of the Drama and English curricula, particularly in relation to: examining the relationship between story, theme and life experience; using insights arising out of dramatic action to draw conclusions about life and people; receptiveness to language; competence and confidence in using language; emotional and imaginative development through language; reflection on drama and listening and responding.

Tugann Léirithe amharclanna deis freastal ar nascanna churaclam na gaeilge ar nós - teanga ó bhéal agus scríbhneoireacht i gné coincheapa, scileanna agus meonta (méin) teanga.

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Touring Company:

  • Performers & Puppeteers: Grace Kiely & Neasa Ní Chuanaigh
  • Technical Manager: Sebastian Pizarro Olivero
  • Stage Management: Sorcha Ni Chroinín

Creative Team:

  • Director: Marc Mac Lochlainn
  • Composer: Colm Mac Con Iomaire
  • Set Design: Maeve Clancy
  • Lighting Design and Set Build: Ciaran Kelly
  • Puppet Design: Suse Reibisc
  • Costume Design: Elaine Mears
  • Assistant Director: Ionia Ní Chróinín
  • Executive Producer: Joanne Beirne
  • Line Producer: Kate Murphy
  • Dramaturgy: Eileen Gibbons
  • Public Relations: Stephanie Dickenson
  • Production Photography: Anita Murphy