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Katie’s Birthday Party 1 - 4 Oct 2016

There will be truths, there will be dares, there will be presents and there will be cake! You are invited to celebrate Katie's 12th birthday as she explores what it's like to be 12 years old and moving from primary to secondary school.

Solo performer Mary-Frances Doherty explores notions of childhood on the approach of adolescence, looking at the trials and tribulations of what children go through as they move up from their primary school world - exams, results, new school, new friends, and thoughts for the future.

Part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2016

Programmer's Notes on Katie's Birthday Party

Curricular Links...

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.

Dublin Theatre Festival...

DTF takes place from 29 September - 16 October 2016. See full details of the festival at