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Online Stream: Peat 9 - 15 Apr 2020

A once-off opportunity to view the full performance of Peat by Kate Heffernan, as part of a series of free online screenings presented as part of The Ark @ Home. Directed by Tim Crouch. For ages 8+

How far down is yesterday?

On the edge of a town, in the middle of a bog, half way between a school and a housing estate, Rayy and Jo have come to dig a hole. Peat is the story of the things they bury, and the things they find.

With lightness and humour, this new play for children asks big questions about life, death, time and history. A conversation between two 11-year olds who find themselves standing on top of everything that has ever happened, it is a story of friendship, loss, and finding our place in the world.

A show for everyone who has ever wondered where things go when they leave us.

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.

A classroom activity pack can be found here

Production Information...

Creative Team

  • Writer: Kate Heffernan
  • Director: Tim Crouch
  • Performers: Curtis-Lee Ashqar & Kwaku Fortune
  • Set & Costume Design: Lian Bell
  • Sound Design: Slavek Kwi
  • Lighting Designer: Franco Bistoni
  • Stage Management: Clive Welsh
  • Producer: Kelly Phelan

Kate Heffernan is a participant of Irish Theatre Institute’s Six in the Attic Artists Supports Programme.

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Part of The Ark @ Home

With children's shows streaming online, virtual family events and daily at-home arts activities, The Ark @ Home is a series of arts activities and experiences for children aged 2-12 to enjoy in their own homes. Find out more here.