A once-off opportunity to view the full performance of The Haircut! by Wayne Jordan & Tom Lane online, as the first in a series of free online screenings presented by The Ark.
Labhraidh Loingseach has a secret. He wears his hair long and he has it cut only once a year. Once a year on the same night in the same place and in the same style. But never by the same barber.
The Haircut is a cautionary tale with a live musical soundtrack.
The Haircut is a fairytale remixed and retold.
The Haircut is a play about secrets and about creativity stifled. About fighting for what you believe in and standing up to power.
About music and magic and hair.
Set in a magical modern day Ireland, The Haircut is an Ark commission written by Wayne Jordan, delivered with ineffable charm by bright new talent Thommas Kane Byrne and accompanied by Tom Lane’s vibrant score played by three outstanding musicians.
The Haircut made its world premiere as part of the Theatre for Children season in Dublin Theatre Festival 2019.
The Haircut is nominated for the Audience Choice Award at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2019, while Tom Lane has been nominated for Best Soundscape.
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.