Summer Streaming for Broadband Connection Points 1 Jul - 25 Aug 2024

This Summer, for participating Broadband Connection Points, The Ark is streaming TWO of our critically acclaimed shows created especially for children.

  • Show 1: A bold new adaption for children aged 8+ by author Anna Carey of her first historical novel, The Making of Mollie
  • Show 2: The Race by Marc Brew, an exciting dance piece for children aged 4+.

Both shows are available for streaming from Monday 1 July to Sunday 25 August 2024

Scroll down to take a look at what is on offer. Confirmed screenings will be listed below so if there is a location confirmed near you, get in touch with your local BCP centre to join in with the fun.

If you don't see your local BCP centre on the lists, you can get in touch with them to explore whether they can set up a screening. Find your nearest BCP here.

THE MAKING OF MOLLIE by Anna Carey

In 1912 Dublin, 14-year-old Mollie Carberry’s life is pretty boring. That is, until she discovers that her older sister Phyllis is a secret suffragette! Mollie starts to realise just how unfair the world can be - and she wants to do something about it. When Mollie and her friend Nora get involved in the movement, they must face an important question: just how far should a girl go for her beliefs?

This charming and witty new play invites you to step into a very different time and join Mollie as she begins her journey to find her place in the world.

The Making of Mollie had its premiere in The Ark in March 2024. Options are available for captioning and audio description.

The Making of Mollie has been filmed with support from the Department of Rural & Community Development and the Department of Education.

Confirmed BCP screenings of The Making of Mollie:

  • Friday 26 July @ 6.30pm - Tullycorbet community centre
  • Sunday 11 August @ 4pm - Aghanlish Resource Centre

Take a look at the trailer for The Making of Mollie

THE RACE by Marc Brew

Created by acclaimed international choreographer, Marc Brew, and presented by The Ark, Dublin Dance Festival and Arts & Disability Ireland, The Race entwines three of Aesop's Fables to create a fun, interactive and colourful world of animals, puppets, theatre and movement.

Cheer with our cast of animals as the Tortoise and the Hare set off for the finish line, join the Grasshopper in gazing with fascination as the Ants collect food for the winter ahead, and root for the little Mouse as she faces down the mighty Lion! Watch as their journeys unfold through beautiful movement and dance, and share in the lessons they learn along the way.

Originally performed as part of Dublin Dance Festival 2023, The Race is performed by a cast of disabled and non-disabled dance artists, the show features integrated ISL and is accessible with or without captions thanks to its highly visual style.

Confirmed BCP screenings of The Race:

  • Sunday 11 August @ 6pm - Aghanlish Resource Centre

Take a look at the trailer for THE RACE...