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The Giggler Treatment 1 Dec 2023 - 7 Jan 2024

This festive season, The Ark is proud to present The Giggler Treatment, a marvellous, mischievous new musical based on the novel by Roddy Doyle.

If adults are mean to children, they get the Giggler Treatment. It's smelly. It's squishy. And it sticks to your shoe. But sometimes, just sometimes, the Gigglers make a mistake... Can Robbie, Kayla, Jimmy and Rover the dog come to Mr Mack's rescue before the poo hits the shoe? 

Written and composed by Fionn Foley (Tonic, Fierce Notions), this glorious adaptation of the much-loved novel is teeming with Dublin wit, memorable melodies and belly laughs for children and grown-ups alike.

Jam-packed with big songs and even bigger PONGS, don’t miss the funniest, cheekiest, silliest show in town!

You can download our online show programme here.

Watch the trailer

The Giggler Treatment Production Photos

Check out a selection of photographs from the show taken by Ros Kavanagh

Relaxed Performances

There will be relaxed performances of The Giggler Treatment on Friday 15 December @ 10.15am & 12.15pm, Saturday 16 December @ 2pm and Friday 29 December @ 4pm. Relaxed performances are aimed at families or school groups with children who are on the autism spectrum or those who have sensory sensitivities and will be tailored for the comfort of your child. The sound will be at a lower volume and the lights will be dimmed rather than completely dark, we will warn you of any loud noises and we will have a special chill-out area where your child can relax.

A relaxed performance information pack, with photographs and a synopsis of the play which may assist your child to prepare for the performance is available via the link below. For further information please contact The Ark on (01) 670 7788 or