The Ark and Dublin Theatre Festival present a touching new show by The Ark’s Artist in Residence, Shaun Dunne, offering a window into the experience of sixth class students in 2020.
Kyla is throwing a party on her street. Not just any party. It’s a graduation ceremony. It’ll be mad to see the kids from her old class again after so long. Summer 2020 was literally endless.
Now that they’re all in first year, Kyla wants to get the old gang back together. She’s made caps, she has gowns, and she’s even prepared a speech. But there’s one visitor she’s not expecting…
Developed swiftly and informed by ongoing collaborative work with The Ark’s Children’s Council, What Did I Miss? is a celebration of rites of passage, exploring how we reconnect as we adapt to a new way of life.
Joining Jade Jordan in the cast, we are excited to introduce newcomer and former Children’s Council member Naomi Moonveld-Nkosi as Kyla, a capable and determined girl who discovers she’s not the only one attempting to bridge the divides left by lockdown.
Due to the into the implementation of Level 3 restrictions in Dublin, The Ark & Dublin Theatre Festival regret to announce that our planned performances of What Did I Miss? by Shaun Dunne will not proceed as scheduled between 27 September and 11 October. Read more here.
Behind the Scenes
Watch our teaser video to take a look inside the rehearsal room and hear from The Ark's Artist in Residence, Shaun Dunne, our Director, Aideen Howard, and stars Naomi Moonveld-Nkosi and Jade Jordan on what's at the heart of this brand new show for children aged 10+.
We want audiences to feel comfortable and confident in returning to see live performances and to reassure you that these performances will be presented with social distancing, a limited number of audience members and within all Government guidelines.
We have implemented new safety measures for your visit to The Ark, including thorough cleaning between performances, face coverings, hand sanitising stations, perspex screens and a new one-way system. Face coverings are mandatory for grown-ups and young people aged 12+ at all times while inside The Ark, while children under 12 are encouraged to wear face coverings if they feel comfortable to do so.
You can find out more about The Ark's COVID-19 Safety Measures here. If you have any questions or concerns, please do get in touch with us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01 6707788 from Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm.
Refunds & Cancellation Policy: If any events are cancelled by The Ark whether due to COVID-19 or any other reason, then we refund all audiences affected. As part of our COVID-19 protocols, we ask that if you are feeling unwell or displaying symptoms of COVID-19, you follow government guidelines, remain at home and self-isolate. Our box office can arrange a refund of your ticket in these circumstances provided you let us know in advance of the show.
What Did I Miss? is part of The Ark's 25th birthday season, sponsored by BDO.