The Ark presents an old Irish myth remixed and retold in words and music for ages 8+.
The King 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 a new 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 at Dublin Theatre Festival 2019.
The Haircut is nominated for the Audience Choice Award at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2019, and Tom Lane has been nominated for Best Soundscape.