After a hugely successful world premiere at the Dublin Theatre Festival 2014 and run at Baboró (Ireland’s Flagship International Arts Festival for Children and Families) Ireland’s biggest and best children’s theatre company Branar Téater do Pháistí with Denmark’s Teatre Refleksion bring back home their magnificent adaptation of Oliver Jeffers’ children’s book ‘The Way Back Home’ to fourteen venues on a nationwide tour this summer.
‘The Way Back Home’ is a theatre adaption of the hugely successful book by the multi award-winning, Oliver Jeffers (‘Lost and Found’ & ‘The Incredible Book Eating Boy’) and this beautifully unique production and introduction for many young children to their first theatre show, promises to realise Jeffers’ much loved picture book into a beautiful and imaginative story on stage.
Combining puppetry, animation, original music and the distinctive and evocative design of Teater Refleksion’s Mariann Agaard, ‘The Way Back Home’ explores the boundless imagination of children.
The story is about a boy who discovers a single-propeller airplane in his closet and upon doing so he does what any young adventurer would do: he flies into outer space!
The story tells of this one boy’s adventure and the quest he must undertake to help a new friend he finds n his extraterrestrial travels.
‘The Way Back Home’ returns to Ireland following a tour of Denmark.
After the fourteen-venue tour around Ireland the show will travel to Japan in July and will be part of the world’s biggest and renowned Charleville-Meziere’s International Puppet Festival in France this September.
Founded by Artistic Director Marc Mac Lochlainn Galway company Branar Téatar do Pháistí is Ireland’s leading light in creating theatre for young audiences. The company develops and produces high quality theatre and tours both nationally and internationally.
“We are really excited to bring ‘The Way Back Home’ on tour again in Ireland and it is great to be able to present World Class theatre to children in Ireland before it heads abroad,” Marc Mac Lochlainn said.
‘The Way Back Home’ is suitable for children aged four and upwards. ‘The Way Back Home’ is a beautiful piece of theatre that will leave your child awestruck.
This tour has been kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and RTE Supporting the Arts.
‘The Way Back Home’ will feature at The Source Arts Centre on Tuesday, June 9th (11 am & 7pm) and Wednesday, June 10th June ( 10am & 12 noon). For details please contact the box office on 0504 90204 or alternatively visit thesourceartscentre.ie.
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