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Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure.   Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, Branar Teatar do Pháistí are proud to present How to Catch a Star.   Past performances include its premiere in 2017 at the Galway International Arts Festival, Young at Art Belfast, Southbank Centre London, 10 Venue Irish National Tour, The Ark Residency Dublin, The Egg Children’s Theatre Bath, UK  Suitable for children aged 4+

Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure.

Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, Branar Teatar do Pháistí are proud to present How to Catch a Star.

Past performances include its premiere in 2017 at the Galway International Arts Festival, Young at Art Belfast, Southbank Centre London, 10 Venue Irish National Tour, The Ark Residency Dublin, The Egg Children’s Theatre Bath, UK

Suitable for children aged 4+

HOW TO CATCH A STAR

Set in a soft and tactile environment Scottish based Early Years Arts organisation Starcatchers and Branar tell this interactive story through puppetry, theatre, music and sound.  The Shape of Things combines puppetry, object theatre and music, exploring how the world around us is created from different shapes, textures and materials,   This beautiful, playful and tactile experience has been designed especially for very young children and their parents to enjoy together,   For audiences 6 months - 3 years

Set in a soft and tactile environment Scottish based Early Years Arts organisation Starcatchers and Branar tell this interactive story through puppetry, theatre, music and sound.

The Shape of Things combines puppetry, object theatre and music, exploring how the world around us is created from different shapes, textures and materials,

This beautiful, playful and tactile experience has been designed especially for very young children and their parents to enjoy together,

For audiences 6 months - 3 years

The Shape of Things

This is the epic story of Woolly, the bravest of all sheep. Woolly was the first sheep who dared to be different, she dared to be adventurous, she dared to discover what happens to her wool.    Branar weaves together storytelling, live music, song and puppetry in a pulsating show that will have audiences of all ages hooked!   For children aged 4+

This is the epic story of Woolly, the bravest of all sheep. Woolly was the first sheep who dared to be different, she dared to be adventurous, she dared to discover what happens to her wool.

Branar weaves together storytelling, live music, song and puppetry in a pulsating show that will have audiences of all ages hooked!

For children aged 4+

WOOLLY’S QUEST

Easter Monday, 1916  To mark the centenary celebrations of the 1916 Rising, Branar presents a theatre show for audiences aged 8 to 108! Maloney’s Dream is a family-friendly action-packed, bi-lingual show full of live music, physical theatre, animations and puppetry. Visit www.maloneysdream.ie for full details.   Set against the background of Easter Week 1916, this is a captivating story of how one man’s dream collided with the birth of a nation. Thaddeus Maloney returns home to Ireland to realise his dream of opening a new hotel on Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street). However, it’s Easter Monday 1916 and the events of that week impact his plans.   Using diary entries and recorded personal accounts, the show exploresthe impact the Rising had on the lives of ordinary people and introduces audiences to the history that shaped our country.  For audiences aged 8+

Easter Monday, 1916

To mark the centenary celebrations of the 1916 Rising, Branar presents a theatre show for audiences aged 8 to 108! Maloney’s Dream is a family-friendly action-packed, bi-lingual show full of live music, physical theatre, animations and puppetry. Visit www.maloneysdream.ie for full details.

Set against the background of Easter Week 1916, this is a captivating story of how one man’s dream collided with the birth of a nation. Thaddeus Maloney returns home to Ireland to realise his dream of opening a new hotel on Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street). However, it’s Easter Monday 1916 and the events of that week impact his plans.

Using diary entries and recorded personal accounts, the show exploresthe impact the Rising had on the lives of ordinary people and introduces audiences to the history that shaped our country.

For audiences aged 8+

MALONEY’S DREAM

Unwrap the Magic of Christmas    The town is preparing for Christmas. Houses are being decorated, cards being written, presents being wrapped and stockings being hung. Join Branar as they take you on a joyful journey through to the most magical night of the year.    Inspired by the classic poem, this bilingual show combines storytelling, original live music and puppetry to create a fun and magical festive show.      Audiences aged 5+ /Senior Infants +.

Unwrap the Magic of Christmas

The town is preparing for Christmas. Houses are being decorated, cards being written, presents being wrapped and stockings being hung. Join Branar as they take you on a joyful journey through to the most magical night of the year.

Inspired by the classic poem, this bilingual show combines storytelling, original live music and puppetry to create a fun and magical festive show.

Audiences aged 5+ /Senior Infants +.

twas the night before christmas

A non-verbal Story about friendship and bravery.   Co-produced with Teater Refleksion , Denmark.  When a boy discovers a single-propeller airplane in his closet, he does what any young adventurer would do: He flies into outer space! This wonderful story explores the boundless imagination of children. Through puppet animation and magical music, we tell the story of one boy’s adventure into outer space and the quest he must undertake to help his new friend.  For audiences aged 3 +

A non-verbal Story about friendship and bravery.

Co-produced with Teater Refleksion , Denmark.

When a boy discovers a single-propeller airplane in his closet, he does what any young adventurer would do: He flies into outer space! This wonderful story explores the boundless imagination of children. Through puppet animation and magical music, we tell the story of one boy’s adventure into outer space and the quest he must undertake to help his new friend.

For audiences aged 3 +

THE WAY BACK HOME

This is a simple story of two boys who arrive at the same place at the same time and they don't understand what they should do. They do not speak the same language and they do not understand each other's signals. One of them likes to play by the rules the other doesn't have any! They must learn how to communicate with each other so that they can play together.    For audiences aged 3+

This is a simple story of two boys who arrive at the same place at the same time and they don't understand what they should do. They do not speak the same language and they do not understand each other's signals. One of them likes to play by the rules the other doesn't have any! They must learn how to communicate with each other so that they can play together.

For audiences aged 3+

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ABOUT Branar

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Branar Téatar do Pháistí is one of the leading theatre companies making work for children in Ireland. We create beautiful, innovative, high quality productions that inspire children and their families.

We tour our work to venues and festivals locally, nationally and internationally.
We support artists to make work for young audiences through our tailored programmes of resource sharing and Tiny Show creation. We create opportunities for children to explore their own arts practice in school settings.

Contact Us

Branar Drámaíochta
15 Glenrock Business Park
Ballybane
Galway
Tel: +353 (0) 91 704718
Email: info@branar.ie