Shadows of the Táin

Shadows of the Táin

Candlelit Tales

[blockquote_right] 15 – 18 Nov | 7.30pm | Main Space[/blockquote_right]

Candlelit Tales bring their unique telling of the Tain Bo Cualigne to life with a new and exciting element of shadow puppetry. Atmospheric, evocative, and lyrically beautiful, audiences will hear this ancient story as it has never been told before.

CandlelitTales were formed in the winter of 2014 by siblings Aron and Sorcha who set out to bring the stories they loved back to the forefront of popular culture. Their passion is storytelling, and finding ways to make the ancient Irish epics and folktales accessible and entertaining to audiences with all levels of knowledge, from none to experts! Growing from their beginnings in the Stag’s Head, they began to incorporate music, and this summer, they added the element of dance and song to create the theatrical show “The Dream of Eithlinn”, which toured many festivals, including Body and Soul and the Electric Picnic.

Directed by Aron Hegarty
Written by Sorcha Hegarty
Lighting Design by Dean Venture
Set Design by Sinead Purcell
Costume by Jude Stynes
Sound Design by Gavin Hennessy
Dramaturgy: Emmett Byrne
Puppet design: Jay Lambert
Puppetry Choreography by Jay Lambert
Cast: Aron Hegarty, Sorcha Hegarty,
Understudy: Catriona Loughlin (performing the 15th)
Shadow puppeteers: Marie Denham, Meg Woods, Lucey Smyth & Elena Brossa.
Music by Darragh Kenny, Audrey Trainor, Aoife Kavanagh & Emmet Byrne

Suitable for Ages 8+ 


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