Over the years, I’ve performed in many different venues...schools, libraries, offices, banks, hotels, restaurants, pubs, back gardens, outside supermarkets, inside supermarkets, shopping centres, festivals in fields, often dragging my stuff with me to the locations whilst wearing heels, wings and a gown. So, you can imagine my excitement to be finally taking my storytelling performance on stage to an actual theatre!
So I set my stage up, went through a few quick sound and light tests, and was ready to go:
For most of them, if not all, this would’ve been their first time to set foot inside a theatre, so the excitement was palpable. Something brand new for them to experience.
This was a bilingual show, where the children hear the songs in Irish and English and they’re encouraged to join in, exercising their creativity and imaginations.
We met, An Síog Gorm (the blue fairy), An Dragún Buí (yellow dragon), Wally an Éan Ildaiteach (Wally the multi-coloured bird) and Pirate Pete, who all gave us clues to create the magic. The more magic we performed, the more colours were brought back to the books and the Magical Book Kingdom!
And I also hope that the next time those children visit the library or the theatre, they will associate it as being as magical when they brought the colours back into the pictures in the books!