The Shape of Things

“High-quality early experience of theatre”

4.5 stars – The Review Hub Full Review Here

“Beautifully tailored, tactile delight of a show. A pleasure to see!”

4 stars – Edinburgh Guide Full Review Here


The world all around us is made up of wonderful shapes. But sometimes you can get tired of seeing the same things all the time. This is a story of Cubert the cube and Triantán the triangle, and the adventures they have when all of the shapes get mixed up.

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 in a beautiful non-verbal story featuring two quirky puppets, which unfolds in a specially designed space for adults and babies to relax in together.

This beautiful, playful and tactile experience has been designed especially for very young children and their parents to enjoy together, calling on experience from all three partners of working with Early Years audiences 6month- 2years.


Helen Gregg – Performer

Miquel Barceló- Performer

Ailie Cohen – Co-Director & Creator

Marc Mac Lochlainn-Co-Director & Creator

Catherine Denning- Tour Manager

Miquel Baceló- Composer

Ciaran Kelly – Set Build

Elaine Mears- Costume


Production Details

Duration: 45mins

Ages: 6months- 2years.

Capacity: 50


If you would like The Shape of Things to visit your Galway based creche this September/October 2017, please contact us:

Draíocht, Blanchardstown
14th-16th September
01 885 2622

The Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
22nd September
071 9161518

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
29th-30th September

Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda
4th-5th October
041 9833946

Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon
10th October
090 6625824

Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
13th-14th October
094 9023733

Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
17th October
66 7123055

Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick
18th-19th October
061 953400
(off-site event, please call for further details)

Backstage Theatre, Longford
24th October
043 3347888

Axis, Ballymun
25th October
01 8832100




The Review Hub

“Feijóo and Gregg strike a balance between engaging with all the rapt upturned faces in this comfortable, but quasi-mountainous environment and playing together in the mode of the classic Laurel and Hardy-esque comedy duo – good-natured Gregg is constantly the butt of mischievous Feijóo’s jokes.”★★★★ – THE REVIEWS HUB 


The Edinburgh Guide

“The tinies in the audience in the Lafayette Bar of the Festival Theatre were totally enthralled by this beautifully tailored, tactile delight of a show. A pleasure to see! ★★★★ IRENE BROWN Edinburgh Guide