Branar Season of Shows 2018 – Mick Lally Theatre

Branar Season of Shows 2018 – Mick Lally Theatre


Branar are excited to be presenting work for families in Galway over 4 weekends this February and March 2018 in the Mick Lally Theatre, Galway.

In partnership with Druid and the Mick Lally Theatre, Branar will present Spraoi (3+), The Shape of Things (6 months to 3 years), Na Sióga agus an Greasaí (4+) and Bricí Spraoi’s Imagination Playground (3+) as part of a season of Branar. We are delighted to bring some of our favourite productions back to Galway this spring 2018 and hope to delight families of Galway with a selection of shows to fit every age group.


Spraoi | 17th February 2018
Imagination Playground | 24th February 2018
The Shape of Things | 3rd March 2018
Na Sióga | 10th March 2018



3-6 years


Saturday, 17th February 2018
Performances beginning
– 1pm &  -3pm
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Bricí Spraoi’s
Imagination Playground
3-10 years



Saturday, 24th February 2018
1 hr Sessions beginning
11.30am ; 12.30pm ; 2pm ; 3pm
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Visit Bricí Spraoi’s Website here

The Shape of Things
6 months – 3 years







Saturday, 3rd March 2018
Performances beginning at
11am*; 1pm; 3pm                     *Relaxed Performance

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Na Sióga agus an Greasaí
4 years +



Saturday, 10th March 2018
Performances beginning at
12pm & 2pm

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This is a simple story of two boys who arrive at the same place at the same time. They do not
understand what they should do; neither speak the same language or understand the others’
signals. One likes to play by the rules while the other doesn’t have any! They must learn how to
communicate with each other so that they can play together.

Bricí Spraoi’s Imagination Playground

The Imagination Playground is a breakthrough play space concept designed to encourage child-directed free play. The premium quality big blue foam blocks of various shapes- squares, channel chutes, balls, connectors and more – enable children to have hours of fun and become budding engineers. This activity is fun for all the family and we encourage parents and guardians to build with their child and unlock their imagination together. for more information and bookings.

The Shape of Things

The Shape of Things is an imaginative and interactive experience combining puppetry, object theatre, music and sound. It explores how the world around us is created from different shapes, textures and materials through a beautiful non-verbal story. Sometimes there are so many shapes that some shapes get lost. This is a story of two shapes in the form of two quirky puppets, Cubert and Triantán, and the adventures they have finding their way back to each other.

Na Sióga agus an Greasaí

With an emphasis on live music and magical puppetry, this spirited and humorous production brings to life the much loved story of the Elves and the Shoemaker. In this adaptation, Branar Téatar do Pháistí tell the well-known story through the eyes of the elves. We meet Sé and Sí, two elves who are poor but happy. They come to the aid of an old, banjo-playing shoemaker who is poorer than they are and learn the value of working together.
Na Sióga agus an Gréasaí has an energetic, musical performance style which is designed especially for children aged 4 and upwards. This is a tri-lingual show, combining Gaeilge, English and Polish to present this entertaining and heart-warming tale.


*Relaxed Performances are specifically designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability. For example- Reduced sound and lighting levels, freedom to come in and out of the theatre during the performance, food and drink allowed if needed.

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