Grand Soft Day

Past Performances

A gentle celebration of sensory pleasure

— The Irish Times

A new show created by Branar and NIE (New International Encounter)

A show of all seasons

Splashing in puddles, wind whipping your hair, crunching frost under your feet, and rain dripping on your nose, now that’s a grand soft day. A playful show about always being prepared even though you do not know what the day will bring.

Commissioned by The Ark, Grand Soft Day is a predominantly non-verbal piece that combines physical storytelling, live music and colourful wellies, performed by Greg Hall, Helen Gregg, Jonathan Gunning and Linda Scaramella. It is an international co-production from the award winning teams of Branar (Ireland) and New International Encounter (UK/Norway). Grand Soft Day is a curious and charming new show for young children aged 2 - 6 years that celebrates the wonder of the world around us.

Designed for Children aged 2 -6 years

Duration: Approx. 45 mins

Predominantly non-verbal with some English, Irish and Italian

Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Arts Council England Galway City Council and Foras na Gaeilge.

Creative Team
Alex Byrne
Marc Mac Lochlainn
Greg Hall
Set Designer
Orla Clogher
Lighting Designer
Trui Malten
Costume Designer
Elaine Mears
Helen Gregg
Jonathan Gunning
Linda Scaramella
Greg Hall
Producer (Branar)
Joanne Beirne
Producer (NIE)
Cat Moore
Set Builder
Ciaran Kelly
Kate Bowe Communications
Line Producer
Niamh Ní Fhlatharta
Marketing and Admin Assistant
Noel Minogue
Michael Foley
Stage Manager
Debbie Wright
Stage Manager
Richard de Winter

Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Arts Council England, Foras na Gaeilge, Galway County COuncil and Galway City Council.