Maloney’s Dream

The sophisticated theatrical language ensures that nothing is lost in translation. Outstanding

— Irish Times

Easter Monday, 1916.

Thaddeus Maloney returns home to realise his dream of opening a new hotel on Sackville St (now O’Connell Street) on Easter Monday. While the events of Easer week affect his plans, the spark that ignited his dream never truly goes out. This bi-lingual show explores the extraordinary impact the Rising had on the lives of ordinary people.

Maloney’s Dream is a captivating and action packed story, told by a fantastically talented ensemble cast, with live music, physical theatre and puppetry. Prepare to be enchanted and entertained; it will be a treat for young and old alike.

To commemorate the 1916 rising, Branar presented a national tour of their theatre show Maloney’s Dream for audiences aged 8 years & upwards. The show received its world premiere in Galway and toured to 11 venues nationwide, including four venues in Dublin.

Maloney’s Dream is set against the background of Easter Week 1916.

Designed for children aged 8+

Duration: Approx. 1 hour 15 mins.

Creative Team
Marc Mac Lochlainn
Set Designer
Maeve Clancy
Joanne Beirne
Lighting Designer
Adam Fitzsimons
Costume Design
Miriam Donohue
Michael Chang
Puppet Design
Suse Reibisch
Miquel Barceló, Michael Chang, Jonathan Gunning, Helen Gregg, Grace Kiely, Zita Monahan
Production Manager
Ciaran Kelly
Stage Manager
Rae Visser
Assistant Costume Design
Elaine Mears
Eileen Gibbons
Set Construction
Gavin Morgan
Prop Maker
Ciaran Kelly
Public Relations
Christine Monk & Sinead Mc Phillips
Production Photography
Anita Murphy
Maeve Clancy
Script Supervisor
Sorcha Ní Chróinín
Aneeseh Duncliffe
Print Design
Peter O’Toole