'Twas the night before Christmas

Excellently executed by the talented and versatile cast, leaving the audiences both young and old, in stiches throughout the performance

— Irish Theatre Magazine

Unwrap the magic of Christmas.

The town is preparing for a very special Christmas. Houses are being decorated, cards being written, presents being wrapped and stockings being hung. Join Branar as they take you on a joyful journey through to the most magical night of the year.

Inspired by the classic poem, this bilingual show combines storytelling, original live music and puppetry to create a fun and magical festive show for audiences aged 5 and upwards.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas was first produced in 2013, remounted in 2014 and 2019. In 2019, ‘Twas toured Ireland on the Nasc Network of venues.

Designed for children aged 5 and up.
Duration: Approx. 60 minutes
Suitable for all levels of English and Irish.

Creative Team
Marc Mac Lochlainn
Joanne Beirne
Lighting and Set Redesign (2019)
Ciarán Kelly
Set Design & Build
Olan Wyrnn
Lighting Design
Adam Fitzsimons
Costume Design
Miriam Donoghue
Puppet Design & Build
Suse Reibisch
Performer & Composer
Michael Chang
Ionia Ní Chroinin
Helen Gregg
Performer (2013)
Maura Greaney Daly
Performer (2013)
Jonathan Gunning
Performer (2019)
Grace Kiely
Performer (2019)
Miquel Barceló
Eileen Gibbons
Administration (2013)
Aneeseh Hijazeen
Stage Manager
Sorcha Ní Chróinín
Graphic Design
Peter O’Toole
Technical Team
Emma O’Grady
Technical Team (2019)
Michael Foley