Anna Newell Theatre Adventures presents “Still Here”!

by Rose Barrett

Rose Barrett

Anna Newell takes three to six-year-olds on a brand, new adventure in her latest touring show, “Still Here”.

This wordless physical theatre piece is a quirky playful explorative journey that starts from restriction and uncertainty and moves towards collaboration and connection with a gorgeous and unique musical score created by Eamon Sweeney, played live on baroque guitars. 

Core funded by the Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, STILL HERE opens at North Clondalkin Library on May 27, then tours nationwide until June 18, visiting Anna’s Network For Extraordinary Audience venues right across Dublin and Ireland.

Still Here gently explores some of the feelings of the last couple of years and the changing times in which we have been living. This joyful wordless piece is about finding how to play, connect and be curious within this brave new world.

Presented as part of the 2022 Network For Extraordinary Audiences programme and funded by Arts Council of Ireland, Still Here was originally commissioned by South County Dublin Arts Office & Ruaille Buaille Children’s Festival in 2021.

It features Irish actors Mary Lou McCarthy and Nicky Harley with visual artist Orla Kelly creating the wonderfully whimsical costumes for the show.

See, Still Here is co-produced with The Civic, Tallaght and in partnership with The Network For Extraordinary Audiences

Anna Newell Theatre Adventures makes some new firsts this summer as they go overseas, the company’s first international tour since March 2020, with Newell’s hit show, “I AM BABA”.

With the aid of Culture Ireland, I AM BABA makes its Canadian debut at WeeFestival, Toronto (7-10 June). WeeFestival Arts & Culture for Early Years is dedicated to the presentation of inspiring theatre and performing arts created especially for children 0-6 years and their families. The festival curates a dynamic and culturally diverse program of productions from around the world and across the country from leading companies and artists specializing in this field.

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