The Ark and Dublin Theatre Festival present What Did I Miss?

by Gazette Reporter
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This production will mark the reopening of The Ark to live in-person audiences From 1st – 10th October

The Ark and Dublin Theatre Festival present a new show by The Ark Artist-in-Residence, Shaun Dunne, offering a window into one child’s experience of the first lockdown of 2020.

This production will mark the opening of The Ark’s building on Eustace Street, which has been closed to the public for over 500 days.  While the team produced many exciting and engaging programmes and work for audiences to enjoy as part of The Ark @ HOME, they are thrilled to be able to once again open their doors to audiences in person. 

Patrons can rest assured that the team will be following all government guidelines so that you can enjoy the production in safety and comfort.

“RSisters Lilly (13) and Eve van der Linde (11) from Trim, Meath are pictured at The Ark to mark the reopening of The Ark to live in-person audiences from 1st October.

Kyla is throwing a party on her street. Not just any party. It’s a graduation ceremony. It’ll be mad to see the kids from her old class again after so long. Summer 2020 was literally endless.

Now that they’re all in first year, Kyla wants to get the old gang back together. She’s made caps, she has gowns, and she’s even prepared a speech. But there’s one visitor she’s not expecting…

As Kyla attempts to mark an important milestone in her young life, can she and her mother learn to understand each other and bridge the divide left by lockdown?

Informed by collaborative work with The Ark Children’s Council and featuring choreography by the multi-award winning Junk Ensemble, What Did I Miss? is a story of both childhood and parenthood, about growing up, no matter what age you are.

The cast of What Did I Miss? features Sarah Morris (winner of The Irish Times Irish Theatre Award 2019 for Best Actress in The Lost O’Casey) and introduces newcomer and former Children’s Council member Naomi Moonveld-Nkosi as 13-year-old Kyla, a capable and determined girl who discovers she’s not the only one attempting to bridge the divides left by lockdown.      

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