Photographer: Sia Duff, Shane Reid

Windmill Theatre and Imaginate | Australia and Scotland | Theatre

Baba Yaga

Who is this mysterious neighbour? Will she ever turn the music down? And what exactly is she planning for dinner?

Vaselina lives the quiet life, working as a receptionist in a very tall apartment block. But all that changes when she is forced to confront a terrifying resident who plays her music far too loudly and eats jelly babies with her mouth open.

Direct from critically acclaimed seasons at the 2018 Edinburgh International Children’s Festival and the 2019 Adelaide Festival, ‘Baba Yaga’ is a brand new take on an old Russian folktale co-created by director Rosemary Myers and two unique and celebrated artists from opposite ends of the globe; Shona Reppe (Scotland; ‘The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean’) and Christine Johnston (Australia; ‘The Kransky Sisters’).

‘So outrageous, bold and silly that it proves irresistible!’ – The Times ★★★★
"A funny and eccentric barrage of invention..." The Guardian
"Bright, colourful and totally absurd... a triumph of creativity and collaboration by some of the best artists working in the industry today." The Skinny ★★★★

Company

Windmill Theatre

A national company based in Adelaide, Australia, Windmill Theatre Company has established a global reputation as a leading producer of theatrical work for children, teenagers and families. Each year, they deliver a season of performances in South Australia, tour extensively around the country and present their works across the world. Over the last 16 years, Windmill has entertained more than 770,000 young people, presenting 63 works in 247 cities across 28 countries.

Imaginate

Imaginate is the national organisation in Scotland, which promotes, develops and celebrates theatre and dance for children and young people. As well as supporting artists making high quality work for children with a year-round programme of creative development, Imaginate produces the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival which showcases the best of children’s theatre and dance from around the world and is recognized as one of the best places for international programmers to see work of the very highest standard.

For more information about Imaginate please visit www.imaginate.org.uk or on Twitter

Venue

Town Hall Theatre

Accessibility: While the main theatre is wheelchair accessible, the studio is not.

Parking: There is limited on-street paid parking around the Town Hall Theatre. There is a large Pay and Display car park at the Galway Cathedral at €5 per day and there is also Pay and Display (street parking) at the Black Box Theatre at €2 per hour. Chargeable hours are 08.30-18.30 Monday to Saturday and 13.00-18.30 Sunday. Both are a five minute walk to the Town Hall Theatre.

Public Bus: Galway city bus route 407 stops at Woodquay, which is a 2 minute walk to the Town Hall Theatre.

Walking: The Town Hall Theatre is located in the heart of Galway city and is a 5 minute walk from Eyre Square and a 12 minute walk from the Spanish Arch.