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Théâtre de la Guimbarde | Belgium | Theatre

Cache Cache

A bedroom,
A noise outside,
I’m hiding here,
Where are you?
Sssh, someone’s coming!

A brother and sister resort to playing hide-and-seek in their room when they can’t fall asleep. Become part of their playful antics as the siblings invent new ways to hide from each other and the grown-ups.

This energetic early years show explores the ritual called upon when playing 'hide-and-seek'. Young children are invited to witness their acrobatic adventures and to share in the excitement, suspense and joy of playing after bedtime and breaking the rules along the way.

The show offers a vivid example of the ga­mes children make up to overcome their fear of the unknown, of strange noises and dark corners. It brings into play the strate­gies which help children get used to the balance between absences and reunions. The show also underlines the necessity to play out our own fears, invent stories and break rules to grow up.

Recommended Performance
This is a 'Recommended Performance' which means that it has been identified as a suitable for groups with additional needs.

You can download an information pack on this performance here.

'Though Stylized and Theatrical, CacheCache vividly portrays immediately recognizable and relatable childhood experiences by conveying the cheeky pleasure of this timeless game.' – Children's Theatre Reviews


Théâtre de la Guimbarde

Théâtre de la Guimbarde creates shows that bring the world of children and the world of adults together. Children live in this world just like adults do; and there is no reason to sweeten words. The company chooses artists who explore unique theatrical forms, weave ties and constantly nurture the project. La Guimbarde’s creations have been travelling in Belgium and through the world since 1973.


O'Donoghue Centre, NUI Galway

Accessibility: Both entrances are wheelchair accessible. There is an activation switch for the front doors to the theatre, providing wheelchair access.

Parking: The Galway Cathedral car park is a 5 minute walk from O’Donoghue and is open 08:30-18:30 Monday to Saturday and 13:00-18:00 Sunday, with a €5 day rate. There are Pay and Display (street parking) spaces on campus at €1.50 per hour. Please be aware that there are permit-only locations and caution is advised as clamping is in operation throughout the university campus.

Public Bus: Galway city bus route 405 stops at the entrance to NUI Galway, which is a 1 minute walk to O'Donoghue Centre.

Walking: O'Donoghue Centre is located on the grounds of NUI Galway and is a 7 minute walk from the Town Hall Theatre and a 17 minute walk from the Spanish Arch.