Photographer: Marie Tuffin

Le Vent Des Forges | France | Theatre

Não Não

Não is a mischievous little boy made of clay who discovers a world of mud, water and talc. Não likes to jump in puddles, flood the house, cover himself with flour and eat earth.

This tender and humorous performance, made entirely out of mouldable clay, explores the sensory and messy escapades of young children.

The two performers knead and crush clay in their palms to give birth to the endearing character of Não (No in Portuguese). They also explore adult emotions when facing a bold toddler for whom the forbidden holds so much joy. With songs and rhymes performed in English and French, ‘Não Não’ is pure delight.

An endearing early years show full of poetry, tenderness and sensitivity.

‘Full of mischief and tenderness.’ – Ouest-France


Le Vent Des Forges

Le Vent Des Forges, based in Brittany, France was created in 2006. A lucky encounter between a pottery artist and an actress, Odile L’Hermitte and Marie Tuffin, created an unprecedented artistic medium: Le Théâtre d’Argile Manipule (hands-on clay theatre). They continue to develop their practice working with clay; not only by modelling and sculpting, but also as a way to express a scenic language as a dramatic element of the show. Each movement expressed in clay evokes a meaningful depth. As the shows progress, with their hands in the clay, the artists talk about the metamorphosis of the body and the identity.


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.