Photographer: Jonathan Shankey

Anna Newell | Ireland | Interactive Theatre
In Person

Sing Me to the Sea

Public: Booking only by phone through Town Hall Theatre Box Office on (091) 569 777.

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Sing Me to the Sea is a magical watery adventure for children with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties and their families, created by director Anna Newell in collaboration with composer David Goodall. Originally created to be presented in hydropools, this version has been specifically re-imagined to create connection in this time of distance and disconnection in which we find ourselves.

Sing Me to the Sea will take place in the beautiful gardens of The Ardilaun Hotel, Taylor’s Hill. Each show will welcome three children and their families, seated in a safe, socially distanced way. Chairs are available for each family and you are welcome to bring blankets and/or cushions from home to sit on and cosy up. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Sing Me to the Sea was created in 2018 with funding by Wicklow County Arts Office with design funded by Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge. Co-produced by the Civic Theatre, Tallaght.

Please note: This performance takes place outdoors, so please come dressed appropriately for the weather!

Due to Government guidance regarding capacity limitations, we can only permit a maximum of two family members to accompany each child.

Sing Me to the Sea will take place at the Ardilaun Hotel, Galway.


Anna Newell

Anna Newell has been making theatre adventures for people of all ages to watch and to take part in since 1989 - in theatres of all sizes, in a disused police station, in a shopping centre, on a barge, in a sonic lab, in a hydropool and in a secret apartment - in various cities in the UK and Ireland and also in the US, South Africa and Bosnia. She created the world’s first BabyDay, introduced theatre for children and young people with PMLD (Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties) into Ireland, and helped start baby theatre in South Africa.

Her work for Early Years audiences has been seen on six continents. Her shows are informed and inspired by her audience at every stage of their creation and have human connection at their very heart. She is based in Bray, Ireland.


Outdoor at The Ardilaun Hotel

Address: Taylors Hill, Galway, H91 H29F, Ireland.

Accessibility: This venue is wheelchair accessible.

Parking: There is free on-site parking, with underground facilities at the rear of the hotel.

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