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  • Out the Back Door

    Written by Charlie O'Neill & directed by Raymond Keane

    Cast: Veronica Coburn, Raymond Keane & Mikel Murfi

    Production Designer: Jole Bartoli

    Lighting Designer: Stephen McManus

    Costume Designer: Kathy Kavanagh

    Soundscape Designer: Roger Gregg

    May 1997: Premiered at the Ark a cultural centre for children, Temple Bar, Dublin

    Commissioned by The Ark

    Out the Back Door explores the world as it is for children; one part reality to lots of parts imagination; a show of insight and wonder; of memory and fantasy; of large gesture and minute detail.

    Physical and non-verbal, the show journeys from the unbridled possibility of outdoors to the thrill of the forbidden on the roof via the confinement of the kitchen and the magical secrecy of the landing.

    "from the infectiously manic to the indescribably beautiful, thrilling acrobatics, brilliantly captures the group dynamics of play. This dad was amazed."
    Irish Times

    "Magical, thumbs up to Barabbas"
    Anna Livia Radio

     

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