Family Life

The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen online

This week is a funny week with the children's return to school being delayed.  It's hard to figure out how to keep them busy and active when we are back in lockdown, so this online event might be of interest.

Verdant Productions presents a new production of The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen in a digital online presentation at venues nationwide. A magical show for all the family to enjoy together during the festive season.  Hans Christian Andersen was the greatest storyteller in the world and his stories have lived long in children’s hearts and minds. The 1952 film starring Danny Kaye was nominated for six Oscars and was one of the formative MGM technicolour movie classics. It left an impression on all our minds for generations thereafter. In this production, we reimagine his stories through enchanting new digital imagery, featuring well known songs like the Oscar nominated song Thumbelina as well as The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling, The Little Mermaid.

You are invited to snuggle up with your loved ones and join in on this lively, fun and fantastical journey.

Featuring Brian Gilligan (The Commitments, The Lion King, Once The Musical), Rachel O’Connell (The Young Offenders, Eclipsed), Daithi O’Donnell (Ros na Rún) and Kelly-Marie Ní Cheallaigh (Copper Face Jacks The Musical). Directed & Choreographed by Debbie Kiernan, Set Design Vincent Bell, Costume Design Nicola Burke, Lighting Design Eamon Fox and Music Ross O’Connor.

This production has been grant aided by the 'Live Entertainment Fund' from The Department of Tourism, Arts, Culture. Sport & The Gaeltacht

Full tour dates and ticket links below:

Draiocht, Blanchardstown – now until 5 January –

Wexford Arts Centre – now until 9 January –

Visual Carlow –  various dates until 5 Jan –

The Mill Theatre, Dundrum –  various dates until 3 January –

Siamsa Tire, Tralee – until 9 January –

Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny –  various dates until 3 January –

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge –  4-8 January  –

Town Hall Theatre, Galway – Sat 9 January –

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