A magnificent adaptation of ‘The Way Back Home’ set for Thurles

After a hugely successful world premiere at Dublin Theatre Festival 2014 and run at Baboró, Ireland’s biggest and best children’s theatre company Branar Téater do Pháistí bring their magnificent adaptation of Oliver Jeffers’ children’s book ‘The Way Back Home’ to The Source Arts Centre on June 9th-10th.

After a hugely successful world premiere at Dublin Theatre Festival 2014 and run at Baboró, Ireland’s biggest and best children’s theatre company Branar Téater do Pháistí bring their magnificent adaptation of Oliver Jeffers’ children’s book ‘The Way Back Home’ to The Source Arts Centre on June 9th-10th.

‘The Way Back Home’ is a theatre adaptation of the hugely-successful book by the multi award-winning author Oliver Jeffers (‘Lost and Found’, ‘The Incredible Book Eating Boy’) - this beautifully unique production will make for a great introduction for many young children to theatre and promises to realise Jeffers’ much loved picture book into a beautiful and imaginative story on stage. Combining puppetry, animation, original music and the distinctive and evocative design of Teater Refleksion’s Mariann Agaard, ‘The Way Back Home’ explores the boundless imagination of children.

The story is about a boy who discovers a single-propeller airplane in his closet and upon doing so he does what any young adventurer would do: he flies into outer space!

The story tells of this one boy’s adventure and the quest he must undertake to help a new friend he finds n his extraterrestrial travels.

After a 14-venue tour around Ireland the show will travel to Japan in July and will be part of the world’s biggest & renowned Charleville-Meziere’s International Puppet Festival in France this September. Founded by Artistic Director Marc Mac Lochlainn Galway company Branar Téatar do Pháistí is Ireland’s leading light in creating theatre for young audiences.

The company develops and produces high quality theatre and tours both nationally and internationally.

“We are really excited to bring ‘The Way Back Home’ on tour again in Ireland and it is great to be able to present World Class theatre to children in Ireland before it heads abroad,” Marc Mac Lochlainn explained.

‘The Way Back Home’ was created with support from the ‘Small Size, Performing Arts for Early Years’ programme, a European Commission’s Creative Europe project which supports artistic productions for young children and the cultural rights of young children to access the Arts.

To broaden any child’s mind is incredibly important in their development and ‘The Way Back Home’ is a beautiful piece of theatre that will do this while leaving them awestruck from their experience.

The tour has been kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and RTE Supporting the Arts.

‘The Way Back Home’ features at The Source Arts Centre in Thurles on Tuesday, June 9th and Wednesday, June 10th - shows at 11 am and 7pm on Tuesday, June 9th and at 10am and 12 noon on Wednesday, June 10th.

For details and further information please contact the box officer on 0504 90204 or alternatively visit www.thesourceartscentre.ie.