How to Catch a Star

England • Multi Discliplinary • Theatre
23 Aug 2018— 27 Aug 2018

How to Catch a Star

Purcell Room


Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Branar Téatar do Pháistí present How To Catch a Star as part of the opening season of the newly renovated Purcell Room at London’s Southbank Centre. This production premiered at the Galway International Arts Festival in July 2017 with a sold out run of 18 performances.

Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure.

Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, Branar Téatar do Pháistí are proud to return to the Southbank Centre to present this charming production. This adaptation combines puppetry by Neasa Ní Chuanaigh and Grace Kiely with beautiful puppets designed by Suse Reibisch, a magical original score by Colm Mac Con Iomaire, an evocative set designed by Maeve Clancy costumes by Elaine Mears and lighting design of Ciaran Kelly. Directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn, Branar’s signature storytelling creates a show which reminds us all to follow our dreams. This show is for audiences aged 4 upwards.

Telling big stories for little citizens - Ag Inseacht scéalta móra do Shaoránaigh beaga

Branar Téatar do Pháistí was founded in 2001. Throughout its 16 year history Branar has consistently produced high quality theatre for children. We create shows that are not language dependent, distinctive in style and captivate audiences both young and old. The company tours extensively nationally and internationally every year. Our work has been presented at festivals and venues throughout Ireland, in Europe, the USA, China and Japan.  As part of our steadfast commitment to the provision of quality work for young audiences, we support the creation of new shows through a number of initiatives that include resource sharing, Tiny Show development weekends and we partner with other organisations to enable artists create work for Ireland's little citizens.

Image: Branar Téatar do Pháistí’s How to Catch a Star. Photograph by Anita Murphy