Having performed at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre each Easter, Halloween and Christmas for several years, Ireland’s travelling marionette theatre is delighted to announce a series of seven dates when we will perform at the Visitor Centre in 2020, hosted by the Office of Public Works (OPW). The dates centre around each of the bank […]
To mark Armistice Day, here is an image of front line troops of “the Great War” enjoying the French version of Punch & Judy with Guignol as Punch, not only entertaining troops, but satirically, as a stand-in for political leaders of the time. The image is from the archives of the Museum of Puppetry in […]
Many congratulations to Eve Molony on her Children’s Books Ireland award for her inspiring service as volunteer Librarian at Scoil Ailbhe, Thurles. The Moon & Sixpence Puppet Theatre is one of many who have benefited from Eve’s encouragement and enthusiasm for books, music theatre and the arts. Thank you, Eve!
“Both children and teachers were thoroughly enchanted by your magical performance. The characters were hilarious and the intricacy of the movement of the marionettes really captivated the audience. We are already thinking about when we can book you next.” – a wonderful response from St Oliver Plunkett National School, following our recent visit.
Delighted with our new brochures – winging their way to Primary Schools across the country. Many thanks to JayCee Print for their speedy turnaround and excellent finish.
Macnas combine puppetry, theatre and pageant to create a unique Irish experience… The company will perform in Dublin’s Henry Street at 5:30pm on Monday, 31st October 2106 as part of the Bram Stoker Festival. Why not watch the parade when going home from Moon & Sixpence’s marionette performances at the Phoenix Park at 2pm and […]
Ireland’s travelling marionette theatre, The Moon & Sixpence Puppet Theatre, present “Jacqueline & the Beanstalk” at the Phoenix Park visitors Centre. Marionette performances are at 2pm & 3:30pm on Bank Holiday Monday, 31st October 2016. Each performance lasts 45 minutes and admission is free. “Jacqueline and the Beanstalk” is a re-telling of the classic story […]
Ireland’s travelling marionette theatre, The Moon & Sixpence Puppet Theatre, had a busy summer with performances at festivals, events and libraries across the country. Included in our journey were performances at the Irish Open Golf Championships, the Ennis Street Festival, the Harvest Festival in Waterford, the Promenade Festival in Tramore, and Terryglas Arts Festival. We also […]
On this month… September 1878 saw a visit to Dublin by Bullock’s Royal Marionettes, who performed, at 3pm and 8pm daily, in the Rotunda’s Concert Rooms (now the Ambassador Cinema) in Dublin. An Irish Times review, 24th September 1878, reads: “The Royal Marionettes, or Puppets, are wonderful things in their way. Many of them are […]
We’re off to the Promenade Festival in Tramore this weekend, where we will perform at 2:30pm on Sunday. The festival takes place along the prom of one of Ireland’s best known seaside towns. A packed weekend includes a spectacular air show and themed entertainment areas, including a “Puppet Street” on Strand Street, where the Moon […]