Lelia is a bold child. She doesn’t eat her dinner. She never goes to bed when she’s told. Her Dad says she’s a worry. Her teacher says she’s a pain. She’s the kid who, from the end of her garden, hears a song that takes her on a wondrous journey to a place where she’s understood.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.
A play for young audiences aged 6+, inspired by changeling myths from Irish mythology and the poetry of WB Yeats, Human Child is a blazing adventure, fantasy story that mixes puppetry, comedy and live music for young audiences and their families.
Smock Alley (Dublin), Baboro Festival (Galway) Red Line Book Festival (Tallaght) and Mermaid Arts Festival (Bray), 2013
Project Arts Centre (Dublin) and Underbelly (Edinburgh Fringe), 2014
Hawkswell Theatre (Sligo), Dríaocht (Blanchardstown), Roscommon Arts Centre, The Visual (Carlow) and Gogol Centre (Moscow Irish Week), 2015