Monster / Clock

Toby is a watchmaker, but also a monster. He scares everyone he meets, and finds solace in his clocks. When his mentor is stolen from him, he traverses a vast fantasy landscape to find him, makes a host of friends for the first time, and confronts an enormously powerful being that is trying to extend its life to infinity.

Monster/Clock is told through puppetry, shadow puppetry, skin acting, and 4-part chorus.

– Cast + Crew
Written by
Eoghan Quinn
Directed by
Dan Colley
Produced by
Matthew Smyth
Set and Lighting Designed by
Colm McNally
Costume Designed by
Emma Gleeson
Puppetry Designed by
Aaron Heffernan
Music Composed by
Danny Forde
Assistant Directed by
Nora Kelly Lester
Cast (original)
Jack Gleeson
Eoghan Quinn
Aaron Heffernan
Kate Kennedy
Claire O’Malley
Richard Shaffrey
Grainne Pollock
Meadhbh McHugh
Martha McGregor.
Touring Cast also includes
Siobhan Cullen
Camille Lucy Ross
Genevieve Hulme-Beaman
Manus Halligan
Siobhra Quinlan
Megan Riordan
Sorcha Fenlon
Musicians
Louis Ryan
Greg Purcell
Fiachra Kinder
Adam Faulkner
Written by Eoghan Quinn
Directed by Dan Colley
Produced by Matthew Smyth
Set and Lighting Designed by Colm McNally
Costume Designed by Emma Gleeson
Puppetry Designed by Aaron Heffernan
Music Composed by Danny Forde
Assistant Directed by Nora Kelly Lester
Cast (original) Jack Gleeson
Eoghan Quinn
Aaron Heffernan
Kate Kennedy
Claire O’Malley
Richard Shaffrey
Grainne Pollock
Meadhbh McHugh
Martha McGregor.

Touring Cast also includes Siobhan Cullen
Camille Lucy Ross
Genevieve Hulme-Beaman
Manus Halligan
Siobhra Quinlan
Megan Riordan
Sorcha Fenlon

Musicians Louis Ryan
Greg Purcell
Fiachra Kinder
Adam Faulkner

– Reviews
'Best Children’s Theatre of 2012'
– Irish Times
'This production is wise beyond its years. Brisk, smart and immersive, Monster Clock could travel as far as the adventures that lie within it.’
– Irish Times
'A stand-alone triumph, and as a company’s first show, nothing short of astounding'
- ★★★★ entertainment.ie
‘Excellently, suspensefully crafted, stuffed with dry wit, and performed with unflagging exuberance…..Invention abounds’
- Irish Independent
'Monster Clock is a marvel'
– Sunday Times
'ceaseless bundles of energy that combine the tricks of the comedic trade …with heart and intelligence'
– Irish Theatre Magazine

– Production

Smock Alley Boy’s School (Dublin), 2012

The Lir Academy (Dublin), Riverbank Arts Centre (Kildare), Mermaid Arts Centre (Bray), Pavilion Theatre (Dun Laoghaire), Axis (Ballymun), Draiocht Arts Centre (Blanchardstown), Civic Theatre (Tallaght), and Smock Alley Theatre (Main Stage), November 2012 – March 2013.

– Cast + Crew
Written by Eoghan Quinn
Directed by Dan Colley
Produced by Matthew Smyth
Set and Lighting Designed by Colm McNally
Costume Designed by Emma Gleeson
Puppetry Designed by Aaron Heffernan
Music Composed by Danny Forde
Assistant Directed by Nora Kelly Lester
Cast (original) Jack Gleeson
Eoghan Quinn
Aaron Heffernan
Kate Kennedy
Claire O’Malley
Richard Shaffrey
Grainne Pollock
Meadhbh McHugh
Martha McGregor.

Touring Cast also includes Siobhan Cullen
Camille Lucy Ross
Genevieve Hulme-Beaman
Manus Halligan
Siobhra Quinlan
Megan Riordan
Sorcha Fenlon

Musicians Louis Ryan
Greg Purcell
Fiachra Kinder
Adam Faulkner

– Reviews
'Best Children’s Theatre of 2012'
– Irish Times
'This production is wise beyond its years. Brisk, smart and immersive, Monster Clock could travel as far as the adventures that lie within it.’
– Irish Times
'A stand-alone triumph, and as a company’s first show, nothing short of astounding'
- ★★★★ entertainment.ie
‘Excellently, suspensefully crafted, stuffed with dry wit, and performed with unflagging exuberance…..Invention abounds’
- Irish Independent
'Monster Clock is a marvel'
– Sunday Times
'ceaseless bundles of energy that combine the tricks of the comedic trade …with heart and intelligence'
– Irish Theatre Magazine
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