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Magical new theatre performance coming to Limavady

Magical new theatre performance coming to Limavady

Mon, March 05, 2018

A spell-binding theatrical performance by Cahoots NI takes to the stage at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre on March 15th and 16th.

‘Penguins’ is a unique production inspired by Roy and Silo, two male penguins living in Central Park Zoo who together hatched an abandoned egg and raised a chick.

Just like other penguin pairs, they walk, play, swim and dance together. When the duo decide to try and hatch a rock in place of an egg, they find themselves on an adventure that could mean raising a chick for real!

The adaption of the story is anticipated to be one of the most magical theatre productions to come out of Northern Ireland this year.

This co-production with Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Prime Theatre is a story of friendship, fun, identity which may leave some audience members wishing they were penguins!

The production on March 16th will be followed by a free learning and development workshop for artists, teachers and anyone interested in creative methods of working with young people. The workshop from 12.30pm – 1.30pm has been made available as part of the Fab Families inclusion programme at Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre. It will be facilitated by Steve Ball, Associate Director of Birmingham REP and Andrew Moffat MBE. Andrew is the author of “No Outsiders in our school: Teaching the Equality Act in primary schools” (Routledge, 2015) and was awarded an MBE for services to Equality and Diversity in Education in 2017. 

Director Paul Bosco McEneaney said: “I am thrilled to be working with Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre. Our team is excited to be not only bringing our amazing show to the North West but also hosting a seminar as part of the Fab Families Programme. We are looking forward to meeting you there.”

The 50-minute performance is suitable for children aged 3+ and will take place on Thursday 15th March at 6pm and Friday 16th March at 11am. Tickets are priced at £5. Teachers with school groups go free.

For further information and to book tickets please call 028 7776 0650.

A scene from ‘Penguins’, the new co-production from Cahoots NI Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Prime Theatre.