Over the first few months of the global pandemic, it became very clear to me that the live experience was absolutely central to what I do. Creating human connection live and in the moment was even more vital than ever.
I created a programme of work running for the last 5 months of 2020 that found new ways to take high quality arts experiences to these audiences who, in the best of times, are under-served and who, at these worst of times, felt forgotten.
One of these projects was a re-imagined version of Sing Me to the Sea which we toured directly into families’ homes and driveways,
Sweet Dreams Are Made of This continues to develop this new intimate at-home artform and the idea of having multiple flexible modes of presentation for one show. It will be a lightweight, magical, flexible piece that can provide high quality arts experiences for children with complex needs or life-limiting illnesses that can come directly into their own homes and/or gardens and that, once created, can exist in a model that can continue to be presented when and as needed.
The show will be full of gorgeous live harmony singing composed especially for the show by award-winning composer, David Goodall and costumes created Irish fashion designer, Rebecca Marsden.
Sweet Dreams Are Made of This will be created in late 2021, funded by Wicklow Arts Office and developed in creative collaboration with St Catherine’s School, St Catherine’s Respite Home, St Catherine’s Association Adult Day Service and individual families in County Wicklow.
Amy enjoyed it so much she is so excited telling everyone. It brought the joy of performance to our door when so often Amy is excluded. Thanks for bringing her such joy.Parent, Sing Me to the Sea Re-imagined
Such a sensitively crafted and delivered piece of sensory theatre. Parent, Sing Me to the Sea Re-imagined