Sing Me to the Sea an immersive multi-sensory adventure for children and young people with complex needs. It was due to tour hydropools in summer 2020 – and then Covid-19 hit. We had to get creative.

Dry-land version

Determined to continue to make connections with our audiences in this extreme time of disconnection and distance, we re-imagined the show as an at-home dry-land version. For three weeks, the show drove around in a campervan, touring directly into families’ gardens and driveways.

For our daughter, having this show come to her own front yard to perform solely for her was something we would never have imagined. She was so entertained and stimulated. Parent

Produced in partnership with the Civic, the Mermaid and Riverbank Arts Centre with additional support from Arts Council Ireland, Kildare County Council and the Sunbeam Trust.

Hydropool version

Later in 2020, Sing Me to the Sea played the hydropool at St Gabriel’s Centre, Limerick, working within AquaPhysio Covid19 guidelines.

Produced in partnership with St Gabriel’s Centre, the Lime Tree Theatre and
Limerick County Council.

Baboro version

And finally, a third version! For Baboro International Children’s Festival, Sing Me to the Sea was re-imagined yet again and played the magical gardens of the Ardilaun Hotel, Galway.

Each of our students had a different experience as the performers responded to and engaged with them. They could just be themselves and it was so beautiful. We’d spend forever with these guys if we could! Teacher at Baboro

Produced in partnership with Baboro International Children’s Festival.

publicity illustration by Gillian Eilidh O’Mara