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Slingsby, Australia

The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy | The Ark | Oct 5 – 7

The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy, Slingsby Australia, Andy Packer Rory Walker Sam McMahon, The Ark, Dublin Theatre Festival, Oct 5 - Oct 7

Family Season

Inside an enchanting travelling theatre tent, discover a storyteller who shares a timeless tale.

Cheeseboy’s home planet has been reduced to a bubbling fondue. Where are his parents? How did he become marooned on earth? Gypsies have given him a home, of sorts, but Cheeseboy is distracted by strange longings and stranger powers…

The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy is a multi award-winning production written by Finegan Kruckemeyer, author of the 2011 festival hit The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly (The Ark/Theatre Lovett). Inspired by the legends of heroes and adventurers such as Superman, Edward Scissorhands and The Little Prince, this wondrous and familiar journey will transport you to a fantastic world of exotic cheese curds through lights, music and mirrors.

  • Ages 8+

Information and Tickets:

  • Venue: The Ark
  • Dates: Sun Oct 5 – Tues Oct 7
  • Tickets: Schools Performances: €5
  • Public Performances: €12
  • Duration: 50 mins. No interval.

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“magical and charming, so full of whimsicality and merry eccentricity… a marvel of exquisite theatre-craft.” The Herald, Scotland

Cast and Creative Team:

  • By Finegan Kruckemeyer, conceived by Andy Packer
  • Directed by Andy Packer
  • Cast: Rory Walker, Sam McMahon
  • Operator: Roland Partis
  • Design: Wendy Todd
  • Lighting Design: Geoff Cobham
  • Composer: Quincy Grant
  • Sound Design: Nick O'Connor
  • Illustrator: Andy Ellis
  • New Media Artist: Simone Mazengarb
  • New Media Consultant: Simone Hyde

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