Darren Yorke in character as Fergal standing on a darkened stage surrounded by toys, holding a sign and smiling toward the audience


Book Now Fri 27 Oct - Sat 28 Oct @ 10am, 12pm & 3pm


Fri 27 Oct - Sat 28 Oct @ 10am, 12pm & 3pm Book Now


Fri 27 Oct - Sat 28 Oct @ 10am, 12pm & 3pm
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Fri 27 Oct – 10am & 12pm.
Sat 28 Oct – 12pm & 3pm*

Being alone does not mean you are lonely…”

Fergal, an odd-looking fellow, arrives on the beach one day. He is on his own. He plays his banjo, paints a picture, has his lunch, all by himself. The others at the beach are worried for Fergal, but he is perfectly happy all on his own.

Fergal explores concepts of individualism and solo experience. In an era of increased social anxiety, child psychologists have identified a growing fear among children of being on their own and an increased inability, among children, of solitary or individual experience. If you look up “solo” in the dictionary it will say “friendless” or “companionless.” Fergal aims to celebrate independence, being ourselves and the importance of enjoying your own company. Being alone does not mean you are lonely…

Fergal is a beautiful, non-verbal show featuring one actor, live shadow puppetry and a sophisticated sound design.

*Relaxed Performance Saturday 28th October at 3pm for children with particular sensory needs.

For children aged 4-8 years.

Created by Liam McCarthy, Darren Yorke and Duffy Mooney Sheppard.


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