We’re at the Temple Gate Hotel in Ennis today, as part of the Ennis Street Festival. The town is alive with all sorts of music and theatre and we’re delighted to be part of it. We’re performing our quirky version of Red Riding Hood at 4pm and 6pm – a performance for the young and […]
On this day… An entry in the entertainment trade newspaper, The Era, dated 23rd June 1894, describes the arrival at Dublin’s World Fair of the marionette company, Chester and Lee’s Imperial French Marionettes: “Worlds Fair, Dublin. Chester and Lee’s Imperial French marionettes commenced their season’s engagement on Monday last and are drawing large crowds, the marionettes being well […]
The History of Making Marionettes – from PBS: http://video.pbs.org/video/1868334517/ The History of Making Marionettes Gary Busk, puppet historian, collector, and restorer is the proud owner of over 1,000 marionettes. In this ANTIQUES ROADSHOW bonus footage, Gary invites us into his workshop to discuss puppet construction and history.
Ireland’s travelling marionette theatre are returning to their roots – or to “The Source” – when we will be part of the Family Fun Day at The Source Arts Centre and Library in Thurles on Saturday, 20th June 2015. We hope to bring a traditional fairytale to life when the Moon & Sixpence Puppet Theatre […]
The Moon & Sixpence Puppet Theatre performed in Newcastle, Co Down, as part of the Irish Open Fringe Festival organised by Down District Council.We were delighted with the audience response, as illustrated by this Facebook review.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland took the opportunity to arrest the Big Bad Wolf at our recent performance of Red Riding Hood at the Irish Open Golf Championship in Newcastle, Co Down. Constable Ward and Inspector Peters were quick to recognise the wolf as a suspicious character, saving Granny from the wolf’s evil plan!
On this day… An Irish Times advertisement on 18th May 1936 advertises the appearance of Delvaine’s Marionettes (later became Delvaine’s Royal Marionettes) at the Olympia Theatre. Although regarded as an English puppet company, it was actually founded by an Irishman, Daniel Fanning. Daniel Fanning first became involved with puppetry while selling programmes, with his brothers and sisters, for D’Arc’s Marionettes were appearing at Dublin’s […]
Michaelin Bheag gets a new set of strings – and what better day to do it than on 17th March. Happy St Patrick’s Day everyone! www.moonandsixpence.ie
The Moon & Sixpence Puppet Theatre is delighted to return to Áras an Uachtaráin on Saturday, 20th December 2014 for our annual visit as part of President & Mrs Higgins’ Christmas party. Some 200 children from across the country join President Higgins and his wife Sabina for the official lighting of the Christmas tree in the […]
The Moon & Sixpence had a busy – but very enjoyable – Halloween, with shows in various parts of the country. It was wonderful to see the interest in live family-oriented performance, taking place in some great venues. Ireland’s traveling marionette theatre was in Longford, as part of the Aisling Children’s Arts Festvial, where we […]