I Am Baba - Civic Theatre 2018
A show for babies aged 0-12 months
created by Anna Newell

presented in association with The Civic, Tallaght

I AM BABA is a theatre adventure for babies created by internationally renowned theatre director Anna Newell (www.annanewell.co.uk) and composer David Goodall.  Their shows for early years have been seen on five continents, off-Broadway and in every single Sure Start in Belfast.

I AM BABA – a magical adventure of song, lights and textures for babies aged 0-12 months.  It’s a show about identity, agency and personhood.  For babies.

Neuroscience tells us that what happens in the first three years of life doesn’t simply affect behaviour, but has a major impact on brain formation. And we believe that it’s crucial that some of those experiences are beautiful, lyrical, imaginative, creative. From the very beginning of life.

Read more on Why Babies Need The Arts

I AM BABA is a magical adventure comprised of gorgeous live harmony singing and playful objects – jellyfish-like scarves dance and tiny lights fly in this intimate immersive performance which happens inside a specially designed tent that holds just 6 babies – each with their adult guest.

This is what audiences so far have had to say about the unique experience that is I AM BABA:

“This was honestly one of the most amazing experiences.  I was nearly in tears; it was magic – five babies under one and you could hear a pin drop.  I have never seen the likes of it before.”

“She was mesmerised.  It had everything she loved; singing, music, mirrors, friendly faces –  without being over-stimulating.  She was absolutely fascinated.  One happy baby.”

I AM BABA was an Early Childhood Arts Commission funded by Fingal, South Dublin, Dublin City and Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Councils via the Arts Council of Ireland’s Invitation to Collaboration Scheme which supports innovative and ambitious local authority collaborations.

Nine days of performances of I AM BABA are sponsored by the Katharine Howard Foundation. These performances will take place in a range of different community venues and are being organised in collaboration with the Health Service Executive and with the support of a range of local community and voluntary agencies as well as local libraries.

Nationwide Tour September – December 2018

Thurs 20th September Country Library, Dundalk Book Here
Fri 21st September Bawnogue Community Centre, Clondalkin Book Here
Sat 22nd September The Civic, Tallaght Book Here
Mon 24th September Tallaght Library Book Here 
Wed 26th September Colgan Hall, Carndonagh, Donegal Booking: IDP Buncrana on 074 9362218. reception@inishowen.ie
Thurs 27th September Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar Book Here
Fri 28th September Ard Ri House Hotel, Tuam Book Here 
Sat 29th September Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire Book Here
Mon 1st October Charleville Mall Library, North Strand Booking: 01 876 5211
Tues 2nd October Mounttown Community Facility, Dun Laoghaire Booking: 01 2090610 / 0879583084
Wed 3rd October Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda Book Here 
Thurs 4th October Down Arts Centre, Down Book Here
Fri 5th October An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny Book Here
Sat 6th October Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon Book Here
Mon 8th October South Tipperary Arts Centre Book Here
Tues 9th October Garter Lane Arts Centre Book Here
Wed 10th October Siamsa Tire, Kerry Book Here
Thurs 11th October Dublin venue (tbc) TBC
Fri 12th October Fassaroe Community Centre, Bray No booking available
Sat 13th October Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Book Here 
Tues 16th October Belltable, Limerick Book Here
Wed 17th October Belltable, Limerick Book Here
Thurs 18th October Bedford Row, Limerick No booking available
Fri 19th October Glór, Ennis Book Here
Sat 20th October Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare Book Here 
Tues 23rd October Backstage, Longford Book Here
Wed 24th October Solstice Arts Centre, Navan Book Here
Thurs 25th October Draiocht in the local community (venue tbc) TBC
Fri 26th October Draiocht in the local community (venue tbc) TBC
Sat 27th October Axis Ballymun Book Here
Tues 30th October The Dock, Galway Book Here
Wed 31st October Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo Book Here
Thurs 1st November Cork Central Library, Cork Booking: info@khf.ie
Fri 2nd November Barnardos Centre, Enniscorthy Booking: 053-9237156