Ready, Steady, SHOW! is The Civic’s ongoing programme of work for children and Young People, across both LIVE and DIGITAL platforms The key focus for RSS! Is PLAY & STORYTELLING with a particular emphasis on supporting artists as they develop new and innovative experiences for babies, children and young people via individual, educational, peer group and family contexts. PLAY & STORYTELLING are the two cornerstones of excellence for Ready, Steady, SHOW!  These are our anchor in all areas of output and a focus for our artist development initiatives.

This August, we are delighted to announce our commissions for both live and digital work.


Bombinate Theatre –  ‘Blue’

As part of this year’s Ready, Steady, Show!, Bombinate Theatre will be working on a new show called BLUE.   BLUE explores climate change, schools strikes and the power of young people to make a difference. This play follows two children who are galvanised by a young climate change activist.

Taking inspiration from contemporary environmental hero Greta Thunberg and John Tyndall, a prominent 19th Century physicist, BLUE is for children aged 6+
BLUE research and development is supported by The Civic Ready Steady Show and VISUAL: Carlow.

According to Bombinate “Ready Steady Show is a fantastic opportunity for artists to share work in development with children and to hear their opinions at an earlystage. We shared a work in progress of our show Goodnight Egg as part of RSS in 2019 and learned so much through the experience. We are delighted to be working with RSS again to develop a new show BLUE. “

Company Biog:
Bombinate Theatre is an award-winning company, creating plays and workshops for families and young audiences. ‘Bombinate’ means to make a humming or a buzzing noise. We encourage children to make noise, to ask big questions and to stay on their own buzz. We endeavour to inspire children to get creative and to engage with the arts in all its forms. Our work includes Goodnight Egg, Susie and the Story Shredder and the award-winning Half Light.

Supported by South Dublin County Council and The Arts Council.