13 April, 2018 //


Something is happening in Tallaght! A space ship has landed, strange visitors have arrived. A mini ecosystem has taken root on the Stage of Civic, children are becoming architects and the whole community are planting seeds. Come and find out what’s going on!

Grow is a bombastic and life filled show for audiences of all ages which explores the question, ‘where is a good place to grow?’

There will be the roots of ancient stories and dreams of future possibilities. A cargo of cutting edge technology, analogue mechanics, familiar plants and unexpected surprises.

All ages welcome!

Presented by Monkeyshine Theatre Company

We are delighted to welcome Monkeyshine to work with us in 2018 as part of our growing family of Artists in Residence. We are planning a series of workshops, events and shows in partnership with schools, community groups and the public throughout the year.

For over 18 years Monkeyshine Theatre have been creating a beautifully-crafted brand of theatre that is vibrant, ingenious, bold and playful in spirit. 2016 saw the company giving sold-out performances of their works across Ireland. Joint Artistic Directors, Kareen Pennefather and James Jobson have a shared vision for their unique work. “We believe that there is a thread that binds us all together and we aim to make theatre that creates a space for people of all ages to come together as equals, to explore, question and celebrate all that it is to be human,” says Kareen. James continues, “We make theatre for the whole tribe. So whether you are a child, a parent, a grandparent, or simply a person, Monkeyshine makes theatre for you.” Kareen continues, “This year we have been delving deep into the earth.We have been researching and developing a myriad of new work inspired by the natural world, getting our hands dirty and growing ideas with scientists, international artists and thinkers, gardeners, growers and families. The seeds are planted for some new and exciting shows which you will be able to see in 2018!”