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Tenderfoot – Theatre By & For Young People


  • 2 - 4 February // Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd of February - 12pm Saturday 4th February - 2pm & 7pm
  • Main Space
  • €12 & €6 concession

TENDERFOOT, The Civic Theatre’s apprentice theatre programme for transition year students, supports the development of new theatrical voices. The Tenderfoot Showcase presents a programme of plays by 16 year old playwrights, plays reflecting their lives, their world, plays exploring their fears, their worries, their joys. Performed and designed by young people under the guidance of working theatre professionals.

This year’s programme includes –

In Her Dreams by Melissa Cooney – Collinstown Park Community College
A time travelling exploration of what it is to be a young woman in Ireland past and present.

The Hairdresser by Hannah Norton – St. Paul’s Secondary School
The Hairdresser, a funny, touching retro look at life through the lens of a local hairdressing salon in 1980s Dublin.

A Loud Mouse by Caoimhe McGee – Coláiste de hÍde
Caoimhe McGee’s play explores the complex dynamics of friendship and parental expectations.

Through Tenderfoot The Civic Theatre works with 23 second level schools in South Dublin County. Veronica Coburn is Tenderfoot’s Programme Director. The Tenderfoot Programme for 2023 will be directed by Davey Kelleher, Gavin Kostick & Joy Nesbitt. TENDERFOOT, original theatre by and for young people.

Show Times & Dates
Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd of February – 12pm (Book direct through Box Office 01 4627477)
Saturday 4th February – 2pm & 7pm

Programme Director
Veronica Coburn

Davey Kelleher
Gavin Kostick
Joy Nesbitt

Melissa Cooney
Hannah Norton
Caoimhe McGee

Pai Rathaya Set & Costume Design
Martha Knight Sound Design & Music Composition
Ruth Lehane & Lloyd Collins Welfare
Barry O’Donovan – Production & Stage Management Mentor
Jess Fitzsimons Kane – Lighting Design Mentor
Ian Whelan – Film for Theatre Mentor

Presented by: The Civic Theatre
Duration: 130 minutes. One Interval
Age Suitability ( For under 14s contact box office for guidance ) 


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