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The Magic Bookshop


  • 10 October // 10am, 11.30am & 1pm
  • Main Space
  • Free Event
TO BOOK CALL 01 4627477

As Part of the Redline Book Festival 2018

Welcome to The Magic Bookshop! It’s a treasure trove of wonders where old books flock together and their stories hop from the pages. Peter and John work at the new arrivals desk. Great heaps of books have to be sorted and catagorised and sometimes sent to the dreaded shredder. The two friends do their very best to make sure every book gets a new life and that none of the magic is lost. Step inside this unusual shop, swap a book and maybe even take a little of the magic home with you.

Booking for the schools programme opens on Wednesday 12th September at 12.30pm.

Presented by Monkeyshine Theatre Company

The Civic is delighted to partner with Red Line Book Festival and Monkeyshine to work with us in 2018 as part of our growing family of Artists in Residence. Magic Bookshop is the third installment of the company’s residency along with Muck About (details to come soon) and previous production GROW.

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!”

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