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The Magic Bookshop as part of Baboro Festival

Nun's Island Theatre
 Sunday, 22 October 2017 09:30


The Magic Bookshop

Monkeyshine Theatre
Theatre | Ireland


  • Ages: 4 to 8 yrs
  • Junior Infants to 2nd Class
  • Relaxed

Dates & Times

  • Fri 20 October 9.30, 11.30, 3.30
  • Sat 21 October 11.00, 3.00, 5.00
  • Sun 22 October 11.00, 3.00, 5.00
  • Venue: Nun's Island Theatre
  • Duration: 40 min
  • Capacity: Limited




A treasure trove of wonders where old books flock together.

About the Show

The Magic Bookshop is 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 where great heaps of books need to be sorted, categorised, and sometimes sent to the dreaded shredder. Join these two friends as they try their best to breathe new life into each book without losing any of its unique magic. 

Please bring a gently used book with you to swap after the show. 

Seating: Benches 

‘Child’s play at its best.’ The Irish Times


Devised by Kareen Pennefather, James Jobson and Nicholas Kavanagh. 
Written and Directed by Kareen Pennefather. 
Produced by Monkeyshine Theatre in Association with Roscommon Arts Centre.



Company Background

Initially a street theatre company creating interactive impromptu theatre on the streets of Northern Ireland, Monkeyshine has established a strong reputation as a pioneer in children’s theatre. Their work is inspired by the quirks of human nature, the rhythms of the natural world and the universal themes of life that connect us all. They are storytellers at heart, intrigued by the timeless structures of celebration and ritual, and the depth of myths and legends. Monkeyshine works as an ever-changing ensemble of artists, telling stories, making music, building sets, sewing costumes and crafting their very own brand of theatre.


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