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Friday 17 August 2018

Storytelling by candlelight

Mick, Lorraine and Emma.
Mick, Lorraine and Emma.

Dry Rain Theatre Company is bringing 'To Shorten the Road' to Whale Theatre.

Lorraine O'Brien, Emma O'Brien and Mick Heffernan present a candlelit evening of traditional Seancha storytelling, songs, dance, music and poetry.

Storytelling is the oldest form of entertainment and in Ireland in the old days people would gather in the house of the best Storyteller the best Seanchai in between the stories there would  be songs, music poetry and dance.

In 'To Shorten the Road', Lorraine O'Brien plays the part of Peg Meg Seanchai whose  enchanting and humourous stories will bring a smile to your face a warmth to your heart and tears of laughter to your eyes. Emma O'Brien will also spin a yarn or two and entertain you with her wonderful singing voice.  Mick Heffernan Singer/Musician completes the trio. 

Lorraine was the founder of Dry Rain Youth Theatre and Performing Arts Centre, a community arts venture which ran for ten years in An Lar, Dargle Road, Bray.  She won the Bray Chamber of Commerce award for artistic contribution to Bray and the Bray One Act festival awarded her for outstanding contribution to drama.  

Lorraine also wrote and performed numerous one women shows which travelled as armchair theatre and pub theatre. She wrote and directed children's plays and ran storytelling workshops.  

Lorraine directs regularly for the Raging Hormones a community women's drama group based in Loughlinstown, this group under her direction have won no less than five community awards.  

The show will take place on Saturday, July 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets are €15 or €12 concession and available at whaletheatre.ie.

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