A Bag of Queens
Written and performed by Little John Nee
A Bag of Queens is part of a series of shows featuring the character Sparkplug Callaghan.
A musical odyssey that races along with Little John's trademark comic storytelling style, it explores themes of 'random acts of kindness', responsibility, loneliness, greed and creative expression, in a gentle and fun way.
A favour for a friend leads Sparkplug to an old grocery and hardware shop at a country crossroads. Inside he discovers a lost treasure of consumer items that now assume a very different meaning and value. When he visits the elderly shopkeeper in a retirement home he is cast off in an adventure to a city that's tearing itself apart for want of more 'stuff.
The show is about human relationships and it gives children an appreciation and connection with the lives of older people as well as offering a view of being " a fish out of water" and what it is like to be "different" in a new community.
In October 2012 A Bag of Queens will tour to schools and community centres in Donegal. A list of performances will be announced here soon.
In addition experienced facilitators from the Balor DCA will create a workshop programme for children that explore the nature of intergenerational relationships.
Suitable for ages 7+
Tour Dates 2012
Mon 1-Oct, 12pm, Edinagh National School
Tues 2-Oct, 11am and 1pm, Methodist Hall, Ardara
Wed 3-Oct, 11.15am and 1.15pm, Inver Community Centre
Thur 4-Oct, 10am and 12pm, St McCartan's National School
Fri 5-Oct, 10am and 12pm, St Brigid's Community Hall, Ballintrae
Tues 9-Oct, 10am, Ionad an Chrois Bhealaigh, Árainn Mhór.
Wed 10-Oct, 10am and 12pm, Ionad Naomh Patrick
Fri 12-Oct, 10am and 12pm, An tSeanbiaric, Falcarragh
Tues 16-Oct, 10am and 12pm, Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny
Wed 17-Oct, 10am and 12pm, Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny
Wed 24-Oct, 10am and 12pm, Balor Theatre, Ballybofey
Thur 25-Oct, 10 and 12pm, Alley Theatre, Strabane
Fri 2-Nov, 12pm and 3pm at An Grianan Theatre