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Nostalgia: Sparkplug Trouble by Little John Nee, 2013

Sometimes a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do: even if it means getting in touch with his inner cowboy, not easy for a bluesman like Sparkplug Callaghan.

Nostalgia: Sparkplug Troubles was Little John Nee’s follow up to Sparkplug which won the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Sound Design and was also broadcast as a radio play by RTE. This time he’s in for a life changing encounter with the Amish of County Tyrone…

Tour Dates

An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny: 10th and 11th May 8pm
Arranmore Community Centre, Arranmore: 18th May 8pm
The Alley Theatre, Strabane: 23rd May 3pm
Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny: 30th May 3pm
The Anchor Arts Centre, Moville: 31st May 8pm

This project was part-financed by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund through the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Donegal County Council.

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A Bag of Queens, 2012

Little John Nee in A Bag of Queens, 2012. Photo by Paul McGuckin.

2012

An Grianán Theatre Productions

A Bag of Queens was part of a series of shows by Little John Nee featuring the character Sparkplug Callaghan, a musical odyssey that races along with Little John’s trademark comic storytelling style, exploring 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.

Suitable for children ages 7+

Tour Dates 2012

Mon 1 Oct
12 PM
Edinagh National School

Tues 2 Oct
11 AM and 1 PM
Methodist Hall, Ardara

Wed 3 Oct
11.15 AM and 1.15 PM
Inver Community Centre

Thurs 4 Oct
10 AM and 12 PM
St McCartan’s National School

Fri 5 Oct
10 AM and 12 PM
St Brigid’s Community Hall, Ballintra

Tues 9 Oct
10 AM
Ionad an Chrois Bhealaigh
Árainn Mhór

Wed 10 Oct
10 AM and 12 PM
Ionad Naomh Patrick

Fri 12 Oct
10 AM and 12 PM
An tSeanbiaric, Falcarragh

Tues 16 & 17 Oct
10 AM and 12 PM
Regional Cultural Centre

Wed 17 Oct
10 and 12 at RCC

Wed 24 Oct
10 AM and 12 PM
Balor Arts Centre

Thurs 25 Oct
10 AM and 12 PM
Alley Theatre

Fri 2 Nov
12 PM and 3 PM
An Grianán Theatre

This project was part-financed by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund through the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Donegal County Council.

 

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