This Spring, the brand new theatre company 'Collapsing Horse' is setting up shop at Smock Alley Theatre with its exciting new puppet comedy musical MONSTER/CLOCK: A Play on Time, yielding its own Irish, yet incredibly unique, theatrical experience.

MONSTER/CLOCK: A Play on Time is an exciting new piece of musical puppet theatre developed by Collapsing Horse Theatre Company. It expounds the life of Toby, a castigated monster and apprentice watchmaker, who finds his world blown apart by a raid on his workshop, and the kidnapping of his mentor and guardian. He is forced to flee from the safety of his desk into the vast fantasy world that awaits him outside his door.

In so doing, Toby discovers that there are many more hands at work than he suspected, and he may be but a cog in the grand nefarious machinations of his mysterious assailant.

Through puppetry, music and heaps of comedy, MONSTER/CLOCK explores self-discovery and the passage of time, leaving us to wonder if it’s truly on our hero’s side.

*Thursday 29th March Post-show talk: John McCormick, Raymond Keane and Niamh Lawlor will be giving their views on 'Puppetry in Theatre'.
* Monday 2nd of April: Amanda Piesse on 'Time in Children's literature'

Starring: Jack Gleeson, Clare O'Malley, Aaron Heffernan, Kate Kennedy and Eoghan Quinn.

Chorus/Narrators:­ Grainne Pollak, Richard Shaffrey, Meadhbh McHugh and Martha McGregor.

Written by Eoghan Quinn
Music Composed by Danny Ford
Directed by Dan Colley
Ass. Director : Nora Kelly Lester
Puppet Master Aaron Heffernan
Set and Lighting by Colm McNally
Costume: Emma Gleeson
Production Manager Trevor O’ Connell
Percussion: Greg Purcell
Ass. Produced by Jack Gleeson
Produced by Matthew Smyth.
Photography by Nora Ward, Colm McNally and Karl Watson
Graphic Design by Karl Watson

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