A tale of biodiversity, friendship and snoring sheds...
Many people remember being brought to the Natural History Museum to see the ‘Dead Zoo’. The Zoo in My Garden brings some of the animals in the Museum back to life in a captivating theatre performance involving beautifully made puppets of animals that forage around in our back gardens.
The Zoo In My Garden tells the story of Simon, a boy who thinks his garden is boring until a strange guest arrives and needs his help. Simon then goes on a magical journey of discovery with his feathered and furry friends and snoring sheds! This event is sure to visually stimulate everyone with its colourful puppets, captivating storyline and sound effects.
The ‘Zoo in My Garden’ is a collaboration between Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology (IADT), NMI and the Dublin City of Science Festival.
Conceived by: Ger Clancy (IADT) and Catherine McGuinness (NMI)
Script: Ger Clancy and Paul McDonnell (IADT)
Directed by: Denis Conway (Ouroboros Theatre)
Producers: Lorraine Comer, Siobhan Pierce and Catherine McGuinness (NMI)
Original Score Composed by: Chris McLoughlin
Sound Engineer: Paul Mcglue
Dublin City of Science Curator: Vincent McCarthy
Set Designer: Judith Wüschner
Stage Manager: Lindsey Foley
Puppet Manager and Storyboard artist: David Lynham
Character Design: Billy McDonald
Film documentation and visual effects artist: Ruadhri Brennan
Arts Administration Intern: Sadhbh Mc Mullen
Graphic Design: Ger Byrne
Frog - Tomas Hoyne
Worms - Elin Adler, Eugenia Genunchi
Blackbirds - Conor Richardson, Dami Nuga, Cathleen Meakin
Male Paddy Hoyne
Female Kathy Lisa Connellan
Mother Conor O'Shea
Boy - Simon Boyle
Pigeon - Dave Lynham
Hedgehog - Paul McDonnell
Puffin - Simon Boyle
Flowers - Eugenia Genunchi, Elin Adler, Aishling McCorry
Gemma Mc Guinness, Eugenia Genunchi, Elin Adler, Aishling McCorry, Cathleen Meakin, Dami Nuga.
Creative Direction: Ger Clancy and Paul McDonnell
Context and Research: Sherra Murphy
Scientific Adviser: Catherine McGuinness
Movement coaching : Monika Bieniek
Set construction consultant: Andrew Clancy
Course co-ordinator: Julian King
With the assistance of the Modelmaking staff:
Clyde Doyle, John Buckley, Kathleen Walsh, Ian Hannon, Dave Flynn
David Lynham, Billy McDonald, Linsey Foley, Kathy Lisa Connellan, Stephen Mc Manus, Allen Anderson, Ronan Barrett, Martina Cuddihy, Alexander Cullen, Aaron Deevy, Rachel Doyle, Holly Hallahan, Patrick Hoyne, Chantal Jammet, Hannah Kavanagh, Liam Kavanagh, Claudette Keane, Vincent Lam, Gemma Mc Guinness, Sam Mc Loughlin, Eoin Mc Morrow, Tamara Melly, Joe Murphy, Kellymarie Nurney, Conor O Shea, Lucia Pete, Conor Richardson, Robert Smyth, Elaine Sugrue, Mark Whitty, Michael Wong.
Theatre intern: Bryan Moriarty