Sunday February 23, 2020

Exquisite puppet show will delight Jeffers fans big and small alike

Director Marc Mac Lochlainn joyfully indulges the undramatic moments of Jeffers’ story while adding his own signature: the battle between a seagull and a worm is one particularly memorable scene

14th October, 2018
The stage adaptation of Oliver Jeffers’ How to Catch a Star is running at the O’Donoghue Arts Centre, Galway Anita Murphy

In the 14 years since its publication, Oliver Jeffers’ debut picturebook How to Catch a Star has become a classic of children’s literature, and Jeffers, who has designed the artwork and sets for U2’s international tours among other high-profile gigs, has become a global superstar. For hipster parents, Jeffers’s books are affordable wall art. For children, however, he is just a brilliant storyteller; and Boy, the hero of To Catch a Star and three other...

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