Monday August 10, 2020

Theatre for the senses

With professional expertise and passionate direction, Anna Newell produces high-quality and accessible theatre for children with complex needs, writes Sara Keating

28th July, 2019
Anna Newell (centre) performs Sing Me to the Sea with Muireann D’Arcy (left) and Hilde Mckenna Pic: Fergal Phillips

In the ambient space of a warm swimming pool, three women float in a confection of web and netting, scales shimmering in silvery yellows and fluorescent greens. Their bright-lipped mouths are open and the warm air is filled with the sound of choral harmonies. They are like sirens, lullabying listeners with their spell.

Beside them in the water, two entranced young boys are buoyed by their caregivers. One of them smiles beatifically as the swimming...

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