Anna Newell, Ireland


Are you a big kid or a little kid? Or both?

BigKidLittleKid is a quirky, playful, energetic and engaging look at being on your own and being with someone else; and how size can really matter.

BigKidLittleKid promises to delight and enchant its audiences with its unique and wordless take on the complicated world of sibling rivalry.

Created by Anna Newell, described by The Guardian as ‘a hero of children’s theatre‘ and by the Irish Times as an ‘early years theatre pioneer’, with music by David Goodall, with whom Anna has created shows for early years audiences that have been seen on 5 continents and off-Broadway.

Ages 3–6

In partnership with The Civic, Tallaght; the Mermaid, Bray and Draíocht, Blanchardstown. Initial R&D funding by the Pavilion, Dún Laoghaire and the Mermaid, Bray.

This production is funded by the Arts Council.

To avail of discounted tickets for schools bookings and early-bird school rates, please contact The Ark directly.

Created by Anna Newell
Music: David Goodall
Costume Design: Cherie White
Performed by Nicky Harley and Mary-Louise McCarthy


The Ark


Schools performances:
27 Sept, 10.15am & 12.15pm

Public performances:

28 & 29 Sept, 2pm & 4pm




30 mins. No interval.