Branar & New International Encounter, Ireland and UK/Norway

Grand Soft Day

A show of all seasons.

Splashing in puddles, wind whipping your hair, crunching frost under your feet, and rain dripping on your nose, now that’s a grand soft day. A playful show about always being prepared even though you do not know what the day will bring.

Commissioned by The Ark, Grand Soft Day is a predominantly non-verbal piece that combines physical storytelling, live music and colourful wellies, performed by Greg Hall, Helen Gregg, Jonathan Gunning and Linda Scaramella. An international coproduction from the award-winning teams of Branar (Ireland) and New International Encounter (UK/Norway).

For ages 2-6

Predominantly non-verbal with some English
and Irish.

Funded by the Arts Council | An Chomhairle Ealaíon, supported by the Arts Council England, and Foras na Gaeilge.

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

Directed by Alex Byrne & Marc Mac Lochlainn

Music Composed by Greg Hall

Set Design: Orla Clogher

Lighting Design: Trui Malten

Costume Design: Elaine Mears

Performed by Greg Hall, Helen Gregg, Jonathan Gunning & Linda Scaramella


The Ark


28 Sept


28 Sept.10.15am & 12.15pm
29-30 Sept.10.15am & 12.15pm
1-2 Oct. 11pm & 2pm


€12.50 - €15


45 mins.

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