The Ark and Dublin Theatre Festival, Ireland

What Did I Miss?

By Shaun Dunne

The Ark and Dublin Theatre Festival present a new show by The Ark Artist-in-Residence, Shaun Dunne, offering a window into one child’s experience of the first lockdown of 2020.

Kyla is throwing a party on her street. Not just any party. It’s a graduation ceremony. It’ll be mad to see the kids from her old class again after so long. Summer 2020 was literally endless.

Now that they’re all in first year, Kyla wants to get the old gang back together. She’s made caps, she has gowns, and she’s even prepared a speech. But there’s one visitor she’s not expecting…

As Kyla attempts to mark an important milestone in her young life, can she and her mother learn to understand each other and bridge the divide left by lockdown?

Informed by collaborative work with The Ark Children’s Council and featuring choreography by the multi-award winning Junk Ensemble, What Did I Miss? is a story of both childhood and parenthood, about growing up, no matter what age you are.

For ages 10+

Commissioned and Produced by The Ark in association with Dublin
Theatre Festival. Supported by the Arts Council

Tickets are sold using pod seating of predetermined sizes.

There is still some pod seating available if you book via The Ark's website

Written and Directed by Shaun Dunne

Performed by Naomi Moonveld-Nkosi & Sarah Morris

Produced by Aideen Howard

Stage Manager: Clive Welsh

Set & Costume Design: Sarah Bacon

Sound Design: Jack Cawley

Choreography: Junk Ensemble

Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels

Line Producer: Clara Purcell


The Ark


1-2 Oct, 7pm


3,10 Oct, 2pm & 4pm
8-9 Oct, 7pm




35 mins., approx.