Peat

28 FEBRUARY–31 MARCH 2019

The Ark presents the world premiere of a brand new theatre show for ages 8+ by Kate Heffernan. Directed by Tim Crouch.


★★★★  “grimly funny, spryly involving show for young audiences… yielding up fascinating treasures.”   IRISH TIMES

★★★★  “superb comedy for young audiences… a childhood adventure with archaeological mystery.”   MUSINGS IN INTERMISSIONS

“emotionally sturdy and highly entertaining… Plenty of interaction keeps the young audience riveted… A smart show for smart kids.”   IRISH INDEPENDENT

“If the measure of a play’s success is the enthusiasm of its audience, this gets full marks as the children were enthralled.”   SUNDAY TIMES


How far down is yesterday?

On the edge of a town, in the middle of a bog, half way between a school and a housing estate, Rayy and Jo have come to dig a hole. Peat is the story of the things they bury, and the things they find.

With lightness and humour, this new play for children asks big questions about life, death, time and history. A conversation between two 11-year olds who find themselves standing on top of everything that has ever happened, it is a story of friendship, loss, and finding our place in the world.

A show for everyone who has ever wondered where things go when they leave us.


Commissioned and produced by The Ark. Development supported by Mermaid Arts Centre. Written by Kate Heffernan. Directed by Tim CrouchPerformers: Curtis-Lee Ashqar and Kwaku FortuneSet + Costume Design: Lian Bell with landscape photography by Paul Gaffney. Lighting Design: Franco Bistoni. Sound Design: Slavek KwiProducer: Kelly Phelan. Production photography: Ros Kavanagh. 

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