winner of the 2016 First Fortnight Award
"Tender, heartwarming and hilarious" The Irish Mirror
"Beautifully transportive" TN2 ★★★★
"Clever, funny and utterly engaging" The Arts Review ★★★★
Imagine this: you’re walking up a mountain, through a forest of pine trees, and you’re trying to find your Dad. He’s been taken by a monster.
Meet Robin, a ten-year-old boy travelling through the magic, fantastical woodland of his father’s storybook.
A tale which is as true as it is untrue. Half dark and half light.
Suitable for ages 8+
Half Light premiered at The New Theatre as part of Dublin Fringe Festival 2016. The show was developed with support from Dublin Fringe Festival, FRINGE LAB and Trinity College Dublin Drama Department. Half Light won the First Fortnight Award and was nominated for Best Ensemble at the Dublin Fringe Awards 2016. The play was subsequently remounted as part of First Fortnight Festival 2017.
In 2018, Half Light completed a nationwide tour supported by the Arts Council. The show toured to the Mill Theatre Dundrum, Civic Theatre, Roscommon Arts Centre, An Táin Arts Centre, Ratoath Venue Theatre, Dunamaise Arts Centre, Rothe House and Cork Midsummer Festival, and included accessible performances facilitated by Arts and Disability Ireland.
Half Light subsequently toured to Familibase in Ballyfermot supported by Dublin City Council's Children's Art in Libraries Programme, to Baboró International Arts Festival and to The Ark.
Directed by Mollie Molumby
Performed by Juliette Crosbie, Richard Durning, Fionn Foley & Martha Grant
Set & Costume Design by Ursula McGinn
Lighting Design by Dara Hoban
Sound Design by Richard Durning
Songs by Fionn Foley
Trailer by Neil O'Driscoll
Script devised and developed by Mollie Molumby
with Richard Durning, Fionn Foley, Ellen Gorman, Martha Grant, Kerill Kelly, Ursula McGinn, Camille Oswald, Colm Summers, Tilly Taylor & Juliette Crosbie