The Creative Show Presents Return to Storyland

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The Creative Show presents Return to Storyland on Thursday 15th & Friday 16th March 2018 at the Lime Tree Theatre at 8pm.

This is a variety and family friendly project, directed by Myles Breen, with movement pieces choreographed by Angie Smalis. It is performed by Limerick Youth Theatre, The Daughters of Charity service users, and features Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ and Ardscoil Rís choirs, Music Generation, Limerick, and Lumen Street Theatre. This collaboration is in its eighth year and continues to involve LYT members, service users, choir, dancers and musicians who rehearse together over the course of three months culminating in over one hundred and fifty participants performing at The Lime Tree Theatre.

Where do stories go to when they are not being told? They Return to Storyland. Here all your favourite characters hang out on a small island. Obviously things are not always happily ever after here. Judge Judy is called in to sort out some legal issues and the dwarves are complaining about how they work all day to get no pay. But there are fun times too. All your favourite princesses are having a girls’ night out while the princes are working out in the gym. There is romance as well; you’ll never guess who is going on First Dates! A clue…'bibbity bobbity boo’. And we bring you the secrets behind the mysterious death of a giant, the main suspects are Jack, his mother, and a goose, but don’t worry – C.S.I. Story Land is on the case. We hope you enjoy Return to Storyland and in the end that we all live happily ever after!

Artistic Director of LYT says; ‘The Creative Show has become the highlight of LYT’s yearly programming. I am privileged to be able to co-produce this innovative project and be part of the creative process by designing some of its elements, such as the movement pieces. It is a hands-on process and we all learn from each other. The professional team have not only been focusing on creating and presenting their work, but have been extremely generous with sharing knowledge, expertise and resources. Return to Storyland is a yearly reminder of why we all got involved in the performing arts in the first place, challenges and teaches us to be patient, understanding, inclusive and respectful of people’s abilities and needs.’

Donal Sherlock, Manager of Daughters of Charity Service, TEES added; ‘the success of the Creative Show is a wonderful endorsement for all involved and further reinforces the team resolve and commitment to the project. From the show’s inception, it was our aim to provide, through the performing arts, a platform that would support and develop each individual. Highlighting each person’s unique talents, The Creative Show has achieved this in abundance. During the last eight years our creative family has grown and enjoys the inclusion of Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ; Lumen Street Theatre, Ardscoil Rís and Music Generation. The commitment from all involved has definitely enhanced the project and has further provided a creative family of support that encourages acceptance, tolerance, play, humour and laughter for all who participate. It is a wonderful experience to witness the positive changes of each individual, their enhanced quality of life and the lifelong friendships that they develop. The Creative Show is much more than a performance; it is an opportunity to belong.’

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