Venues & dates 2018-2020

Arán & Im celebrates the Irish language in an engaging, accessible bilingual way, through sourdough bread and home-churned butter. (Originally produced in association with The Abbey Theatre)

Read Manchán's Irish Times article about Arán & Im.... here

 

Is taibhiú drámaíochta é Arán & Im ina mbácálann Manchán arán taois ghéir ar feadh  70 nóiméad fad is a thugann sé léargas ar iontaisí na Gaeilge  – agus é ag ceiliúradh focail mhealltacha a bhaineann leis an tírdhreach, téarmaí i dtaca le hiomas agus léirstean, agus an iliomad nathanna a thugann beocht do chumhacht agus mistéir an tsaoil nádúrtha.

  • Presented and Produced by: Manchán Magan
  • Design: Tom de Paor
  • Direction: Tom Creed
  • International Producer: Maura O'Keeffe
  • Costume: Hazel McCague
  • Construction: Barry Rogerson

 A 5-week nationwide tour in October 2021...

With an North American tour in 2022...

Dates to follow.

 

Delvin Parish Hall, 9th Nov 2019

Castlepollard Community School, 7th Nov 2019

Leaves Festival, Dunamaise Theatre, Portlaoise, 5 & 6th Nov

Clonakility Samhain Festival, 2nd Nov, 2019

Portumna 22nd Sept, 2019

Cashel Arts Festival, 20th & 21st Sept 2019

Garter Lane, Waterford, 7th Sept, 2019

Fleadh Cheoil, Drogheda, 16 & 17th August 2019 

Hawks Well, Sligo, 31st July & 1st Aug 2019

Skibereen Arts Festival, 30th July 2019

Earagail Festival, Donegal, 27 & 28th July 2019

Backstage, Longford, 26th July 2019

Arás Inis Ghluaire, Bellmullet, 17th & 18th July 2019

Enniscorthy, Wexford Literary Festival, 7th July 2019

Roscommon Arts Centre, 5th July 2019

Civic Theatre, Tallaght, Co Dublin, 23rd June 2019

Féile na Bealtaine, Dingle, 4th & 5th May, 2019

Wild Mind Festival, Fenit, 27th April 2019

Linen Hall, Castlebar, March 2019

Belltable, Limerick, Feb 2019

The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Feb 2019

Glór Uachtar Tíre, Maginn's , Co Down,Dec 2018

Fumbally Stables, Oct, 2018

Cork Opera House, Sept 2018

Townhall Theatre, Galway, Sept 2018

Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Aug 2018

Lime Theatre, Limerick, July 2018

Buíochas ó chroí le: Amharclann na Mainstreach, Foras na Gaeilge, Baird McNutt, Studio Donegal, The Little Mill, Dunany Flour, Smeg, Bodel, Declan Caulfield. Maura O'Keeffe.

Arán & Im is a theatrical performance/installation in which Manchán bakes sourdough bread for 70 minutes while offering insights into the wonders of the Irish language – exploring potent words of landscape, terms of intuition and insight, and the many phrases that bring to life the mysterious glory of our natural world.

It is a celebration of language, land and local Irish food, with freshly-baked traditional sourdough bread for the audience to slice and spread with butter they churn themselves from Irish cream.

Arán & Im is a theatrical performance/installation in which Manchán bakes sourdough bread for 2 hours while offering insights into the wonders of the Irish language – exploring potent words of landscape, terms of intuition and insight, and the many phrases that bring to life the mysterious glory of our natural world.

It is a celebration of language, land and local Irish food, with freshly-baked traditional sourdough bread for the audience to slice and spread with butter they churn themselves from Irish cream.

Arán & Im