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Introducing The Wrens by Dan Colley

This April Dan Colley brings his new theatre piece, The Wrens to Riverbank Arts Centre!

The Wrens is about an odd collection of tricksters live in the gorse bushes at the edge of the town. They’re best left alone, the townsfolk say. We’ve nothing to do with them. What they don’t say is; except the odd healing spell, love cure, hair-cut, or to burn them out of their nests once a year.

Performed by Osaro Azams, Venetia Bowe and  Karen McCartney, this magic-realist piece for audiences aged 8+ is a poignant, funny, and wildly speculative interpretation of history and myths.

A new piece from Dan Colley (A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, Lost Lear) is bound to captivate and inspire.

Co-commissioned by Draiocht and co-produced by Riverbank Arts Centre, supported both by Fishamble’s New Play Clinic and The Ark; funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.

To book tickets for The Wrens on Saturday 22 April at 2pm or 7pm please click here.

Images courtesy of Evie McGuinness

Dan Colley is a Creative Director and Producer specialising in ensemble-devised theatre, theatre for young audiences, comedy, community participation, puppetry, and outdoor spectacle. He is an experienced dramaturg, script editor and facilitator and trained as a Youth Theatre Facilitator with Youth Theatre Ireland and hold a BA (hons) in English and Philosophy from NUI Galway. Dan is the Theatre Artist in Residence at the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge.


Written by Dan Colley, with Osaro Azama, Venetia Bowe, Karen McCartney & Maeve Stone
Music by Maeve Stone
Directed by Dan Colley
Produced by Matthew Smyth

Performed by Osaro Azams, Venetia Bowe & Karen McCartney
Set and Costume Design Molly O’Cathain
Sound Design Alma Kelliher
Lighting Design Suzie Cummins
Dramaturg Amanda Piesse
Costume Supervisor/ Assistant Costume Designer  Saoirse O’Shea
Hair and Makeup Design Michelle Ruane
Stage Manager Evie McGuinness
Assistant Stage Manager Sarah Purcell
Chief LX Adrian Moylan
Production Manager Eoin Kilkenny
Graphic Design Sarah Moloney