Backstage Theatre has a real treat in store for schools this June with the magical show ‘A Bag of Queens’ from renowned performer Little John Nee.
Little John Nee has been to Backstage many times over the years with shows like “The Derry Boat” and “Johnny Patterson The Irish Singing Clown” and has never failed to bring the audience to their feet with his magnetic performances and his storytelling genius.
This June, Little John will be coming to Backstage with one of his much sought after children’s shows ‘A Bag of Queens’ and we really are so excited that schools and local children will have the chance to see this captivating and internationally renowned entertainer this June.
Sparkplug Callaghan, “showman, songster and storymaker” buys a goat against his better judgement…..he doesn’t like goats… but despite himself he grows very fond of her.
A neighbour in a retirement home asks him to go to London with a bag of potatoes. Sparkplug can’t leave his poor goat behind so he brings her on a string. He thinks everyone will make fun of him, “a country bumpkin surrounded by very cool people”.
This is a lovely show that gives the audience an insight into how we see ourselves and how we think others might see us and the feelings of being different in a new community. It gives children an appreciation and connection with the lives of older people and an insight into the power of random acts of kindness.
The show includes live music and song with participation and features a set that is like a “pop-up” museum. A wonderful end-of-year treat for schools.
A Bag Of Queens is on at Backstage on Tuesday 5th June at 10:30am, tickets are €5 and are available on 043 33 47888.