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∗∗∗∗ “Fantastically realised.”
The Irish Times

∗∗∗∗ “Sparkling piece.”
The Sunday Times

∗∗∗∗∗ “A must see.”
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A Feast of Bones

Recently returned from a whirlwind tour of USA Theatre Lovett bring their classic slapstick, song and theatricality to audiences young and old. A sell out show at Dublin Theatre Festival in 2013 this is a deliciously dark retelling of Henny Penny, a classic fable of survival.

Under the twinkling lights of a charming French café a waitress sits polishing her knives. Set in the shadows of the First World War, one cunning customer is about to be served a meal he will never forget.

Let Lisa Lambe’s stunning voice thrill you… Louis Lovett’s comical bluster amuse you… and let the joyous music of Nico Brown and Martin Brunsden (Hot House Flowers) set your hearts alight.

A vastly entertaining musical fable filled with song, fun and fright. You’ll be humming along long after you leave the theatre.

Age Range: 9+ and adults of all ages
Duration: 60 minutes

A Feast of Bones Menu Programme

Creative Team

Written by Frances Kay after an original idea by Theatre Lovett
Directed by Muireann Ahern
Cast includes: Lisa Lambe, Louis Lovett, Nico Brown, Martin Brunsden, Amelie Metcalfe and Nicholas O'Neill
Composer & Musical Director Nico Brown
Original Lighting Designer Søren La Cour (Gruppe 38)
Lighting Redesign Zia Holly
Set and Costume Design Muireann Ahern (Theatre Lovett)
Prop-Maker and Assistant Set Design Molly O’Cathain
Costume Assistant Liadain Kaminska
Producer Jeanine MacQuarrie
Photo credits: Patrick Redmond and Brian Cregan [gallery images], and Ros Kavanagh [main image]


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"With A Feast of Bones, Theatre Lovett proves that Irish theatre for young audiences is capable of matching its international peers."
The Sunday Business Post

“Sparkling piece.. You will dine like a king on this Feast of Bones.. a thoroughly enjoyable cabaret that deserves to reach to audiences large and small.”
The Sunday Times

4**** “A Feast of Bones is a fantastically realised show… Lambe and Lovett are versatile performers with faces as expressive as silent film stars, and they are as adept with the music as they are with the physical demands of their roles.” 
The Irish Times 

4.5**** “Excellent direction... leaving the children as well as the adults in the audience wined and dined, and ready for more. A must see.”
Public Review.ie

4**** "… with a hint of Titus Andronicus… this delicious show tackles adult themes without ever condescending to its young charges."