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Granny the Whale tells of "Gráinne Mhaol, the Pirate Queen"

Updated: Nov 9, 2020

This show is still on tour at present. We tell the captivating story of the great Pirate Queen. Her story has only recently been written back into history books but was kept alive throughout the decades through legends. There is proof that she existed through the letters that she wrote to Queen Elizabeth. Our story is told through the comical character of Granny the Whale a friendly hand puppet. The scene is set with a wonderful shipwreck that has been pieced back together by the different ship-wrecks of stories that have survived to help us bring her back to life. The shadow puppetry is displayed on the great sail of this ship.

In 2017 the show premiered for Culture Night in A4 sounds. Then in 2018 was performed at the International Literary Festival Dublin in Patrick Park and in Jigsaw with wonderful life music by Cal Folger Day on piano and Kalpana Paranjothy on Sitar. Most recently it was part of the St Patricks Day celebrations in Merrion square in 2019. With Marie Denham and Megan Woods as shadow puppeteers, Séan Fitzgerald as Grannny and Cal Folger Day / Anthony Donnelly on music it is a magical mix of folks


We hope that Gráinne will dock into Dublin sometime in March, more info to follow.

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