Arán & Im

Produced by Once Off Productions & supported by Culture Ireland by Manchán Magan

Fri 25 - Sat 26 Oct, 8PM

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We need to find a way of talking about the Irish language - about the sublime beauty and profound oddness of this ancient tongue that has been spoken on the island for 2,500 to 3,000 years, and is now slipping slowly from our grasp.

Arán & Im is a theatrical performance in which Manchán Magan bakes sourdough bread 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.

The show 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. (Knowledge of Irish is not required.)

Arán & Im is part of the Traverse's £1 Tickets Project.

Design: Notes to Cork x Elaine Manley

Supported by Culture Ireland and The Arts Council of Ireland.

The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council.

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  • Set DesignTom de Paor
  • Costume DesignHazel McCague
  • ProducersSadhbh Barrett Coakley (she/her) & Maura O'Keeffe (she/her)

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Each performance will be followed by a book signing and short chat with writer/performer.

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