How to Catch a Star

“Visually stunning with a twinkling score” - The Irish Times

Past performances include:
Galway International Arts Festival, Young at Art Belfast, Southbank Centre London, 10 Venue Irish National Tour, The Ark Residency Dublin, The Egg Children’s Theatre Bath, UK

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Audience Reaction at Galway International Arts Festival

Check out some production shots of the production below…

Past touring 2018

11th -13th October 2018 Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick

15th – 17th October 2018 Baboró, Galway

19th October 2018 Solstice Arts Centre, Navan

22nd – 23rd October  2018 Glór Theatre, Ennis

26th – 27th October  2018 Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar

30th – 31st October 2018 An Grianán, Letterkenny

1st – 2nd November  2018 Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda

22nd – 24th November  2018 Draíocht, Blanchardstown

29th November – 1st December 2018 Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge

5th – 30th December 2018 The Ark, Dublin



Once there was a boy who was always looking up.He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure.

Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, Branar Teatar do Pháistí are proud to present How to Catch a Star.

This adaptation combines puppetry by Grace Kiely and Neasa Ní Chuanaigh with stunning puppets by Suse Reibish. With a magical original score by Colm Mac Con Iomaire and directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn. Branar’s signature storytelling creates a show which remind us all to follow our dreams.

Aged 4 upwards
Non-verbal show
Duration: approx 45 minutes


Touring Company

Grace Kiely
Performer and Puppeter

Sorcha Ní Chróinín
Stage Manager

Michael Foley

Touring Technician

Neasa Ní Chuanaigh
Performer and Puppeteer

Sebastian Pizarro Olivero 
Technical Manager

Sheila Murphy


Marc Mac Lochlainn   

Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Maeve Clancy
Set Design

Elaine Mears
Costume Design

Suse Reisbich
Puppet Design

Anita Murphy
Production Photography

Joanne Beirne
Executive Producer

Kate Murphy
Line Producer

Ciaran Kelly
Lighting Design and Set Build

Eileen Gibbons

 Stephanie Dickenson
Public Relations

Ionia Ní Chróinín
Assistant Director


Listen to a snippet of the twinkling score below

Featured on composer Colm Mac Con Iomaire’s latest album..


About Branar


Branar Téatar do Pháistí is one of the leading theatre companies making work for children in Ireland. We create beautiful, innovative, high quality productions that inspire children and their families.

We tour our work to venues and festivals locally, nationally and internationally.
We support artists to make work for young audiences through our tailored programmes of resource sharing and Tiny Show creation. We create opportunities for children to explore their own arts practice in school settings.

Contact Us

Branar Drámaíochta
15 Glenrock Business Park
Tel: +353 (0) 91 704718