Fairytaleheart is one of the most enduringly popular plays ever written for young people. It tells of two troubled teenagers in a run down community hall who escape into a world of fantasy to get away from their complicated lives.
Krysia, a Polish girl, is running away from home because she can’t accept her father’s relationship with a new woman so soon after her mother’s death. Gideon has spent his life living in a series of squats and caravans with his single mother. He has recently moved into a nearby council flat with his mother and her new partner who is caretaker of the community centre. When Krysia meets Gideon he is painting a fairytale backdrop on the candle-lit stage in the hope that it will transform the drab and dreary place into a magical theatre and create an alternative universe for himself and others.
Fairytaleheart is a celebration of first love and the power of theatre.
Director BAIRBRE NI CHAOIMH
KEITH BOURKE and JOANNA SIERACKA (Tower of Babel)