Two cocky giants:
Fionn McCoull the Irish warrior, with footsteps of thunder
Cu Chulainn the Scottish fighter, who holds lightning in his pocket.
One thinks he’s the biggest in the land.
One thinks he’s the strongest in the world.Watch as they are brought together by curiousity and a magical bridge.
An exploration of the adventurous spirit and fear of the unknown.
Inspired by folk tales of the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland and the appearance of the same land formation on Staffa Island in Scotland – this will be a dance theatre performance for ages 7+ and their families.A story of the shared Celtic heritage between Ireland and Scotland, celebrating native language, land mass and the power of folklore.
As an Irish choreographer based in Scotland, I am fascinated by our cultural similarities, the reappearance of mythical characters across both lands and moreover, what these can offer a young modern audience.
This work has recently been awarded Creative Scotland Funding and will continue it's development in June 2021 at The Work Room Glasgow. The project will be mentored by playwright Morna Young and Children's Theatre Maker Anna Newell.
An Fathach Mor has previously been supported by Scottish Youth Theatre, Dundee Rep and CityMoves Dance Agency.