M. Haberdasher has crafted very peculiar earmuffs for his very particular daughter Cecilia Maria. Don’t shout about it but Cecilia Maria thinks they make her look fascinating and has whispered her thanks. They Called her Vivaldi is an upbeat comedy-adventure about a sensitive musical-prodigy making a quiet name for herself in a cacophonous world. As our young heroine journeys over cobblestones and canals, we learn about love, loss, the place of salt in our diet and the courage to lose our footing without losing our way.
For ages 7 plus and adults of all ages.
Judges Special Award Nominee Irish Times Theatre Awards 2016
IPAY Official selection Madison USA 2017
The Abbey Theatre, Ireland's National Theatre 2017
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USA 2019 Tour - details to follow
Written by Louis Lovett
Directed by Muireann Ahern and Carl Kennedy
Cast includes: Genevieve Hulme Beaman and Julie Maguire (alternate seasons/tours), and Louis Lovett
Creative Associate on Initial Development Genevieve Hulme Beaman| Set and Lighting Design by Zia Bergin-Holly | Costume Design by Liadain Kaminska and Theatre Lovett | Composed by Carl Kennedy and Louis Lovett | Prop Maker and Scenic Artist Molly O'Cathain | Produced by Muireann Ahern and Jeanine MacQuarrie
Photo credit: Ros Kavanagh
*****“A rich rewarding symphony...easily the best family entertainment onstage right now. Delightfully smart performance...a show that leaves nothing unconsidered...a pure delight to share...a rich rewarding symphony... even the show programme is a work of art.”
The Irish Times
*****“A theatrical treat. Richly layered, its sheer attention to detail is just staggeringly good. 'They Called Her Vivaldi' will leave you with a permanent grin... a most gorgeous night of theatre...so good you won’t even want to blink. Striking, stunning, superbly sublime.”
The Arts Review
“Cheerfully imaginative... Vibrancy is everywhere in directors Muireann Ahern and Carl Kennedy’s charming production. Theatre Lovett are at the top of their game. ‘They Called Her Vivaldi’ they'll call her marvellous.”
“Theatre Lovett, one of the most imaginative and indispensible companies at work today.”
Peter Crawley, Irish Times
“Incredible sonic effects... brilliant sound design... and the usual attention to visual style.”
Sara Keating, Sunday Business Post