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They Called Her Vivaldi

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.

IPAY Official selection Madison USA 2017

They Called her Vivaldi will be at The Abbey Theatre on the Peacock stage from 30th November to 23rd December 2017 following an extensive nationwide tour 
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2017 Irish Tour

Belltable, Limerick
17-18 October

Baboró International Arts Festival for Children (Town Hall Theatre), Galway
20-21 October 

Roscommon Arts Centre
25 October 

Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
27-28 October

MAC, Belfast
30-31 October

The Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo
2 November 

An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny
4 November

Ramor Theatre, Virginia
7 November

Siamsa Tíre National Folk Theatre, Tralee
9 November

Theatre Royal, Waterford
14 November

Mill Theatre, Dundrum
16 November

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
19-20 November 

Creative Team

Written by Louis Lovett
Directed by Muireann Ahern and Carl Kennedy

Cast includes Genevieve Hulme Beaman and Julie Maguire (alternate dates), and Louis Lovett

Set and Lighting Design by Zia 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

IPAY 2017


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What the audience thinks...

“'They Called Her Vivaldi' was superb - beautifully written and performed.”

“The most exceptionally crafted piece of theatre.”

“Spellbound by the grace and elegance of every carefully planned and executed movement on the stage.”

"Really loved 'They Called Her Vivaldi' by the ever inventive Theatre Lovett.”

“Thoroughly enchanting and beautiful.”

“Such a mix of mystery, quirkiness and great character!”

“Another wonderful Theatre Lovett show!”

“Theatre Lovett how you make this engaging entertaining mesmerising theatre look so easy!!! Vivaldi was fantastic.”

“That was absolutely the best best best show that I EVER EVER saw.” 

“We liked the part when Vivaldi said 'this is my Capello that used to be yellow.”

“An Amazing, Awesome, Brilliant, Beautiful, Crazy, Cool, Delightful, Exciting, Fun, Fascinating, Great, Hilarious, Happy Show!”