A Feast of Bones

Premiered at Dublin Theatre Festival 

About the Show

A deliciously dark retelling of Henny Penny, the classic fable of survival.

A gentleman dines at a fine French restaurant – but at Le Monde Bouleversé you never get quite what you expect. Underneath their human exteriors, beastly greeds and needs are crouching, awaiting their chance to pounce - and in times of war and social chaos, how easily they become unleashed. At Le Monde Bouleversé revenge is a dish best served cold.

A Feast of Bones is a musical fable from Theatre Lovett featuring live music and an original score. The company takes their inspiration from the story of Henny Penny, paralleling this story of five birds who joyously march towards an unforeseen doom with the jingoistic march of Europe towards a ‘glorious’ war in 1914.

A Feast Of Bones premiered at Dublin Theatre Festival, was opening show at Imaginate International Children's Festival 2018 at The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh and was one of the curated shows for On the Edge, Birmingham; a showcase of cutting edge work that pushes boundaries in TYA. 

Age Recommendation 9+ and adults of all ages.


"A fantastically realised show"

The Irish Times

"A thoroughly enjoyable cabaret"

The Sunday Times

Creative Team

Writer: Frances Kay
              after an original idea by Theatre Lovett 
Director: Muireann Ahern
: Nico Brown
Set and Costume Designer
: Muireann Ahern
Lighting Designer: Søren La Cour (Gruppe 38)
2018 Tour Relighting: Zia Bergin-Holly
Prop Maker and Assistant Set Design:
Molly O'Cathain
Costume Assistant: Liadain Kaminska
Producer: Jeanine MacQuarrie


Lisa Lambe
Louis Lovett
Nico Brown
Martin Brunsden
Oscar Ó Luain
Amelie Metcalfe
Nicholas O'Neill 

Images Patrick Redmond, Brian Cregan and Ros Kavanagh