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They Called Her Vivaldi

Mr. E. 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.

Age Range: 7+ and adults of all ages

Click here for the Teachers Resource Pack – They Called Her Vivaldi by Theatre Lovett

Click here to view the They Called Her Vivaldi Show Programme.

Creative Team

Writer: Louis Lovett
Director: Muireann Ahern and Carl Kennedy
Cast: Genevieve Hulme Beaman and Julie Maguire (alternate seasons/tours), and Louis Lovett
Creative Associate on Initial Development: Genevieve Hulme Beaman
Set and Lighting Design: Zia Bergin-Holly
Costume Design: Liadain Kaminska and Theatre Lovett
Composers: Carl Kennedy and Louis Lovett
Prop Maker and Scenic Artist: Molly O'Cathain
Producer: Muireann Ahern and Jeanine MacQuarrie
Photo Credit: Ros Kavanagh
Promo Trailer: Mark Cantan

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5 *****“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

5 *****“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 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.”
Exeunt Magazine

“Theatre Lovett, one of the most imaginative and indispensible companies at work today.”
The Irish Times

“Incredible sonic effects... brilliant sound design... and the usual attention to visual style.”
Sunday Business Post

Production information

Judges Special Award Nominee Irish Times Theatre Awards 2016
IPAY Official selection Madison USA 2017
The Abbey Theatre, Ireland's National Theatre 2017