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Thursday June 9, 2022
- Thursday June 9, 2022
Backstage Theatre presents Lúminaria
Show Date & Time:
Thursday June 9, 10:00am
Ticket Price:

FREE to national school groups

Running Time:

45 minutes

Special Info:
This performance contains brief moments of strobe lighting & haze machine

Lúminaria is an out of this world show to suit all classes from 6 – 12 year olds. Best of all we’re making it available for free!

Backstage Theatre presents

By Fionnuala Gygax. Directed by Maisie Lee

There is an emergency in the village of Lúminaria and only Lúna can save them.

Join Lúna on an adventure into the sky as she tries to find the light to protect her mother and the villagers from darkness.

How to book:

Send an email with:

  • the name of your school
  • your contact details
  • number of pupils
  • number of teachers/snas
  • preferred time

Download the activity pack

“It genuinely was fantastic, so well acted and moving. The girls in all the classes were full of chat about it afterwards, they were enthralled! Such a treat, thank you!”
St Patrick’s Loreto

“We had a ball. My class loved the show and are still talking about the amazing light effects in each scene!!! Thanking you”
3rd class Teacher

I loved Lúminaria!!! An excellent show – so fantastic, it brought laughs, smiles and happy tears! What a treat!

“The show was absolutely fabulous. We enjoyed every bit of it from start to finish. We brought Junior Infants – 6th and we thought it mightn’t just suit all…but it absolutely did, fab fab!!!”
2nd Class Teacher

Lúminaria is a magical village of winding streets and colourful buildings of all shapes and sizes, where everybody is happy and bright. Except when darkness falls. The villagers of Lúminaria are terrified of the dark.

Standing tall in the centre of the village is the Tour De Lúmiére; a beautiful tower of light, managed by Lady Light, who ensures the villagers are never in darkness. But tonight there is a problem. The moon is about to go dark and Lady Light can’t summon the light within herself to keep the Tour shining brightly.

To protect her mother and the villagers from darkness, Lady Light’s daughter Lúna must be brave and confront her own fear of darkness by taking an adventure into the unknown to try and find the light. Alone, she takes a journey up into the mysterious sky where she doesn’t know what she might find.

On her journey she meets a cacophony of eccentric characters; a pair of mischievous Winds (Speed and Direction), a one-man-jazz band Cloud, Grumpy Uncle Storm, the bright Celestial Sun and the wise Grandmother Moon. Each character expands Lúna’s knowledge and teaches her about the importance of light and darkness in life.

This story is a magical hero’s journey about a young girl who learns that the things we are afraid of can reveal the most beautiful surprises.

Lúminaria is a theatrical extravaganza that explores fear, bravery and love. Using puppetry, an original musical score and theatrical magic, Lúminaria brings the audience on a whimsical journey into the unknown.

A Backstage Theatre production supported by Arts Council Ireland with development support from Creative Ireland, Longford Arts Office and Roscommon Arts Centre.

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