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For the very first time Pavilion presents our very own

International Children's Theatre Festival
Flip Flop
A celebration of the very best of children's theatre!

Over six days young audiences in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and beyond can see and experience performances from as far away as Ukraine and Denmark, as well as participating in workshops and other events with a particular focus on writing for and by children. Flip Flopwill unleash the potential that great children's theatre can and will enrich the lives of the under 13s and reawaken the imaginings of the over 30s.

With very reasonable ticket rates, many workshops in libraries around the county and in the Pavilion Theatre, a school’s writing event and an evening event for budding children’s writers we hope to attract young and (not so) old to join in our festival at little or no cost.  All that is needed is youthful enthusiasm and a sense of direction!

Flip Flop Pavilion’s International Children’s Theatre Festival is made possible through the generous support of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. 

Pavilion Theatre, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Saturday, 20th  - Thursday 25th October
Booking & Information: 01 231 2929,
Tickets for all events €5 (€7 adults) or free

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Mimirichi Clowns – Paper World (Ukraine)
Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st Oct at 3pm.
After last year’s resounding success, they’re back and they will tear down the house again – literally!  Mimirichi — a quartet of Ukrainian clowns, unique and utterly crazy! Paper World is a magical show full of invention and madness- and tons and tons of paper.  Winner of numerous international awards, this show is a must. 
Age: 4+ Tickets: €7 & €5

Habbe & Meik - Nose Missing (Germany)
Monday, 22nd October at 1.30pm
Dropping down by rope from the roof with a suitcase, these two weird and wonderful characters reveal a whole gallery of masks to display their passions with humour, mime and acrobatics. With a touching naivety, Habbe and Meik teach us to laugh about everything, especially our own everyday shortcomings and transform life into a marvellous playground. Garlanded with awards Nose Missing has been recognised as one of the top physical theatre shows for children in Europe for more than ten years.
Age: 7 – 12. Tickets:  €7 & €5

Corona La Balance - Elephant and Crocodile (Denmark)
Tuesday 23rd at 1pm & Wednesday 24th October at 10.30am & 1pm
Elephant has a new neighbour, Crocodile, who is a musician. But he practises for hours.  And hours. Crocodile is an artist.  “I wish I was an artist”, Elephant thinks. But then he gets an idea… Elephant and Crocodile is a charming philosophical tale of discord and harmony, with few words and lots of humour, mime and music. Based on a picture book by the Dutch writer and illustrator Max Velthuijs, who is known, among other things, for the books on Frog and his Friends.
Age: 5 – 9. Tickets: €7 & €5   

Monkeyshine Theatre -  Grimm Jam (Ireland)
Thursday, 25th October at 10.30am, 1.30pm & 4pm 
Have you ever wondered if the frog really wanted to be a prince? And what would happen if Cinderella didn’t want to get married? In Grimm Jam, favourite tales of The Brothers Grimm are given a topsy-turvy treatment by Monkeyshine Theatre. A deliciously wicked cocktail of sweet and slimy stories made with traditional ingredients such as peas, frogs and lost slippers, mixed with a sprinkling of scary bits, a spoonful of circus tricks and generous splash of laughter. Bet you’ve never tasted anything like it!
Age: 6 - 10 (Some scary bits). Tickets: €7 & €5

FLIP FLOP SLAM! Sunday 21st October at 8pm
To coincide with Children's Book Month, Pavilion Theatre in association with DLR Events are sponsoring a Children's Fiction SLAM event. Hosted by Larry O’Loughlin, children’s author and chairperson of Children’s Books Ireland, the event will be an opportunity for unpublished children's authors to read a short extract from a work of theirs in front of an audience of their peers, their friends and two invited judges from the Irish publishing world. No cash prizes, no three book deals to be won, just the respect of your friends and peers!

A full schedule of the Countywide Workshops are available on request.



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