Shh! We have a Plan | Preview

Shh! We have a Plan | Preview

Cahoots NI  | The Lyric Theatre, 14 – 18 October ’15

SHH! Join award-winning Children’s Theatre Company, Cahoots NI, for a delightful new theatrical adventure for young audiences, coming to theatres this autumn.

Shh! We have a Plan, created and directed by Paul Bosco McEneaney with music by Garth McConaghie, is based on the hugely popular Chris Haughton book of the same title, published by Walker Books. It is a funny, engaging and poignant tale that follows the journey of three madcap characters who set out to capture a beautiful bird that they have spotted on an island. It seems a very simple quest but the quest becomes an obsession and the obsession becomes the absurd! Where will it all end? Follow the trio on their extraordinary escapades and find out whether their plans will work….

Director, Paul Bosco McEneaney, adapted this story book for the stage.  He says, “We are thrilled to bring our new adventure to young audiences and their families this autumn. Cahoots NI has been working with acclaimed children’s author, Chris Haughton, for over a year on this project. We have created a magical theatre experience that tells the story of an elusive and magical bird. The story looks at how kindness may achieve more than greed and selfishness; and, as the play goes on, the characters learn to love and look after nature.”

Chris Haughton, author of Shh! We have a Plan, says, “I am extremely excited to be working on this project with Cahoots NI. I had seen their production of ‘Egg’ and absolutely loved it. I think their approach on that show fits incredibly well with my book and so was very excited to be working together with them. We are also working with one of my favourite animation studios, Animade, to produce some really beautifully animated sequences and special effects. I can’t wait to see it all together! I am very excited about this project.”

Gilly Campbell, Arts Development Officer for Drama and Dance at the Arts Council NI, says, “The award-winning Cahoots NI continues to bring world-class children’s theatre to young people across the region with ‘Shh! We Have a Plan’.  Chris Haughton is recognised as one of the most exciting new voices in children’s literature and Cahoots will do a wonderful job in bringing this story to life on stage.  From the very young to the very old, this is a production that will enchant and delight everyone who experiences it and I would encourage anyone who gets the chance, to go along and see this incredible production this autumn.”

Prepare to be enchanted and amazed by this unique and engaging production featuring Magic, Music, Puppetry and lots, lots more!

All Northern/Ireland tour dates listed below.


Suitable for age 4+  Duration 40mins

Shh! We have a plan – Tour Dates.
October 2015 Tour
Friday, 2 • The Courtyard Theatre, Newtownabbey – Tel: 028 9034 0202

Tuesday, 6 • The Market Place Theatre, Armagh – Tel: 028 3752 1821

Thursday, 8 • Alley Theatre, Strabane – Tel: 028 7188 4760

Friday, 9 • SERC College Theatre, Bangor – Tel: 028 9127 1200

Saturday, 10 • Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry – Tel: 028 3031 3180

Tuesday, 13 • Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare,  Tel: 045 448 327

Wednesday, 14 • The Lyric Theatre, Belfast – Tel: 028 9038 1081

Thursday, 15 • The Lyric Theatre, Belfast – Tel: 028 9038 1081

Friday, 16 • The Lyric Theatre, Belfast – Tel: 028 9038 1081

Saturday, 17 •  The Lyric Theatre, Belfast – Tel: 028 9038 1081

Sunday, 18 • The Lyric Theatre, Belfast – Tel: 028 9038 1081

Wednesday, 21 • Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon – Tel: 090 662 5824

Thursday, 22 • The Backstage, Longford – Tel: 043 334 7888

Sunday, 25 • Roola Boola, Childrens Festival,

The Linen Arts Centre, Castlebar. Mayo – Tel: 094 902 3733

Wednesday 28 • Strule Arts Centre, Omagh – Tel: 028 8224 7831

Saturday, 31 • Hawks Well Theatre, Temple Street, Sligo – Tel: 071 916 1518

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