The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket

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Riverside Theatres presents

The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 13 September - 16 September 2017
Category Live Event

By Sarah Argent in collaboration with Barnstorm Theatre Company

Henry and Bucket are best pals, although sometimes you wouldn’t think so! Like all good friends they have their ups and downs, their battles and reconciliations, their shared adventures and at times, their need for their own space. But as long as these two friends are together, transforming their rusty, dusty, battered and bockety world into a place of wonder, their adventures can take them anywhere!

Through Henry and Bucket’s relationship we can examine what friendship is, what happens if it goes wrong and how you fix it.

Poetic, humorous and rich in visual antics, this acclaimed play from Barnstorm Theatre Company, Ireland’s premier producer of theatre for children, explores friendship through a day in the life of two friends. Likened to a modern-day Laurel and Hardy, this thought-provoking production is sure to intrigue and spark imagination in your students!

Note: The word ‘bockety’ is used in Ireland to describe something that is a bit broken or unsteady but that still works reasonably well. For example, your bicycle wheel could have a small dent in it but it will still go round. It is a bockety wheel.

Suitable for: Ages 4 – 8 and their families

*Relaxed Performance on Friday 15 September at 10:15am
A social story for this performance will be available soon. Please check back here regularly for updates. In the meantime, please check our ‘Schools Bookings and Resources’ tab for a social story on Lennox Theatre.

Download a PDF version of the program: The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket Program

Download a Word version of the program: The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket Program

Dates & Times:
Wednesday 13 September at 10:15am & 12:30pm
Thursday 14 September at 10:15am
Friday 15 September at 10:15am*
Saturday 16 September at 10:15am

Devised and Directed by
Sarah Argent

Set and Costume Designer
Carol Betera

Lighting Designer
Mark Galione

Jack Cawley

Stage Manager
Steve Rider

Technical Manager
Joe Glasgow

Vincent Dempsey

Graphic Designer
Alé Mercado

Marketing and PR
Cathy Hogan

Images by
Dylan Vaughan

Paul Curley
John Currivan

Suitable for Preschool and Years K – 2

From the Program Coordinator:
Director Sarah Argent is one of the world leaders when it comes to theatre for young audiences. Silly, playful and incredibly heartfelt you will fall in love with the two pals, Henry and Bucket, as much as we have. With beautiful messages about friendship and honesty, the play addresses the general capabilities of CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING and PERSONAL AND SOCIAL CAPABILITY, while providing a delightful introduction to the dramatic form for our youngest learners.

Curriculum Links:
Download the full curriculum links for The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket here: The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket Curriculum Links

About the Venue – Lennox Theatre:
Seats 213 people and is a large room with quite a high ceiling and with grey concrete walls, black floor and curtains. The seating is tiered and goes 10 rows back, with stair access to all but the first row (wheelchair access being available in the first row). The black allows different sets to become the focus of the space.

Access Points:
Access points are indicators that let you know aspects of a production or event that may provide groups with a higher level of engagement related to their needs. There are 5 access points relating to aspects of the storytelling of the production that may assist access. The access point that applies to The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket is:

  • Language: Easy
    The text or dialogue used in this production is limited or simple.

Specific Access:
Find out about our accessibility options by clicking here
A social story for this performance will be available soon. Please check back here regularly for updates. In the meantime, please check download a social story on Lennox Theatre, below.
Download a social story about Lennox Theatre here: Lennox Theatre Social Story

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