Gile na Gealaí


Gile na Gealaí – Melody of the Moon : theatre for the very young!


Graffiti Theatre Company, Cork, is proud to present our latest production for very young audiences in June.

Gile na Gealaí – Melody of the Moon is a beautiful and gentle piece of sensory theatre for the very young (0-3) and their adults. It weaves the story of the impossible love of a Fisherman for the beautiful Moon.


Draíocht agus drámaíocht ar thóraíocht na gealaí … tar linn ar thuras fileata trí fhuaimeanna agus íomhánna thar sáile is spéire. 


As soon as they walk in the door, the children enter into a world of sounds and images. The world of the Fisherman’s harbour, watched over by the faraway Moon in her clouds where from the Fisherman sails his boat over the silver sea and the Moon descends from a Renaissance sky.  There is no spoken language: he sings in English and she in Irish – their words and worlds can never meet.


Devised by the same creative team as the successful Blátha Bána – White BlossomsGile na Gealaí has been developed by Graffiti Theatre Company over the past two years, including a special residency with New Visions New Voices at the Kennedy Centre, Washington 2014.


Cruthaithe don lucht féachana is óige (0-3 bliain) ag an bhfoireann ealaíon chéanna a chruthaigh Blátha Bána, beidh Gile na Gealaí le breathnú i Graffiti Theatre i Mí an Mheithimh.


Performances for groups from Childcare Settings will take place on 1st -18th June (Monday-Thursday) at 10am and 12 noon. Bookings through Graffiti Theatre on 021 4397111 or email


Performances for families will take place as part of Cork Midsummer Festival on 12th, 13th 14th and 19th, 20th, 21st June at 10am and 12 noon. Bookings through Cork Midsummer Festival on or telephone 021 4215131.


All performances take place in Graffiti Theatre, Assumption Road, Cork. Tickets €5. Booking is essential as space is limited.