Super Paua Stories
The Office of Lost Things by Sara Buckley

The Office of Lost Things by Sara Buckley

July 24, 2020

This week's Super Paua Story is The Office of Lost Things, by Sara Buckley. 

 "Ding. Another pile of mail comes down the shoot and lands on the table, amongst the sea of brown there is one cream envelope. Seeing this ANEURIN stands quickly and shuffles through the mountain before grabbing it. 

Aneurin: Finally.

He opens it with great care, using a letter opener.

Aneurin: ‘I find myself to still be utterly bewitched by you and yet the spell must be broken if I am to go on living…this will be my last correspondence…even now in my mind’s eye I gaze upon the deep green sea and bask in the shade of JJ’s Tower. And you, my most cherished Winnie, are all that fills my thoughts…all my love, Violet.’ 

Pause

Aneurin: Well that’s not ideal now is it."

Directed by Mark Ball
Performed by Graeme Coughlan, Ailbhe Cowley & Aoife Spratt
Sound Design, Composition and Theme Tune by Tom Lane

Super Paua Team
Company Director- Sian Ní Mhuirí
Producer- Heather Rose
Engagement Coordinator- Mark Ball

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Made possible by support from the Arts Council Ireland.

 
Duisíonn Na hIoraí Rua by Lewis Kenny

Duisíonn Na hIoraí Rua by Lewis Kenny

July 17, 2020

This week's Super Paua Story is Duisíonn Na hIoraí Rua, by Lewis Kenny.

"Far across the sea, in a wild and mystical forest called Iorainn, there lived a fuzzy bunch of red squirrels known as the Iora Rua. Now red squirrels love nothing more in the world than collecting acorns. Every autumn they would all go out together and gather them up in a big pile to store for winter. They would sing their squirrel songs, dance their acorn jigs, tell magical squirrel stories in their squeaky squirrel language called Bíog. These were exceptional times and the Iora Rua lived in peace and harmony. But nothing lasts forever."

Directed by Mark Ball
Performed by Graeme Coughlan
Sound Design and Composition by Lara Gallagher
Theme Tune by Tom Lane

 

Super Paua Team
Company Director- Sian Ní Mhuirí
Producer- Heather Rose
Engagement Coordinator- Mark Ball

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Made possible by support from the Arts Council Ireland.

Derval by Gráinne Keenan

Derval by Gráinne Keenan

July 10, 2020

This week's Super Paua Story is Derval, by Gráinne Keenan. 

 "The thing about Derval was that she had a serious affliction. She didn’t actually want to stab Angela Fitzgerald’s birthday trampoline with a knife or smash her face into the birthday cake. Or yank Donal Higgins’ trousers down in front of everyone at lunch. Or cover all the boys’ toilet seats with cling film. Or plant worms in Neasa Toohill’s ham sandwich. She didn’t want to do these things but there was something powerful and irresistible inside that made her do them. Every time she tried to make a friend, her own mischievous urges got in the way. "

 

Directed by Mark Ball
Performed by Aoife Spratt
Sound Design and Composition by Lara Gallagher
Theme Tune by Tom Lane

Super Paua Team
Company Director- Sian Ní Mhuirí
Producer- Heather Rose
Engagement Coordinator- Mark Ball

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Made possible by support from the Arts Council Ireland.

Hug Me With Your Words by Brigid O’Dea

Hug Me With Your Words by Brigid O’Dea

July 3, 2020

This week's Super Paua Story is Hug Me With Your Words, by Brigid O'Dea. 

"Bill the Bear, though he didn’t much care,
was told he had bad luck
To be born with legs long and limber
but had no arms nor thumbs to suck.

Bill laughed at friends cutting finger nails
wasting so much of their lives
But sometimes felt a little sad
watching them clap and give high fives."

Directed by Mark Ball
Performed by Ailbhe Cowley
Sound Design, Composition and Theme Tune by Tom Lane

Super Paua Team
Company Director- Sian Ní Mhuirí
Producer- Heather Rose
Engagement Coordinator- Mark Ball

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Made possible by support from the Arts Council Ireland.

Fiachra and the Biscuit Tin Garden by Alison Martin

Fiachra and the Biscuit Tin Garden by Alison Martin

June 26, 2020

This week's Super Paua Story is Fiachra and the Biscuit Tin Garden, by Alison Martin. 

 "The next few weeks would be a crucial time in Nan and Fiachra’s preparations. It was Nan’s dream to take home the gold prize and only one thing stood in her way – Petronella Hastings; bean ard a bhí i gcónaí ag cruthú rí rá agus ruaille buaille. Bhuaigh sí an comórtas anuraidh agus an bhliain roimhe sin. Agus deirtear go slíbhín ceart í..."

Directed by Mark Ball
Performed by Graeme Coughlan
Sound Design and Composition by Lara Gallagher
Theme Tune by Tom Lane

Super Paua Team
Company Director- Sian Ní Mhuirí
Producer- Heather Rose
Engagement Coordinator- Mark Ball

@SuperPaua - Twitter/Facebook
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Made possible by support from the Arts Council Ireland.

Sam and the Shapeshifters by Wren Dennehy

Sam and the Shapeshifters by Wren Dennehy

June 19, 2020

This week's Super Paua Story is Sam and the Shapeshifters, by Wren Dennehy. 

"But on nights when Mam wasn’t around, Granny and I would watch tv programmes about my favourite topic: space. I was obsessed with space, so much so that Granny nicknamed me her ‘little alien’. I loved pretending to be an alien from another planet. I always thought humans were so boring compared to the endless possibilities that existed in the alien world. Space was for everyone. It didn’t matter if you were a girl or a boy or whatever. In space, everyone was equal and nothing was weird."

Directed by Mark Ball
Performed by Matt Kennedy
Sound Design, Composition and Theme Tune by Tom Lane

Super Paua Team
Company Director- Sian Ní Mhuirí
Producer- Heather Rose
Engagement Coordinator- Mark Ball

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Made possible by support from the Arts Council Ireland.

A Head Full Of Colour by Berni Stack

A Head Full Of Colour by Berni Stack

June 12, 2020

This week's Super Paua Story is A Head Full Of Colour, by Berni Stack. 

 "Wait! There in the distance, there’s a pinprick of light. Do you want to see? Is it far away in the distance? It’s out of your touch. Stretch out those fingers, go on. Stretch some more. Maybe you can touch it. A star moving across the night sky, a silvery streak, a fuzzy blur. Or maybe it’s a firework about to burst open and crack into the night sky, spitting out its fantastic colours. Ooooh. Aaaaaah."

Directed by Mark Ball
Performed by Aoife Spratt
Sound Design, Composition and Theme Tune by Tom Lane

Super Paua Team
Company Director- Sian Ní Mhuirí
Producer- Heather Rose
Engagement Coordinator- Mark Ball

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@Super.Paua - Instagram

 

Made possible by support from the Arts Council Ireland.

Moonstone by Aoife Meagher

Moonstone by Aoife Meagher

June 4, 2020

This week's Super Paua Story is Moonstone, by Aoife Meagher.  

"I'm only supposed to come up to the attic on Saturday nights, because stargazing is a late night activity.  Doesn't matter these days.  Can't sleep at night.  Can't focus during the day.  Whole neighbourhood is the same."  

 

Directed by Mark Ball

Performed by Ailbhe Cowley

Sound Design and Composition by Lara Gallagher

Theme Tune by Tom Lane

 

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@Super.Paua - Instagram

 

Made possible by support from the Arts Council

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