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Clara can’t see that her own charmed life is already that of a princess. Hiroto longs for a way out of his service to his uncaring uncle. Both of them seem to need a fairy godmother!

Seeking Cinderella is the story of how two children escape their own stories in search of a happy ending. 
This is the third in a series of Audio Dramas with Posted Packs created by Deirdre Dwyer. 
Created by Deirdre Dwyer. Original music by Anthony O’Dwyer. Performed by Neill MacCann and Karen Kelleher
The full story is available from Garter Lane and the Everyman since the beginning of December 2022.
Thanks to Garter Lane, The Everyman Theatre, The Arts Council, Draíocht and Centre Culturel Irlandais


Being bad is always good when it comes to Mattie. 

Join Mattie, her little dog Arthur and her new friend Finn as they go in search of Mattie’s missing Mammy…and return with much more than buried treasure. Let the listening adventure begin!

The Little Robber Girl is an audio drama with accompanying illustrations for children 7 years+. The Little Robber Girl’s five episodes have now all been released and ticket holders will receive a link to the audio series, plus posted pack containing five sealed envelopes of beautifully illustrated, specially commissioned cards and story extras. 
The Creative Team were Deirdre Dwyer, Anthony O’Dwyer, Neill MacCann, Karen Kelleher, Amanda Alexander and Aideen Wylde
Illustrators for all five episodes:  Danny Foley, Rory Van Dokkum, Roisin Hahassy, Grace Enemaku and Abeeha Tariq.
Performed by Nicholas Kavanagh, Jacqui Kelleher, Aideen Wylde, Cillian Jacob, George Hanover, Micheal Power and Joe Meaghar.
Partners and thanks – Supported by Deirdre’s Residency at Garter Lane, funded by the Arts Council and Waterford City Council, Imagine Festival and by the Everyman, Cork. Thanks to DVF Print and Graphic Solutions.
Lead Artist: Deirdre Dwyer

(Illustration for Episode 1 by Danny Foley)

Illustrations by Nick Roche, Jennie O'Neill, Electra Grant, Caitriona Sweeney, Ashwin Chacko, Eimhin McNamara, Hollie Leddy Flood and Charlot Kristensen.

Performed by Mia Clifford, Fionn Butler, Nicholas Kavanagh, Jacqui Kelleher, Aideen Wylde, Lois Clifford and Ruadhán Butler. 

Supported by Deirdre’s Residency at Garter Lane, funded by the Arts Council and Waterford City Council, Waterford Cultural Quarter, Winterval Festival and by the Everyman, Cork. 

Lead Artist: Deirdre Dwyer


This fresh reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s acclaimed children’s story, The Snow Queen, tells the story of two devoted friends and their wild adventures. It is given a contemporary Irish twist but still holds onto the core of this classic tale and tells a story where love can conquer all in the end.

BrokenCrow, in association with Garter Lane and The Everyman were delighted to present this new audio adaptation of The Snow Queen by Deirdre Dwyer, with accompanying illustrated pack. Episodes were released from November 23rd to December 18th, 2020. 

The Creative team were Deirdre Dwyer, Anthony O’Dwyer, Neill MacCann, Nicholas Kavanagh, Karen Kelleher, Conall Ó Riain, DVF Print and Graphic Solutions


Adapted and directed by Deirdre Dwyer, from the children’s book by Rumer Godden, BrokenCrow presented a brand-new theatre piece for 6 to 8 year olds. With hand-crafted puppets by Olan Wrynn and the beautiful performances of Rosie O’Regan and Julie Sharkey, Miss Happiness and Miss Flower captured young audiences with playfulness and sincerity.
This show premiered at Towers and Tales Festival in Lismore in May 2019 and then toured to ten Cork City Libraries as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival.
The Creative team were Deirdre Dwyer, Olan Wrynn, Irene Buckley and Síle Ní Bhroin
Performed by Julie Sharkey and Rosie O’Regan
BrokenCrow were delighted to partner with Cork City Libraries and Cork Midsummer Festival to bring our new show to libraries all over the city in June 2019.
This was made possible with the support of the Arts Council, Cork City Libraries, Cork Midsummer Festival, Graffiti Theatre Company, Towers and Tales Festival Lismore and the Everyman, Cork. 
Lead Artist: Deirdre Dwyer

Nona is lonely. She has had to move in with her Aunt Dot and her cousins Anne, Tom and Belinda. Miss Happiness and Miss Flower, two little Japanese dolls, have just arrived by post,  are lonely too. Exploring the challenge of change - and how curiosity, bravery and books can help to overcome almost anything.

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(photo by Enrique Carnicero. Featuring Mark D’Aughton, Ciaran Bermingham, Tadhg Hickey, Eadaoin O’Donoghue, Dominic Moore, Dominic Kelleher and Nicholas Kavanagh)


Deirdre Dwyer’s adaptation of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. An orphaned little girl, a hundred locked doors, a friendly robin and many secrets waiting to be told. A trio of performers will lead them on an enchanting journey through this tale of loneliness, secrets and friendship. 

BrokenCrow’s first production for young audiences premiered in The Everyman October 2015, a remount on the Everyman Main Stage, Easter 2017 and a nationwide tour October 2017, to Garter Lane, Waterford, Belltable, Limerick, Pavillion, Dun Laoighre, Watergate, Kilkenny, Mermaid Bray, Backstage, Longford and Nenagh

The Creative team were Deirdre Dwyer,
Chris Schmidt-Martin, Brian Mitchell

Performed by Nicholas Kavanagh, Mary-Lou McCarthy, Julie Sharkey. And for the tour Jack Healy, Katie Honan and Julie Sharkey.

“Grows on you, like the seasons”
Liam Murphy, Munster Express

Made possible with the support of the Cork City Arts Office

Lead Artist: Deirdre Dwyer
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