Magical theatre for St. Michael’s School in Castlerea

Anna Newell is a Tonic Theatre Award winner (2017) for ‘women who are changing the face of theatre and the performing arts’ and a finalist of the Ellen Stewart International Award 2016 for ‘theatre makers whose work with/for young people has a major social impact’.

Her work for little growing minds has been groundbreaking. This autumn she tours another new theatre adventure, her new show, ‘Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This’. This tiny gentle escapade for younger children with complex/profound needs tours schools and venues all over Ireland until October 15th, and comes to Castlerea’s St Michael’s School in (an off-site) partnership with Roscommon Arts Centre, from Thursday 13-Saturday 15 October.

Performed inside a dreamy blue tent to just three children at a time, Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This drifts its audience off to a gentle magical place of dancing lights, curious mice and giant moons. It features live harmony singing composed especially for the show by award-winning composer, David Goodall and costumes created by Irish fashion designer, Rebecca Marsden.

Presented as part of the touring programme for The Network For Extraordinary Audiences in 2022 and funded by Arts Council Ireland, Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This will play theatre venues, special schools and early years settings for children with complex needs across Ireland.

To book to see the show, contact the Roscommon Arts Centre Box Office on 0906 625 824 or visit For more information on the tour, visit