SHH! We’ve got exciting Christmas plans!

SHH! We’ve got exciting Christmas plans!

We are casting a spell over young theatre goers at the Crescent Arts Centre this Christmas with our adaption of Chris Haughton’s Shh! We Have a Plan before embarking on a tour across the USA and China in 2018.

Cahoots NI is delighted to be working with The Crescent Arts Centre, home of the much loved Belfast Book Festival, to provide a fun, accessible introduction to live theatre for the very young and a refreshing new take on the traditional Christmas theatre show.

Shh! We Have a Plan, created and directed by Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney with music by Garth McConaghie, is based on the hugely popular Chris Haughton book of the same title, published by Walker Books.

This funny, engaging and poignant tale follows the journey of three madcap characters who set out to capture a beautiful bird. Sounds simple, but the quest becomes an obsession and the obsession becomes the absurd! Where will it all end? Join us as the characters learn to love and look after nature while discovering that perhaps freedom and kindness are more important than getting what you want at any cost!

Director Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney adapted this story book for the stage.  He says, “We are thrilled to be bringing this adventure to The Crescent Arts Centre this Christmas. We have created something very special for our young audiences and their families to experience; the piece is non-verbal with beautiful lighting, soundscapes, magic and special effects. We are delighted that Shh! We Have a Plan is home in Belfast for Christmas before it embarks on its travels across the globe.”

Gilly Campbell, Arts Development Officer for Drama and Dance at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, says, “The award-winning Cahoots NI continues to bring world-class children’s theatre to young people in Northern Ireland with Shh! We Have a Plan. Chris Haughton is recognised as one of the most exciting voices in children’s literature and Cahoots NI does a wonderful job in bringing this story to life on stage.  This is a production that will enchant and delight everyone who experiences it and I would encourage anyone who gets the chance, to go along and see this incredible show.” 

Prepare to be enchanted and amazed by this unique and engaging production featuring Magic, Music, Puppetry and lots, lots more!

Shh! We have a Plan runs in the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, from the 13th-24th December 2017

Age suitability : 3+



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