Mon 18 Oct - Sun 31 Oct

The Little Robber Girl (2021)


Presented by BrokenCrow in association with Garter Lane Arts Centre and The Everyman
The Little Robber Girl
Written and Directed by Deirdre Dwyer

MON 18 – SUN 31 OCT 2021
Audio Drama Online

BrokenCrow in association with Garter Lane Arts Centre and The Everyman presented The Little Robber Girl, a limited audio drama series for children with an accompanying posted pack, written and directed by Deirdre Dwyer.

Being bad is always good when it comes to Mattie – a thief and a trickster from a notorious family of sea-faring bandits! Never one to do what she is told, right and wrong are not straightforward for a girl like her. But, Mattie is also brave and a loyal daughter and this time it’s up to Mattie to come to her family’s rescue. 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!

Following the sell-out success of last year’s adaptation of The Snow Queen, BrokenCrow had returned with an original spin-off audio series for children, with a set of illustrated note cards, featuring extra exclusive content, to accompany the series arriving in the post. The creative team from last year’s runaway success series had returned to bring another unique children’s audio series to you in the comfort of your home.

The Little Robber Girl was created for children 7 years+. The Little Robber Girl’s five episodes and was released every morning from Monday 18 to Friday 22 October 2021, just in time for the mid-term break! Ticket holders had received a link to the audio series and a posted pack containing five sealed envelopes of beautifully illustrated, specially commissioned cards and story extras inside.

Family Pack: €15

Includes a link to the YouTube channel where each new episode will appear and a package of beautifully illustrated cards, posted to your home. The opening of the sealed cards and reading the message will add another unique dimension to the listening adventure.

Teacher’s Pack: €50

Includes a link to the YouTube channel where each new episode will appear and a posted package of beautifully illustrated cards. Teachers will also receive a limited-edition digital resources pack with curriculum-related activities.

★★★★ “Deirdre Dwyer’s sensitive script … Dwyer’s production adopts the brisk pace of an adventure story… a dynamic cast voice bright-coloured characters met along the way … Released as an eight-part series, the play ingeniously keeps its audience on Gráinne’s trail by posting out sealed messages, one to be opened for each episode. Whether a report about a missing boat or a payoff for a stolen carriage, the dispatches – embellished by a team of excellent illustrators – extend the rich world of Dwyer’s play.” Musings In Intermissions (Review of The Snow Queen)

Cast and Creative Team

Writer and Director Deirdre Dwyer
Composition and Sound Design Anthony O’Dwyer
Illustrations Danny Foley, Rory Van Dokkum, Roisin Hahessy, Grace Enemaku and Abeeha Tariq

Starred the voices of Nicholas Kavanagh, Jacqui Kelleher, Aideen Wylde, and more.

Running time 75 MIN (5 X 15 MIN EPISODES)

Age recommendation: For children 7+ and adults of all ages