A new version of Hans Christian Andersen’s story
Presented by the Artists in Residence at Mary Immaculate College for Arts Day 2019
Theatre Artist in Residence – Deirdre Dwyer (Adaptation and Direction)
Music Artist in Residence – Desi Wilkinson (Music)
Visual Artist in Residence – Maeve Clancy (Sculpture)
The three Artists in Residence decided to collaborate on the presentation of this piece for Arts Day. Deirdre adapted the original story into this radio play with the idea that the 10 short chapters can be played in classrooms and used in Drama lessons in the future, as well as working with Mary I students as performers, to date we have recorded 6 of the 10 chapters.
Desi and the musicians created original improvised music and score of ambient sounds for the piece. Inspired by the story Maeve created a papercut sculpture of Gerda to house the audio and give the piece a three dimensional presence.
Emerald Kenny – Gerda and Little Sprite 2
David Wilson – Kai, Pigeons and Little Sprite 1
Aildeen Wylde - Snow Queen
Desi Wilkinson - Raven
Aoife Duffy - Little Robber Girl
Luke Kennedy – Prince and Reindeer
Deirdre Dwyer - Big Sprite
Orla Henry – Princess and Pigeons
Elizabeth Scanlan - Old Robber Lady
Desi Wilkinson – Flute, Selyeflauta, fiddle
Emerald Kenny – Violin
David Wilson – Bazuki
Recorded and Engineered by
at the TV Studio, Mary Immaculate College
Jim Coleman, Nicky Fennell, Ray Burke, Alan Gielty, Liadán Fennell, Dorothy Morrissey, Fiona McDonagh, Mike Finneran, Jacqui Kelleher, Kate McCarthy, BrokenCrows - Ronan FitzGibbon, Rosie O’Regan, George Hanover, Gavin McEntee, Aideen Wylde and Conall Ó Riain. And special thanks to Emily Waters for expert guidance in Audacity.
Additional sounds downloaded from Freesound.org
This is dedicated to Judy Elizabeth Gielty, welcome to the world little one.