Dublin Theatre Festival

Company B

The Small Poppies

A play for families by David Holman

Venue Tivoli Theatre

Directed by Neil Armfield
Designed by Stephen Curtis
Music by Alan John
Lighting design By Stephen Hawker
Assistant Director Colin Batrouney
Cast Max Cullen, David Field, Julia Forsyth, Alan John, Deborah Mailman, Rebecca Massey, Arkie Michael, Geoffrey Rush, Greg Sully

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'The Small Poppies' Proudly supported by<br><br>Australia Council For The Arts
'The Small Poppies' Proudly supported by<br><br>Australia Foreign Affairs And Trade

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The Small Poppies

Last year Sydney's Company B captured Dublin's imagination with their stunning epic Cloudstreet, which had audiences queuing for hours for a rare return ticket. They return this year with a new production that reveals a completely different side of their work - a heartwarming show for families featuring Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush (Shine).

The Small Poppies is a tender play about the first day of school - that indelible and irreversible moment of change when we realise that there are other worlds out there that we have to face. Cloudstreet director Neil Armfield here directs a company of six actors, who play some 20-odd roles — kids and grown-ups, parents and teachers, bullies and jokers. Geoffrey Rush plays Clint, the excitable and hapless five-year-old star of the show, and the cast also includes several familiar faces from Cloudstreet.

This production of The Small Poppies opened on 5th January 2000 at Belvoir Street Theatre as part of the Sydney 2000 Festival. These are the only performances of this production outside of Australia.



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