'A Snail's Tale' features Mishelle the giant left-handed snail, with Knight errant Sir Babosa and his mediaeval travel writer, hand drawn selfie artist and musical accompanist, Isabeau. Taking slowly to the streets, this snail out of lettuce trio search for love for the one in a million Mishelle, while Isabeau records the derring-do of Sir Babosa. In exchange for help on their quest, Sir Babosa and Isabeau - who often find themselves very lost - may gift you with a portrait of Mishelle, and if you're very lucky, a lovely, luscious lettuce.
Dunn Create is artist Caoimhe Dunn. Caoimhe is a practising street arts and spectacle creator, puppet maker and performer, community artist, and willow lantern maker.
Working with her partner, writer-performer Dominic Palmer, Caoimhe created original show 'A Snail's Tale' with the generous time and mentorship of Simon Thompson, and Spraoi, with funding from The Arts Council and Artlinks.ie.
Both Caoimhe and Dominic have extensive experience in traditional and street theatre. Both are skilled creators and performers with numerous stage productions, street performances, and workshops to their names. They have worked nationally and internationally.
In 2023, Caoimhe designed and created show-specific puppets for the Ark-based production 'The Race,' while Dominic's original play 'The Last Stand' will debut/debuted in The Wexford Arts Centre in June.
Performed by Caoimhe Dunn, Dominic Palmer, and Mishelle the snail.
The show was conceived and workshopped through Spraoi mentorship, by the cast and Simon Thompson (Clown Noir).