Doireann McKenna from Belfast based children’s theatre group Replay gets ready to take a bite out of the big apple as she prepares to travel to New York next week where the group will entertain audiences with their successful performance of Babble.
  Doireann McKenna from Belfast based children’s theatre group Replay gets ready to take a bite out of the big apple as she prepares to travel to New York next week where the group will entertain audiences with their successful performance of Babble.
Doireann McKenna from Belfast based children’s theatre group Replay gets ready to take a bite out of the big apple as she prepares to travel to New York next week where the group will entertain audiences with their successful performance of Babble.

BRENNANS Bread and Belfast based children’s theatre group Replay are getting ready to take a bite out of the big apple as they prepare to travel to New York next week where they will entertain audiences with their successful performance of Babble.

Replay Theatre Company in association with popular family bread brand Brennans will travel to the United States to carry out seventeen performances of their interactive production at New Victory Theatre on 42nd Street.

Babble is aimed at babies aged up to 18 months and has been developed in collaboration with local Belfast nurseries. The production is a vocal wonderland made up of live voices, videos and music from award winning composer David Goodall and the unique experience is performed inside Replay’s special bubble which is a portable indoor performance space.

As well as giving babies and their mums and dads a fun, interactive day out, Replay’s Artistic Director, Anna Newell is hopeful that the performances in New York will help to create even more awareness of Babble and of Replay’s work in general.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be able to bring Babble all the way to New York and we hope that it proves as popular there as it did here in Northern Ireland. The Director of the New Victory Theatre saw Babble at the 2013 Belfast Children’s Festival and liked it so much that she asked us to come and do a series of performances, “ said Anna.

“Brennan’s support has been invaluable to Replay’s programme of work over the last four years and we’re delighted to partner with such an iconic household brand which has real family appeal and will allow us to reach more and more young people around Northern Ireland,” Anna added.

Colin Todd, Business Development Manager of Brennans Bread, claims that the partnership with Replay provides a chance for the bakery to help deliver creative opportunities for children across Northern Ireland and further afield.

“We are delighted that Replay has been asked to travel to New York to show case their amazing production and we are very pleased to be a part of it. The creation is very unique and is sure to delight and entertain audiences,” said Colin.

“Our partnership with Replay reflects the brand’s core values of family, freshness and quality and we know that Babble certainly has all the ingredients needed for a fantastic family day out,” he concluded.

Brennans Bread is one of the best known bread brands in Northern Ireland and is synonymous with freshness, quality and taste.  It has a wide variety of delicious products within its portfolio including Family Pan, Wholemeal, Batch and Wheaten Brown Bread.   For more information on Brennans Bread go to www.brennansbread.ie or check out the brand’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/BrennansBread.

Replay is NI’s longest running company making work for young audiences and their families and catering for a range of ages from babies to teenagers. For more information go to www.replaytheatreco.org.

Colin Todd of Brennans Bread joins Doireann McKenna from Belfast based children’s theatre group Replay
Colin Todd of Brennans Bread joins Doireann McKenna from Belfast based children’s theatre group Replay

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