Ballad of a Bandit - Lime Tree Theatre

Ballad of a Bandit

Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival
Presented by Miquel Barceló and Branar

A cleaner enters the classroom to empty the bin, distracted by something he sees, there ensues a rollicking story of a highway man, a Robin Hood-like character and master of disguise, Captain McNamara.

Completely unaware that a show will take place, Ballad of a Bandit will have the children on the edge of their seats as they follow the adventure of “The Captain” in a surprise immersive theatre experience for the classroom with music, object animation, clown and expert storytelling by Miquel Barceló.

  • Suitable for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class, Maximum of 30 pupils per performance, 


Ballad of a Bandit

Ballad Bandit

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Ballad of a Bandit is inspired by the legendary historical figure Capt. George McNamara of Cong who sided with poor tenants in Penal Law times, Barceló’s reimagining of his story highlights the power of myth and story to give hope to people in a time of need.

NB: Teachers, to assist with the immersive and surprise nature of the piece please keep information about this performance to yourselves and please DO NOT inform pupils.

This show is accompanied by a specially designed creative engagement pack for use in the classroom after the show, comprising of a comic (designed by Maeve Clancy), activity sheet and video workshop. The pack contains lots of potential curriculum links (particularly across Drama, History, Visual Art, Primary Language).


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