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The Word Factory

A non-verbal show

February 17, 2024

@The Civic Theatre, Tallaght

5:15 to 6 pm


Suitable for children aged 5+ and their families




child ticket € 8 - adult ticket € 10 - family ticket € 30

Please note:

Children must be under the supervision of an accompanying adult at all times.


All ticket sales are final, and refunds will not be issued.

The Word Factory is a non-verbal show. In a world where words cost money and you must eat words to speak, only the rich can talk. This is the story of a boy who saves up his words, fights monsters and challenges the dark factory. Developing children’s imagination through friendship and bravery. It combines the power of language with physical theatre and live music. The Word Factory is a loose adaptation of “La grande fabrique de mots” written by Agnes de Lastrade and illustrated by Valeria Docampo© Alice Editions, Brussels.
The idea for this project was chosen for the Branar Tiny Shows 2018 Residency. Since then the piece was devised with an innovative group of Galway-based creatives. Supported by the Galway City Art Office, Arts Council “Project Award 2020” and Town Hall “Patron Donation Award 2021”. Premiered in the Druid Theatre in Galway and at the Sticky Fingers Children Festival in Newry (NI).  Duration: 45 minutes.

Meet the artists

Maria Auletta & Teatroletta

Maria Auletta has been actively involved in Circus and Street Art for the past 22 years, initially in Italy and later in Ireland, conducting workshops in Primary and Secondary schools. More recently, she has been creating outstanding work for young audiences through Theatre. Currently serving as the artistic director of Teatroletta, a theatre company dedicated to young audiences that includes musicians, circus performers, and puppeteers. Maria’s core values in her profession encompass playfulness, curiosity and imagination, mixed with a passion for movement and a commitment to discovering innovative and creative approaches to presenting her work.
Additionally, she is a creative Life Coach for emerging artists.

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