GRAND STRETCH @ Body & Soul 2019

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Directed by & featuring Darren Yorke, musically accompanied by Juliana Hahn, and starring Grand Stretch Players:

 Colm 'LEN' Lennon, Katherine Murphy, Nora Kelly Lester, Ricky McCormack, and Simon Mulcahy

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BODY & SOUL FESTIVAL

June 21-23, 2019

Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath, Ireland


Grand Stretch featured as part of the Arts & Culture roster at BODY & SOUL, which continually welcomes festival guests into a stimulating programme of events featuring inspirational talks, impromptu spoken-word performances, immersive theatre experiences and unexpected installations.


For more information, or find festival tickets, visit:

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GRAND STRETCH IN THE WOODS

Did you catch us in the act on The Love Letter Stage? Deep in the woods, at BODY & SOUL (2019), we took Saturday 22nd June in stages with FOUR unique improv shows...


EARLY STAGES (improvised Theatre for Young Audiences) @ 12pm

IN ESSENCE (improvised Theatre in Short Plays) @ 3pm

THEATRESPORTS™ (an improv Competition) @ 6pm

DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS (Late Night improv comedy) @ 9pm

EARLY STAGES @ 12pm

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improvised Theatre for Young Audiences

(and for the Young at Heart) 


If they can get their act together, EARLY STAGES will get their show on the road. But this very unlikely to happen, because this travelling band of players are getting nowhere fast – and it would appear that they’ve encountered an audience! Oh dear. It's all just a wee bit slapdash, really… 


Suitable for ages 3-6 years, 

and recommended for children of all ages (yourself included!)

IN ESSENCE @ 3pm

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improvised Theatre 

(Short Plays)


They say the devil’s in the details, so you can keep those to yourself. We seek to capture the essence of you, and your companions, in a word - inspiring truthful relationships, meaningful stories, and memorable (albeit fleeting) moments of theatre.


Open your heart to sharing the bare minimum, and open your mind to exploring the essence of us, in depth, in improvised Short Plays. 



THEATRESPORTS™ @ 6pm

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Competitive Improv 

(Theatre, Comedy & Music)


Two teams of improvisers are pitched against each other in a cut-throat, no- holds-barred show-down for audience votes. This high-action short form improv show is overseen by a referee, who has the power to penalize or reward teams as he/she sees fit – but, ultimately, our audiences decide the winners and losers based on the quality of scenes, the sharpness of wit. 


Happy THEATRESPORTS™! And may the audience be ever in your favour. 

THE DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS IMPROV SHOW @ 9pm

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an improvised Late Show


Keep ‘er lit, keep schtum, and meet us after hours with your deepest, darkest and deadliest. We’re calling on your best-kept secrets and worst confessions to inspire our late night laughs. 


(Don’t sweat it, though! All ‘T’ is spilled anonymously, in writing, and all shade is thrown from the shadows. So, divulge!)