Diary of a Martian Beekeeper

Diary of a Martian Beekeeper

Date: 4th Oct 2017 - 7th Oct 2017
Time: Wed, Thu, Fri at 7pm, and 1pm on Saturday 7th
Venue: Rory Gallagher Theatre
Cost:€€15 €12 €7


Diary of a Martian Beekeeper



Rory Gallagher Theatre, CIT Bishopstown Campus

4-7 October 2017


Wednesday 4th, 7pm

Thursday 5th, 1pm (CIT restricted performance), 7pm

Friday 6th, 7pm

Saturday 7th, 1pm


Tickets €15, €12, €7 (Student) available online at events.cit.ie




It's now 2036.  


Niamh is on Mars and​ a ​member​ of Crew 173, on a long duration mission to investigate new ways of growing food in this arid foreign land. As their 2 year mission comes to an end, one crucial experiment remains for Niamh. But will she overcome her personal struggles or put the whole crew and the mission in danger?

A highly visual exploration of future interplanetary human exploration, Shaw and her creative team create a new world order, reminding us of the power of the collective, the fragility of the solitary human and the united will behind all major breakthroughs.


Because we may one day leave the cradle of Earth, but we will always be human.

Th​e world premiere of Niamh Shaw’s next theatre show about her dream to go to Space has been i​nspired by Elon Musks grand design for a future interplanetary civilisation, testimonies of ESA employees, and Niamh's personal space journey.



Niamh Shaw   Performer/Writer

Sarah Baxter   Director

Aoife White     Producer

Eoin Kilkenny    Production Manager

Ger Clancy       Set Designer

Áine O'Hara      AV Designer

Bill Woodland      Sound & Lighting Designer

Líadan Ní Chearbhaill       Stage Manager



​C​reated in collaboration with CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, ESERO Ireland,​ European Space Agency ​ & ESA​ Astronaut Centre. Presented at the Rory Gallagher Theatre with the support of CIT Arts Office. 


Further details at www.spaceweek.ie and www.niamhshaw.ie.


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