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Photo from a theatre devising session at The Barn theatre for the Create a Story project.
Barnstorm's objective of Create a Story was to engage with its children's audience and include their input in creating a piece of theatre, alongside Barnstorm’s creative team. The project is a partnership with Poetry Ireland’s Writers-in-Schools…

Illustration: Alé Mercado & Graphic Design: Tom Feehan
Christy (Bullet) Brady wants to be the fastest runner in his street. When the Easter Rising kicks off revolution is the last thing on his mind. The Messenger looks at the impact of the Rising on ordinary families like the Brady's. The play offers the…

Illustration for promotional material: Alé Mercado
A 2-day symposium in Trinity College Dublin, about the role of fairytale in contemporary theatre, bringing together speakers from the worlds of theatre, education, literature and psychology. A highlight was speaker Erica Eichenseer, cultural curator…

StormFest logo design: Alé Mercado
Barnstorm continues its successful partnership with Kilkenny Arts Festival in programming a season of family theatre, a significant storytelling programme. Supported by Kilkenny County Council.Family Theatre Programme: Fly, Teater Patrasket…

Poster Design: Tom Feehan
Like his hero, Sinbad the Sailor, who undertook many perilous voyages in search of his fortune, Naz must travel half-way around the world to reach the safety of his brother in Dublin. Naz teams up with Krysia, a young girl in similar circumstances,…

Barn Owl Players actors (L to R): Mary Cody, Janis Woodgate, Sinead Goggin, Nicola Keating
In 2007 Barnstorm restored its theatre training for adults with the inception of its Adult Theatre Club; a two-year programme to explore and create theatre with a professional theatre company.

Weekly workshops provided specialist training in…

Promotional  flier - front
"..a memorable milestone in the crusade to establish Kilkenny as a major player in contemporary theatre" - Kilkenny PeopleProduced in 1994 by Barnstorm, Ken Bourke's Wild Harvest is a haunting tragedy of rural farm life set in County Cavan in 1991.…

Deggsie (Gus McDonagh) and Petey (Niall McDonagh)
"Once again, Barnstorm Theatre Company have come up with a winning formula" - Kilkenny People Deggsie is fiercely sensitive to being slagged about his family. When his boast of having a new sleeping bag is challenged by Spider, Deggsie realises he…

Goose and Martha (Rita Hamill)
Martha doesn’t like anyone. She’s a grumpy reclusive woman living in a hut on the beach. She scares people away with her sharp tongue and her “Keep Out” signs, but she doesn’t bank on meeting an endearingly cheeky goose who can’t read and understand…

Actors (L to R): Sarah Kinlen, Fiona McGeown, Shane O'Reilly, Annette Flynn, Paul Curley, Conor Donelan
A Murder of Crows is a dynamic and theatrically exciting work for children aged 8 and over, based on the classic tale of Hansel and Gretel. The play explores themes of famine, family loyalties and personal growth. Six actors weave a gothic story of…
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