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Barnstorm's Senior Youth Theatre: KoHL
Under the auspices of Barnstorm Theatre Company, Kilkenny Youth Theatre was revived in 2007. KoHL is their 6th production since then.With a cast of sixteen young people, the play's setting of New York during the Prohibition years delighted audiences…

Poster programme - front
Barnstorm has another winner in this production - Irish TimesScaredycats explores children's fears of change, of loss and 'things that go bump in the night'. Packed with fun, thrills and deliciously scary situations the play's exciting mix of live…

Curriculum Play Live (2017): The Plough and the Stars by Sean O' Casey
The Plough and the Stars is set during the turbulence of the Easter 1916 rebellion. It premiered in 1926 at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. The first two acts take place in 1915, looking forward to the liberation of Ireland, and the last two acts are…

L to R: Caoimhe Cassidy, Bryan Quinn, Aron Hegarty, Jack Walsh
A new Irish fairytale by Mike Kenny. The Ice Child is a tale about growing up different. It's a fairy story - a story told by fairies about people. Using real-time video and live performance, a motely band of contemporary sídh (Irish fairy-folk)…

Bucket (Paul Curley) & Henry (John Currivan)
"Bockety Brilliance!"- The Irish TimesPoetic, humorous and rich in visual antics, the play explores friendship through a day in the life of two friends who have been likened to a modern-day Laurel and Hardy. Written by Sarah Argent, in collaboration…

Community theatre project: A Woman's Sphere (2006)
Scripted by Maeve Ingoldsby and Rebecca Moran.In 2006 over 100 Kilkenny women, from 11 diverse communities, responded to a callout to be involved in a community project asking 'what does it mean to be a woman in Kilkenny today?' Guaranteed…

The 'Comer Story (1997)
In 1996 Barnstorm embarked on a 16-month project with playwright Ken Bourke and the people of Castlecomer to devise and present a community play unique to that community, reflective of its rich history and its people. The 'Comer Story was presented…

Roisin Gribbin as The Mother in the Barnstorm production of ‘The Ballad of Rory Roe' by Ken Bourke
A Millennium open-air spectacle in Kells, celebrating Kilkenny's heritage and people. Featuring the play 'The Ballad of Rory Roe' written by Ken Bourke. The grounds of Kells Priory were transformed into a medieval settlement for this specatular…

From Kilkenny Arts Festival brochure (2017)
Barnstorm continues its successful partnership with Kilkenny Arts Festival in programming a season of family theatre, a significant storytelling programme and presenting an exhibition in the Barn Theatre.Family Theatre Programme: Queen of Colours,…

Dad (John Delaney) & Billy (Conal O'Shiel)
Described as a tapestry of music, movement and magical imagery, Star Chasers is a modern-day adventure for all. Premiered in Kilkenny in 2017.This is a rich exploration of the relationship between a parent and child, and their attempts to come to…
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