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In marking 25 years of theatre-making Barnstorm is delighted to partner with Kilkenny Arts Festival to present a season of plays for children and their families during the Festival. This season is supported by Kilkenny County Council.

Three wonderful productions for a range of ages, will be presented in The Barn Theatre from Sat 6 August to Sun 14 August.  Rothe House plays host to two performances during the Festival week. All bookings should be made through Kilkenny Arts Festival Box Office.

Box Office – 056 775 2175
Online –  www.kilkennyarts.ie
Tickets (all performances) – General Admission: €8 / Family of 4: €30

Please note that numbers are limited for some performances. Early booking is advised! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

From Scotland, Shone Reppe presents The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean

‘a highly original, beautifully delicate and thoroughly engaging piece of children’s theatre’ – Sunday Herald
‘A truly wonderful show that will charm parents as much as their children’ – The Stage
Winner: Theatre Awards UK, best production for children and young people.

The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean
Who was Josephine Bean? The wonderful and surprising secret is revealed with each turn of the page… Join the world-renowned scrapologist, Patricia Barker, as she discovers the secrets held within the pages of a scrapbook.  Everything is flat, pressed, squished. A dusty, musty smell mixes with the scent of old lavender and slowly, page-by-page, the scrapbook becomes a window into a secret world and a curious life unfolds before us.

AGE 7+
Running time: 45 minutes     Tickets : €8 / Family of 4: €30

Venue: The Barn, Church Lane
Dates: Sat 6 and Sun 7 August
Times:  12 noon and 3pm both days

 

From Belfast, Young at Arts presents Once Upon A Time

‘One of the most delightful kids shows I have ever been a part of’ – Audience member

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Once Upon A Time is a unique interactive performance where children actively take part in the creation and telling of a new story!

The very trusted and nearly excellent Guardians of Tall Tales and Small Stories look after EVERY STORY EVER MADE IN THE WORLD in the most magical library …but there was a fire and the stories were destroyed! The Guardians of Tall Tales and Small Stories have to find EVERY story again and have found all of them……EXCEPT FOR ONE!

Can you help them find the very last missing story?

AGE 5+
Running time: 45 minutes      Tickets (both venues) : €8 / Family of 4: €30

Venue: The Barn, Church Lane
Date: Wed 10 August
Times:  10.30am & 12.30pm

Venue: The Barn, Church Lane
Date: Thur11 August
Times: 12.30pm & 3pm

Venue: Rothe House, Parliament Street
Performances: Wed 10 August at 3pm & Thur 11 August at 10.30am

From Belfast, Cahoots NI presents Shh! We Have a Plan

Prepare to be enchanted and amazed by this unique and engaging production featuring Magic, Music, Puppetry and lots lots more!

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Shh! We have a Plan is the brand-new theatre production by the multi-award-winning theatre company Cahoots NI.

Based on the Chris Haughton book of the same title, this delightful and poignant tale follows the journey of some madcap characters, each of whom has a plan: they all want to capture a beautiful bird perched high in a tree! Sounds simple, but the quest becomes an obsession and the obsession becomes the absurd! Where will it all end?

Join us as we follow the characters’ exploits, meet an elusive and magical little birdie and discover that perhaps freedom and kindness are more important than getting what you want at any cost!

AGE 4+
Running time: 45 minutes     Tickets – General Admission: €8 / Family of 4: €30

Venue: The Barn, Church Lane
Dates: Sat 13 and Sun 14 August
Times:  12 noon and 3pm both day

ALL BOOKINGS:
Kilkenny Arts Festival Box Office –
056 775 2175
Online –  www.kilkennyarts.ie
Tickets (all performances) – General Admission: €8 / Family of 4: €30