Barnstorm Theatre Company

Professional Children's Theatre

The Elves and the Shoemakers – 2001 The Barn, Kilkenny

A play for children aged 4 – 6 years. Based on the Grimms’ fairytale, The Elves and the Shoemakers tells the traditional tale of two kind elves who help a penniless shoemaker and his wife out of their troubles and back on their feet.

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Kevin’s Story – 2001 Autumn Tour

A day in the life of eight-year-old Kevin. Although he is the hero of his own daydreams, Kevin accepts the judgement of adults and his peers that he is useless and a bit crazy- until an encounter with an unconventional adult offers a glimpse of hope for Kevin.

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Kevin’s Story – 2001 Spring Tour

Although he is the hero of his own daydreams, Kevin accepts the judgement of adults and his peers that he is useless and a bit crazy. That is until an encounter with an unconventional adult offers a glimpse of hope for Kevin. A play for children aged 6 to 10 years.

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Earwigs – 2000 Watergate, Kilkenny and National Tour

Earwigs is a witty and perceptive exploration of communication, or lack of it, between children and the adult world. A play for children aged 10 – 14 years.

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One-Two-Three O’Leary – 2000 Watergate, Kilkenny and National Tour

A play with music, for children of 6 to 10 years, which explores the development of a vital friendship between three children- each in their own way coming to terms with the absence of a parent.

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Scaredycats – 1999 Watergate, Kilkenny and National Tour

Scaredycats explores children’s fears of change, of loss, and of “things that go bump in the night”. Packed with fun, thrills and deliciously scary situations, the play is an exciting mix of live music, songs, comedy and a dramatic storyline.

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Silly Bits of Sky – 1998 Watergate, Kilkenny and National Tour

Lanky Murphy hates being teased about her height. Deggsie is fiercely sensitive to being slagged about his family circumstances. When his boast of having a brand new sleeping bag with a hood is challenged, the lies snowball and Deggsie realises he will have to produce the sleeping bag or be found out.

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When Moses Met Marconi – 1997 National Tour

Bernard Farrell takes an hilarious look at the chat-and-music world of commercial radio, and uses it to ruthlessly expolre some familiar pretensions in Irish society today in this play for teenagers.

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Bananas in the Bread Bin – 1997 National Tour

Bananas in the Bread Bin explores the world of three children, their efforts at resolving personal clashes and their response to the conflicts that at times arise between parents. A play for children aged 6 – 12 years.

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Digger, Doc & Dee-Dee – 1996 National Tour

Three children, all isolated in their own way, are drawn together by their common need for friendship and by the threat of an older boy who is blackmailing them. A play for 6 – 12 year olds.

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