Barnstorm Theatre Company

Support Programme

The Antigone Project – 2004

In 2004, a group of 12 teenagers performed an adaptation of Sophocles’ Greek tragedy ‘Antigone’ in Ormonde Street Multi-Story car park, as part of Barnstorm’s ‘”Bringing it Home” programme, in which former Barnstormers returned to work on projects which they themselves initiated.


River Through Time (featuring The Ballad of Rory Roe) – 2000

A Millennium open-air theatre spectacle celebrating Kilkenny’s heritage and people, River Through Time took place in Kells, Co. Kilkenny. More than 250 people participated in the 2-day event, which recreated a medieval village in the grounds of Kells Priory. The Ballad of Rory Roe, a play commissioned from Ken Bourke, formed the centrepiece of this event.



In 1998 Barnstorm, supported by Kilkenny Arts Festival and in partnership with ten local communities, presented Strollers,
an outdoor theatre spectacle involving EVERYONE!


The Comer Story

In February 1996 Barnstorm embarked on a 16-month project with playwright Ken Bourke and the people of Castlecomer to devise and present a community play which would be unique to that community, reflective of its rich history and its people.

  • Swansong

  • Alice and the Wolf

  • The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket - North America 2017

  • Star Chasers

  • The Messenger

  • Monday's Child