Irish Tour 2017

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première représentation : 13 January 2017
dernière représentation : 30 December 2017

Footsbarn is a theatre festival unto itself, a wonderfully eclectic mixture of styles and influences, of nationalities and cultures, all melded into a seamlessly fluid torrent of pure theatre….”
Irish Times , Fintan O’Toole

Footsbarn Travelling Theatre’s distinctive trucks are once more on the road heading across the sea to Ireland.  We are bringing three shows (and will be creating two more in situ at two very special locations).  Come and join us and experience the magic mayhem and joy of an evening with Footsbarn. 

Born in Cornwall in 1971 and based in France since 1989, this ever evolving troupe of actors, musicians and visual artists from all over the world have traversed the globe with their unique and joyful performances.  Wherever they have wandered, this legendary travelling company has intoxicated audiences with their imagination, warmth, humour and vitality.

What you can see ?

Cuckoo’s Nest

Following a successful sellout run at Kilkenny Festival this powerful and moving story will be told again at Cootehill Arts Festival, Black Box Theatre, Galway and The George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Carlow [link to each website]




Mingling with Molière – new for 2017 ! 

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The Forced Marriage and The Jealousy of the Barbouillé (Besmirched).

Footsbarn return to their much-loved Molière to combine two of his one-act farces into a beguiling tragi-comic tale.


The story starts with our hero experiencing doubt about his forthcoming marriage to a much younger woman, thus begins an odyssey where he tries to seek advice from increasingly unlikely and bizarre sources encountering absurd philosophers, mysterious gypsies and some very violent relatives of the bride to be along the way.  His journey only leads to confusion as the unwilling groom completes his nuptials at the end of this masterpiece, so frank and cruel, that offers an incredible palette of colourful characters and tragicomic situations.


The sequel to this story sees the hero’ worst fears realised and we meet him once more deliberating about how to punish his flirtatious and disobedient wife. Again he is unable to find anyone who can offer useful advice and so he resorts to his own methods with hilarious consequences.  The essence of this story is deception, trickery and ruse – fertile ground for the talents of Footsbarn’s versatile performers.

See this show at Cootehill Arts Festival and Clifden Arts Festival


Electric Picnic 

Following a successful visit in 2016, Footsbarn will once again be tethering their wagons in the Hazel Wood with Magic & Madness a new series of specially commissioned performances that will enchant and delight.  Music, drama, ritual, puppets and masks – let this motley international crew of world-travelled artistes spirit you away to the woods and prepare to be enthralled – you never know who you might meet.


Exit Pursued by An Ass

We return to the wonderful grounds of Balintubbert House in Co Laois to create another unique extravaganza – join us to enjoy snatches of our best bits along with food drink and music in these truly magical gardens.


Bottom’s Dream – Irish Premiere


See this show at Clifden Arts Festival and Glór, Ennis, Co Clare.


‡‡‡ Full Playing Schedule


Cootehill Arts Festival

Wed 23rd & Thurs 24th August Cuckoo’s Nest

Sat 26th & Sun 27th August Mingling with Moliere


Electric Picnic, Stradbally

Fri 1st – Sun 3rd September [Sold Out]


Gardens of Ballintubbert House

Sat 9th September - Exit Pursued By An Ass


Clifden Arts Festival

Tues 19th September Bottom’s Dream

Weds 20th September Mingling with Moliere


Glór, Ennis

Weds 27th September - Bottom’s Dream


Black Box Theatre, Galway

Sun 1st October Cuckoo’s Nest

Mon 2nd October Cuckoo’s Nest

Tues 3rd October Cuckoo’s Nest

Weds 4th October Cuckoo’s Nest


The George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Carlow

Sat 7th October Cuckoo’s Nest



Irish Tour 2017