Monday, April 11, 2011

“Sorry!” by Pierre Byland, Paddy Hayter and Footsbarn Theatre

From Thursday 7 to Thursday 21 April at 7.30pm (and 3pm at the week-ends)

Join us for a special family afternoon on Saturday 16 April 2011! The show will begin at 3pm and a snack for children will follow the performance.

Footsbarn Travelling Theatre celebrates its 40th birthday with a triumphant return to Ireland. Their Spiegeltent will be moving into the Point Village at the start of April where they will perform their new show “Sorry!”.

“These guys are probably the best travelling theatre company in the world and it is great to see them coming back to Ireland,” explained Harry Crosbie, Chairman, The Point Village. “When they called to see whether we would be able to host them at the Point Village I didn’t have to think twice about it.”

“Sorry!” involves not only the Footsbarn production team but also Pierre Byland, the famous Swiss clown-actor and former teacher from the Lecoq school, and the Cirque Werdyn, a gypsy horse circus.

“This is not your typical stuffy play,” explains Paddy Hayter, Footsbarn Theatre Company. “As the undertakers hold a funeral for a famous composer, a family of gypsies arrive to celebrate a wedding, all in the same place. From ill fated attempts at cohabitation to open warfare, the two sides attempt to cope with this unfortunate double booking. With a plot like that you know you are in for a show like no other.”

You won’t find another show in Ireland this year that features clowns and undertakers, actors and tractors, corpses and horses and theatre and circus. Despite being 40 years old, Footsbarn Travelling Theatre has lost none of their energy or invention.

With the support of the Alliance Française Dublin, the Cultural Service of the French Embassy and L'Institut Français

At Point Village, in the Footsbarn tent - For further information, please contact: 086 732 67 56

Adults €20
Children €10 / Children under 6 free
Concession tickets [students, unwaged or senior citizens (60+)] €15
Family pack (4 people) – 2 adults and 2 children €50
Family pack (5 people) – 2 adults and 3 children €60
Tickets for sale on

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