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raised of £10,000 target by 45 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,162 to help fund a documentary film on iconic theatre group Footsbarn Travelling Theatre

    Funded on Thursday, 16th November 2023

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    Footsbarn Travelling Theatre is one of the world’s leading touring companies performing for the most part in one of its circus big tops but also in theatres thoughout the world.

    Its mission was born from a dream to create a form of theatre that is popular, generous, professional yet accessible to all. To take theatre out of the limits of established buildings and bring it closer to the local population to farms, beaches, streets and village squares.

    The company is renowned for its exciting adaptations of classics such as Shakespeare & Moliere - transcending the barrier of language with its unique blend of visual theatre, music and magic.

    This year it is celebrating its 50th anniversary and is looking to finance the making of a documentary on their extraordinary legacy.

    Our dear friend and renowned documentary maker Myles O’Reilly has kindly given up his time to film events, but of course there is equipment and travel expenses to pay for, along with editing the footage. Because of the pandemic severely affecting our income over the past 18 months, we simply don’t have a budget for this project right now and we are keen to get this film made during our 50th anniversary when all the Footsbarn family will be together at our home in La Chaussée in France for a special celebration.

    All money raised from this campaign will go into making a professional broadcast-quality documentary and in return for your generosity all donators will receive a credit and an invitation to the exclusive premiere of the film!

    Footsbarn are in production with a striking new adaptation of the classic Irish novel, The Crock of Gold, with music performed by Oscar-winner Glen Hansard and Kerry accordion player Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, which they hope to tour Ireland with in 2022.

    Watch this short clip below of Glen talking about his love of Footsbarn ...

    - and if you wish to find out more about The Crock of Gold, watch the full interview with Glen here.

    Thank you for your generous support, it really means a lot to us - from all the Footsbarn Family.



    • Footsbarn Travelling Theatre6 months ago
      Footsbarn Travelling Theatre

      Footsbarn Travelling Theatre

      6 months ago

      Hi everyone, the page is about to close, thank you again for your generosity - check for more updates on this project. Love and and thanks!

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    • Footsbarn Travelling Theatre8 months ago
      Footsbarn Travelling Theatre

      Footsbarn Travelling Theatre

      8 months ago

      Dear friends , We are happy to share with you a private link for the new Footsbarn Theatre’s production of “The Crock of Gold” as an appreciation for all your generosity and support so far. “The Crock of Gold “ will become a focal point of our Documentary project already in progress “50 years of Footsbarn Theatre " This link is not yet accessible to all. We will let you know when you can share it Again thank you for your unfailing support and encouragement. Here is the link - enjoy! xxx

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    • Footsbarn Travelling Theatre2 years ago
      Footsbarn Travelling Theatre

      Footsbarn Travelling Theatre

      2 years ago

      Dear generous supporters, thank you for all your help so far - we are almost at 30% of our target! We also have an update on the doc! Film-maker Myles O'Reilly has posted a short clip on his YouTube channel, that we wanted to share with you first. It is a beautiful snippet from La Chaussee during our 50th anniversary last October, and he captures the magic of Footsbarn, the community and Hérisson. Please take a look at the footage that you have helped to create, and we will post more updates as soon as they become available. Thank You!

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    3 years ago

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    • Colin Johnston

      Colin Johnston

      Dec 29, 2022

      Footsbarn has, for me, represented a powerful and chaotic force of accessible culture. We need more of this!


    • W. Scott Thompson

      W. Scott Thompson

      Dec 16, 2022

      This donation is being made in honor of my husband Scott who fell in love with Footsbarn Theatre in 2018 during their magical performances in Dingle. Congratulations to you modern day Molieres,


    • nick eagles-luck

      nick eagles-luck

      Apr 17, 2022

      in awe and wonder


    • Cyndi Kennedy

      Cyndi Kennedy

      Jan 2, 2022

      "My nature demands order and I find it only in Art." Helen HayesThank you Footsbarn for providing so much of it....


    • Anonymous


      Dec 6, 2021


    • Philippe bioud

      Philippe bioud

      Dec 1, 2021

      Merci pour tout ce que vous avez apporté de rêves et de beauté


    • Lynn Alexander

      Lynn Alexander

      Oct 27, 2021



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    Footsbarn Travelling Theatre began life in Cornwall in 1971, rehearsing in a barn near the village of Trewidland. One of the founder members was Oliver Foot, hence the name. In 50 years, Footsbarn has created over 60 productions and has performed in all six continents.

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