Written and performed by Noni Stapleton
Directed by Bairbre NÍ Chaoimh
Produced by Tom Dowling
• Winner of Bewley’s ‘Little Gem Award’ at Tiger Dublin Fringe 2014.
• Charolais has been shortlisted for ‘Best Theatre Script 2014? – by The Writers Guild of Ireland (WGI) ZeBBie awards (May 20th)
• Charolais is on a nationwide tour until October 2015 details of all dates are available at biggerpictureprojects.com
• Noni also features in the successful series 'Penny Dreadful' a dark Gothic drama: as the wife of Timothy Dalton. The first episode of series 2 airs on Showtime and Sky Atlantic in mid-May.
“A fast-paced, witty, and intensely emotional tale filled with laughter, loss and despair”
* * * * Irish Times
WHY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT?
We are taking Charolais to Edinburgh and here is why:
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world's largest arts festival, spread over the entire month of August with over 300 venues and more than 3,000 shows from 50 countries taking part. It is the ultimate event and most artists’ dream to bring a show there. With thousands of applications every year, Charolais has received a slot at this year’s Fringe, but that is just the beginning.
We don’t just want to be there, we want to ensure that we showcase Charolais and Irish theatre in the best possible way. All the top programmers and publishers from all over the world will be in Edinburgh and this is the kind of exposure and networking opportunity for new Irish writing like Charolais that we just can’t get in Ireland. However it does cost money to bring cast and one technical person to Edinburgh for 4 weeks (August 6 to 30).
Our overall budget for the trip is €10,500, some of which we are putting up ourselves and with the help of a corporate sponsor. Even with that support we are still looking at a €4,500 gap. We hope you can help us bridge it.
As they say, if you’re not in you can’t win. Who’s going to help us bring the cow to Edinburgh? Thank you.