113% Funded


Target: €2000


€2,262 Raised


68 Funders


By Miriam Needham


'Compostela' is new play written and performed by Miriam Needham and directed by Donal O'Kelly. It will debut in Sligo and Dublin this September.

The play follows Dawn as she walks the Camino de Santiago, a few weeks after the Repeal referendum. What could be better after a gruelling couple of months of canvassing, than a nice long walk in the countryside? A walk all the way to Finisterre, to the 'end of the earth' ... except that the end of the earth seems to be coming towards her, and at rapid pace. This play is for anyone who has ever had to ask for their rights, and do so politely.

Compostela is a darkly funny solo show using physical theatre storytelling and magical realism to explore burnout, rage, and disconnection.

If we are successful in reaching our target, the money raised will be used for:
- Promotion and publicity
- Transport
- Set design
- Sound and lighting
- Costume/props
- Insurance
- Fund It Commission

Writer/Performer: Miriam Needham

Miriam is a Lecoq-trained theatre-maker. Recent projects include 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'The Schooldays of Thaddeus K' (both with Blue Raincoat). Full bio here: https://miriamneedhamartist.com/

Director: Donal O'Kelly

Donal O'Kelly is an award-winning theatre-maker whose work has toured globally. His plays include Catalpa, Fionnula, Bat the Father Rabbit the Son, Jimmy Joyced!, Hairy Jaysus, and Little Thing Big Thing. Full bio here: https://www.batthefather.com/the-team.html


'Compostela' was written during a Short Theatre Artist Residency at the Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo in 2018. The Hawk's Well are continuing to support this project by providing rehearsal space and stage space.

We need your help
We want to bring this project to its full potential, to make it as wonderful and brave and exciting and magical as we know it can be. We are fundraising in order to take care of the costs that come with producing a play. Anything you can give, big or small, is appreciated.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read about our project. Thank you also for sharing it amongst your networks.

Buen camino!

Keep up to date with the project on facebook, instagram and twitter.



Compostela - your reward LAST CHANCE

Dear funders,

We are please to announce that Compostela had a very successful, sold out run at the Dublin Fringe Festival and this was all possible due to your continuous support. 

You have embraced this project since the beginning and we could not be more grateful for the kind words, the uplifting messages and your audience reaction to the Compostela performances.

Compostela is not done though! Keep in touch with us through our social media and the new Compostela page for exciting news!


We would now like to invite you to contact us, if you have not already done so, to receive your reward.


Contact us with your address and we will post posters and scripts as per your chosen reward.

Offer ends on October 31st. 

Thank you again for your support,
Elissavet Chatzinota

Dublin Fringe Festival arrived!

Dublin Fringe Festival 2019 is here!
The first week of the festival has already started. The first previews and shows have taken over the city and Compostela's festival preview is just two sleeps away!


Our Preview in Sligo on Friday was a success, with a standing ovation for Miriam Needham by the audience. We would like to thank all our supporters who made it to the Hawk's Well Theatre to get the first taste. As for our Dublin fundres, are you ready to join the fun?

A few tickets are avaiable for the Fringe Festival Preview, on Tuesday Sep 10th at the New Theatre, Dublin.

Our Opening Night is unfortunately SOLD OUT but there are more shows during the week.

Also, to celebrate the start of the Dublin Fringe Festival, we are working with Two Fingers Up to offer a 10% discount for tickets bought for matinees of both shows via fringefest.com. Use promo code ENJOYFRINGE19


See you all in the New Theatre this coming week.


Kind Regards,

Elissavet Chatzinota



We are almost there! There are only three weeks to go!

Our official opening night as part of Dublin Fringe Festival is at exactly three weeks time and there are only limited tickets left. Make sure you get yours before it solds out!


There are also two previews of Compostela;

In Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo on Sep 6th and

In New Theatre, Dublin on Sep 9th.

Find our official programme here.


If you have not replied to your reward email yet, make sure to do so. If you have not received your reward email yet, please contact us at compostelatheplay@gmail.com as soon as possible.


We hope to see you all at one of our performances in September.


The Producer,

Elissavet Chatzinota

Compostela - your reward

Dear funders,

Last week we got personally in touch with you via an email regarding your chosen reward.

Some of you have already replied and we appreciate the enthusiasm. We are still waiting to hear from the rest of you to make sure that you will all receive our appreciation tokens included in your reward.



The outgoing emails were titled “Compostela – your reward”.

If you have chosen a reward when you funded the project and you have not yet received such an email, please check your Spam and Promotions folders of your inbox. If you still cannot find the email, please contact us at compostelatheplay@gmail.com as soon as possible.


You can also save our email address above to your contacts list to avoid missing any important information in the future.


Thank you all for your continuous support both through the Fundit campaign and through your warm responses on our social media pages.


We hope to see you all at one of our performances in September.


The Producer,

Elissavet Chatzinota

Compostela is Funded!


It's June 2018, post-Repeal. Dawn is walking the Camino de Santiago all the way to Finisterre. The "end of the Earth". It won't be easy but neither was the referendum. And she did it, didn't she?


If Dawn is walking the Camino is because of you… and you… and you…and you...

All of you, our amazing funders. We salute you and we welcome you in our team. You are as part of this team as any of us!


We want to thank you all for your support and to share some great news with you.


Compostela is going Fringe!

Yes, you heard it. Compostela will premiere as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival in September 2019 and we owe it all to you.


Please keep note of the following dates and we will be in touch with each and every one of you to share news and useful information about your rewards.


You can catch Compostela


FREE PREVIEW on Friday, September 6th at 20.30



PREVIEW €11 on Tuesday, September 10th at 20.30

PERFORMANCES €15 / €13 conc., 11th – 14th September at 20:30

And matinees on September 13th at 13:00 and September 14th at 15:30

Book your tickets here .


In the meantime, follow us on social media to see pictures, share news and keep in touch:

Facebook @CompostelaThePlay

Twitter @CompostelaPlay

Instagram @CompostelaThePlay


Feel free to let us know if and when you will make it to the show and we will make sure to show our appreciation. If you are attending one of the performances, please make sure to say hello afterwards. We would love to shake your hand and extend a sincere thank you.


The Producer,

Elissavet Chatzinota



funders (68)

There are 60 public funders of this project

There are 8 anonymous funders of this project