128% Funded


Target: €3500


€4,481 Raised


89 Funders

The King’s Feet By ChalkTalk Theatre

By Aisling O'Brien


‘You have selected Premium Vision. Your data, your entertainment, your dreams. Professions Plus. You have searched Landscape Architecture. There are no positions available. Live, hope, survive, dream. You have chosen heat. The desert. The King’s Feet...’

ChalkTalk Theatre Company are Louise Melinn and Máirín O’Grady. We first worked together with Spilt Gin on 'You Can’t Just Leave There’s Always Something', nominated for three Fringe Awards including best new writing in Dublin Fringe Festival 2011. With a view to producing new writing, we founded ChalkTalk Theatre Company in December 2012.

Our first production, 'The King’s Feet', will premiere at Dublin Fringe Festival 2013.

Under the skilled guidance of director Aoife Spillane-Hinks, and the talents of producer Aisling O’ Brien, 'The King’s Feet' is a dystopian fairytale following the misadventures of two ex-pats in the promised land of employment and prosperity.

Surviving on government-issued microwave burgers, they must continue to cycle the desert in search of dream jobs. The Voice that comes from the speaker in the wall tells them that this new life is exploding with possibilities. But is it all a trap? And just what is Premium Vision, anyway? This darkly funny and deliciously absurd play will not only entertain, but tell a strikingly timely story of emigration, disconnection, and perpetual aspiration.

Our wonderful cast & crew includes:

Charlie Bonner
Rebecca Grimes
Jill Harding
Margaret McAuliffe
Barry O’Connor

Director Aoife Spillane - Hinks
Writers Louise Melinn & Máirín O'Grady
Producer Aisling O'Brien
Dramaturg Jessica Traynor
Costume Design Emma Gleeson
Set Design Kate Moylan
Lighting Design Eoin Stapleton
Sound Design Derek Conaghy
Composer Denis Clohessy
Production Assistant Emma Coen
Lighting & Sound operator Audrey Rooney

To make this play become a reality we need financial assistance to help cover our production costs totalling €3,500. Your contribution, no matter how small or large, will be of incredible importance to the production of 'The King’s Feet'. We would love if you came on this journey with us!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our page.

Louise, Máirín & all of 'The King’s Feet' team.



Launch of ChalkTalk Theatre Company

It's excitement galore for Máirín O Grady & Louise Melinn at the moment, come on down to Lanigan's @ 8pm tonight for the launch of their new collaborative enterprise: Chalk Talk Theatre Company. Myself, Aoife Eileen Spillane-Hinks & The King's Feet gang will be there....also, you could be the proud owner of a chiropody voucher by the end of the night! What more could you want of a Wednesday like! :-) It will also be a way for us to thank you in person for your generosity which truly does mean alot to all of us. The King's Feet gang

15% of The King's Feet funded already & ChalkTalk Theatre Company Launch

Less than a week into our campaign and you have funded over 15% of our campaign already! The support given so far has been amazing and much appreciated from everyone at ChalkTalk Theatre Company. Chalk Talk are delighted to announce that we are launching our Theatre company on Wednesday July 17th at 8pm. Lanigans Pub, Eden Quay, Dublin, Listen to tunes from DJ Derek Conaghy… Be in with a chance to win our fabulous raffle prizes… Try your hand at our crayon art contest… And try our original cocktail, custom made for Chalk Talk Theatre Company! Come meet our fabulous cast and crew, hear all about our new play The King’s Feet, and raise a glass to this exciting adventure. FREE entry. Bring your friends and neighbours! https://www.facebook.com/events/311956192275130/

funders (89)

There are 83 public funders of this project

There are 6 anonymous funders of this project