104% Funded


Target: €1200


€1,250 Raised


53 Funders

Tromluí Phinocchio

By Moonfish Theatre


Who are we/ Cé Muide:

Moonfish is a Galway-based theatre company, founded in 2006. We produce theatre for all ages, in both English and Irish. Our work is defined by its energy, imagination and quality. We produce classics, new writing, and devised work and with each piece we seek to immerse our audience in a theatrical experience. We have used shadow work, live music, dance and more to create these experiences ... they are always different, but each is created with a passion for theatre.

Is comhalcht amharclannaíochta é Moonfish atá lonnaithe i nGaillimh. Cruthaíónn muid drámaí do ghach aois-ghrúpa, i mBéarla agus i nGaeilge. Is e ár naidhm ná obair de árd-chaighdeáin agus atá lán le fuinneamh agus samhlaíócht a chur ar stáite. Oibríónn muid le Clasaicí, scroiptanna nua-scríobhtha, agus cumadoireacht, agus le gach phíosa amharclannaíochta, déanann muid iarracht ár lucht féachanna a thumadh i ndomhan éagsúil. Úsáidimid scáthanna, ceol beo, damhsa agus tuilleadh chun na domhain seo a chruthú...bíonn siad i gcónaí éagsúil, ach cruthaítear gach ceann acu le paisean don amharclannaíocht.

Our Project/ Ár dTionscnamh:

Tromluí Phinocchio/ Pinocchio - A Nightmare is a bi-lingual (Irish/ English) production, devised from the original 'Adventures of Pinocchio' by Carlo Collodi. A far cry from the children's story you might remember, this version follows Pinocchio on a dark and sometimes disturbing journey through a dangerous adult world. With living puppets, talking animals, fairies and ghosts, Tromluí Phinocchio plunges audiences into a nightmarish whirlpool of imagination.

With Tromluí Phinocchio we invite the audience into not only Pinocchio's wild adventure, but also the dark and mysterious world of the theatre. The cast create the music, sound effects and lighting live on-stage to evoke the magic of Pinocchio’s world while, at the same time, sharing with the audience how that magic is created.

Tromulí Phinoccio will be staged in Smock Alley Theatre during ABSOLUT Fringe 2012. The production will be performed in both Irish and English, opening it up to audiences with little or no Irish. Our aim is to give people the opportunity to experience a piece of theatre in Irish, ensuring through movement, music, shadow-work and subtitling, that they can follow the story easily.

Thanks to the generous help of Foras Na Gaeilge and the Galway City Council, Moonfish have been able to spend 3 months devising Tromluí Phinocchio. This gave us the opportunity to create a unique style of performance that incorporates various methods of simultaneous translation from Irish to English, and to explore live, on-stage sound effects, music and lighting techniques. We performed Tromluí Phinocchio in Galway in March 2012, as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge, and we hope to re-rehearse the show in August using audience feedback, to build on and improve the show further.

We're asking you to support Moonfish by helping us bring Tromluí Phinocchio to ABSOLUT Fringe! Every donation will be gratefully received and we have lots of fun and unique gifts to give out as thank-yous!

Go raibh míle maith agaibh!



Food for Thought

A chairde, Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir arís as ucht bhur ndeontaisí. We are now at 50% with almost two weeks to go until our deadline. Táimid ar bís! There's still a good bit to go, so if you know of anyone who would like to support our project, please spread the word. Preparations for 'Tromluí Phinocchio' at ABSOLUT Fringe 2012 are well underway. Last week we had another Moonfish meeting, this time to see how we were getting on with our various tasks, and also to see what has to be done next. Ar dtús báire, let me say that a Moonfish meeting always takes place in a member's kitchen, during the course of a long, long dinner. In this case it was the lovely Zita Monahan who prepared the meal. (Zita appears in Tromluí as, among other characters, The Blackbird.) Over a delicious Thai green curry, we discussed the possibility of sharing a producer with three other Galway companies who are going to ABSOLUT Fringe, the copy and image for the show that need to be submitted to the Fringe before the 31st, as well as the need to send out information to secondary schools in Dublin before they break for the summer. On to a scrumptious dessert of Grace Kiely's (Pinocchio) oatmeal cookies, and a discussion about the dates of our next few meetings, and the welcome involvement of Thomas Conway in the development process. Then tea while we brainstormed ideas for a novel we are intending to write by committee...but that's another story! Go dtí an chéad uair eile, Beir bua, Ionia

First Steps

Go raibh míle maith agaibh to all of you who have funded our project so far! We're delighted that we're at almost 20% already. Seo chugaibh cúpla focal ar conas mar atá ag éirigh leis an dtógra go dtí seo: On Tuesday evening the cast of Tromluí Phinocchio came together to discuss the preparations for bringing the show to ABSOLUT Fringe. We are all excited to be returning to the show and the first item on the agenda was: Rehearsal Dates. No less than six shows from Galway have been invited to ABSOLUT Fringe this year, all of them to be performed in the beautiful Smock Alley Theatre. A few members of the Moonfish cast are involved in one or more of the other shows - such is the collective nature of theatre in Galway! Rehearsal schedules are a complex issue, therefore, but we finally struck upon dates that suited: the 20 - 31 August. Two whole weeks to build on the show, using audience feedback from the March run, and our own ideas on how to explore the show in more depth. Thanks to the wonderful Branar rehearsal space in Barna, Galway (shared by various companies and funded under the Arts Council Resource Sharing Grant), we have already been able to book a rehearsal room for those two weeks. Next step is contacting secondary schools in the Dublin area that might be interested in bringing classes to see the show in Dublin, and we're restarting our weekly Moonfish meetings too. This is where we get to spend hours throwing new ideas for the show back and forth, brainstorming, re-writing parts of the script, exploring new technical possibilities and more... Beir bua! Moonfish

funders (53)

There are 49 public funders of this project

There are 4 anonymous funders of this project