104% Funded


Target: €4500


€4,695 Raised


80 Funders


By Bigger Picture Projects


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


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.



Final week

Hello funders, Weather wise it's been dismal bank holiday weekend, Charolais was in the south west Friday Saturday and Sunday but it did not dampen the response to our 4 performances we had a standing ovation for all shows and a lovely email we received from one person you can read on our FB page. On a little break until Draiocht, Blanchardstown on June 11, then Town Hall Galway and a ferry ride over to Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr, the smallest of the Aran Islands, We are within sight of our target now with 6 days to go please continue to spread the word to all your friends. Each €10 pushes us that much closer to our goal. Thanks for all your support. Charolais team

Charolais loved by auidiences

Hello funders, Thanks to those of you who recently donated. Charolais has been on the road just 3 weeks and the response to the show everywhere we go has be phenomenal. Last Saturday night we had a full house in Tinahely Co Wicklow and this Sunday night at The Village Theatre, Carrabane, Co Galway has been sold out since yesterday. We are now into the final 2 weeks of the campaign just shy of 50% funded it's really important to us that we make our target. So please tell all your family and friends to log in and donate no matter how small. We are so looking forward to bringing this show to Edinburgh because we honestly believe it will be as much appreciated in Scotland as it has been in Ireland so far. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.for your kindness in assisting us in achieve our dream.

An Irish rural drama with a parody of Edith Piaf. #Charolais latest ★★★★ review.

Dear funders, just a quick up date and thanks again to the latest funders. Charolais is on the road as part of its Irish tour. Tomorrow night we are Tinahealy Co Wicklow, Next week is hectic we perform at MountShannon Arts Festival Co. Clare, Writer week at Listowel Co Kerry, Kilkee Co Clare and our first ever visit to Carrabane, Co Galway with any show. The latest review from the Irish Examiner is excellent in fact they don't they come much better that this, to view it go www.biggerpictureprojects Charolais page and all other media coverage and list of venues nearest you. Please continue to spread the word of our fund;it campaign and hopefully we will see you at show sometime in the future. Have a lovely weekend from all the Charolais team.

Charolais up for ‘Best Theatre Script 2014′ - tonight

The ZeBBie awards, created by The Writers Guild of Ireland (WGI) was the representative body in Ireland for writers for the stage, screen, radio and digital media is now in its 8th year. Tonight at the Sugar Club on Leeson Street, hosted by Senator David Norris, Charolais by Noni Stapleton will be up for a ZeBBie Award for ‘Best Theatre Script 2014′ along with Mark O’Rowe for ‘Our Few And Evil’ Days, and Michael West for ‘Conservatory’. We wish all those selected the best of luck on the night! But GO Noni GO! :) Thanks for all the pledges so far and please spread the word we really need to reach out target.

Thanks for the positive start

Thank you so much to all the early funders it’s nice to see such support coming in. While planning is ongoing for Edinburgh, the Irish tour is getting busy. Tomorrow morning (Wed) at 6.30 part of the team will hit the road for Cork to begin the tech for our first of 4 performances at The Everyman. Some of you may have caught writer and performer Noni Stapleton and producer Tom Dowling on RTE Radio one John Murray show last week recounting the events at our performance at Dingle mart when 2 stray cows ended up in the show. You can listen back here https://soundcloud.com/tom-dowling-3/charolais_john-murray-show-may-8th Thanks again for your support and spread the word and help us reach our target. Updates from Cork later on in the week

funders (80)

There are 77 public funders of this project

There are 3 anonymous funders of this project