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!