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09 Dec 2021

The Bockety world of Henry & Bucket at The Source

Bucket and Henry drive with glee
Barnstorm Theatre Company commences a national tour of its insightful new play for children aged 4 and older, at Draíocht on Monday 8th April. The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket looks at friendship through a day in the life of two friends who live in a bockety world of discarded objects. Responses to its World Premiere in Kilkenny have been resoundingly enthusiastic – comments included ‘pure theatre’, ‘visually imaginative’ and ‘…they haven’t stopped talking about it since.’

Barnstorm Theatre Company commences a national tour of its insightful new play for children aged 4 and older, at Draíocht on Monday 8th April. The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket looks at friendship through a day in the life of two friends who live in a bockety world of discarded objects. Responses to its World Premiere in Kilkenny have been resoundingly enthusiastic – comments included ‘pure theatre’, ‘visually imaginative’ and ‘…they haven’t stopped talking about it since.’

Written and directed by Sarah Argent, based on a collaborative devising process with Barnstorm, The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket is humorous and rich in visual antics. Through Henry and Bucket’s relationship we can examine what friendship is, what goes wrong and how you fix it.

Their friendship reflects the bockety world they inhabit - there are wobbles and shakes, and it’s not quite level all the time but it works! How do friends reconcile when they’ve had their battles, got on each other’s nerves, and even stooped to telling lies…?

This is an entertaining, thought-provoking exploration of friendship for young children and their families.

Barnstorm is Ireland’s premier producer of theatre for children. It will be remembered for its recent production of The Song from the Sea which toured throughout Ireland in 2012.

The Source Arts Centre

Friday 26 April, Family Show 7pm - €8/ €24(family of four)

Schools Shows 10am and 11.30am - €6 school groups (teachers free)

For bookings go to www.thesourceartscentre.ie or ring the Box Office on 0504 90204

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