This summer, Footsbarn Theatre return to their Cornish home, Polzeath. The Big Top will be pitched once again at Carruan Farm as audiences are invited to discover the wonderful world of magic in the Footsbarn tent.
Footsbarn Theatre presents
A show for all the family with Footsbarn’s own unique brand of comedy and music they will be tickling your imagination and touching your heart, with their own joyful twist to Ken Kesey’s cult novel, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
This unique adaptation of the literary and big screen classic combines the original book’s powerful narrative with the world-leading company’s comic style, to bring you a touching, inspiring and timeless tale.
During its colourful 43-year history, Footsbarn Travelling Theatre has travelled the world, bringing together a truly diverse group of performers. Renowned for its exciting adaptations of classics such as Shakespeare & Moliere, transcending the barrier of language with its unique blend of visual theatre, music and magic. In forty three years, Footsbarn has produced nearly 60 plays, travelled to the six continents and is a truly multi-national group. The actors possess a multiplicity of talents and theatrical techniques, all of which inhabit and enrich every performance.
Footsbarn began life in Cornwall in 1971, rehearsing in a barn owned by the Foot family, hence its name. In 1984, the company left Britain to take its brand of theatre to international audiences and remained without a base until 1991 when a farm was purchased in central France, La Chaussée.
Today, its base is both a fully equipped production centre, complete with workshops, rehearsal space, office & studios, and also a centre for education. Over the last 15 years, Footsbarn has organised and staged numerous workshops; taught by actors from the company and other professionals associated with Footsbarn. At present, plans are being drawn up for a permanent school offering courses to both undergraduates and professionals.
The companies latest production based on the cult novel written by Ken Kesey in 1959, published in 1962, will challenge and inspire audiences of all ages.
Dates: 16th-31st August 2014
Tickets in advance: www.footsbarntickets.co.uk or on the door