Moonfish – ‘Tromluí Phinocchio/Pinocchio – A Nightmare’
After an incredibly enjoyable and well-received run at Nun’s Island Theatre, Galway, in March, Moonfish are happy to announce that Tromluí Phinocchio/ Pinocchio – A Nightmare will be appearing at the Dublin Fringe Festival this September.
Tromluí Phinocchio/ Pinocchio – A Nightmare is a bi-lingual Irish/ English production, based on the original story by Carlo Collodi. Pinocchio has the urge to rebel, to run away, to be impetuous, to break with convention, to do ‘whatever I want, whenever I want’. The result is a roller-coaster ride through a magical and often sinister world. Using live sound-effects, bare-bones set, dance, shadow puppetry and song Moonfish create a production that pulses with a wild frenetic energy, teetering on the edge of nightmares.
Using the feedback and our own experiences from the Nun’s Island run, Moonfish plan to develop Tromluí Phinocchio/ Pinocchio – A Nightmare further, prior to its run at the Dublin Fringe. We’d like to focus on defining and amplifying the energy of the piece, its relationship with the original text, the language of our set-changes, and exploiting the tensions between the two spoken languages in the production.
We’re delighted to have the opportunity to revisit this hugely enjoyable show, and to use the feedback we received after the Nun’s Island run. It’s wonderful to have been invited to be part of the Dublin Fringe, since it allows us to perform to a diverse audience of all ages.
Moonfish are launching a Fundit campaign to help raise funds to bring Tromluí Phinocchio/ Pinocchio – A Nightmare to the Dublin Fringe. Though we have been extremely fortunate in receiving funding from Foras na Gaeilge and the Galway City Council for the first phase of the project, we feel that a Fundit campaign is a great way to raise the necessary extra funds needed to allow us to re-rehearse the show in preparation for the Fringe. Anyone wishing to support our Fundit project can find us on this website: www.fundit.ie. Any contribution would be very gratefully received.