Magical story told at Tullnally Castle

Have you ever read a fairytale and tried to imagine the scenario in the words? Well on Saturday and Sunday 27th – 28th August, you have the opportunity to view a live performance of a mythical tale at Tullynally Castle.

Have you ever read a fairytale and tried to imagine the scenario in the words? Well on Saturday and Sunday 27th – 28th August, you have the opportunity to view a live performance of a mythical tale at Tullynally Castle.

The plot is centred on the adventures of Buglite, the only remaining fairy preserved from the inclusion in computer games.

Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre are the architects behind this production and have titled their creation as ‘A Fairies’ Tale’ which is a unique outdoor theatrical performance that fuses the artistic craft of stage acting with a circus related vibe on a promenade theatrical platform.

The Fairies’ Tale extravaganza is fixed for 1p.m. and 6p.m. showings on Saturday with the single 1p.m. showing on the Sunday and the admission fee is €6 per child €10 and €26 for a family of four.

The show is a commemorative feature of Heritage Week in addition to a litany of other activities.

If you’ve ever marvelled at the skill of Aerial Circus then you can avail of the various workshops proffered to instruct on how to master this practice.

This applies to all youths of 8 years and older where they will be suspended from Hammock like cocoons and will learn to hang, swing, fly and twist in fabric.

Zip lining and other circus influenced skills are also catered for. The organizers at Fidget Feet have purposely designed these workshops to accommodate families and groups celebrating birthdays.

Adam O’Keefe, Fidget Feet Marketing and Touring manager emphasises the need to resurrect the past entertainment forms that have been since usurped by the modern digital age.

“We just want to bring the children back to the art of story telling again and show them how entertainment was in years gone by but it’s not just for kids, the content should suit everybody’s tastes.

“Our performances are sight specific because they’re staged outside which means that we visit the performance locations before it and confirm that we can adapt the show to the surroundings.”

Adam revealed to the Leader that this entertainment project was first conceived in England and transferred to Ireland in 2007.

“There was interest expressed in Tullynally Castle in 2005. Last month we performed at the National Arts festival in Africa and our shows were well attended so we’re hopeful that the trend will continue.

“We’re also scheduled to go to Westport in October so things are going well for us”