Paving paradise with
Barnstorm’s youth theatre

Chris has a headache, a migraine, he’s off form and now he has to work with the ‘geeks’ of the school on an ‘Environmental Project’, you just know it’s not going to be his week… or is it? He becomes the centre of attention not only of his peers but of local and international media, and all he wanted to do was pick up some litter at the park… Life is never goes the way you think, especially when you have a headache!

Chris has a headache, a migraine, he’s off form and now he has to work with the ‘geeks’ of the school on an ‘Environmental Project’, you just know it’s not going to be his week… or is it? He becomes the centre of attention not only of his peers but of local and international media, and all he wanted to do was pick up some litter at the park… Life is never goes the way you think, especially when you have a headache!

Barnstorm’s Kilkenny Youth Theatre will be performing Richard Conlon’s Paving Paradise from May 5-7 at The Barn.

Following on from the success of Burying Your Brother in the Pavement by Jack Thorne and Moira Buffini’s A Vampire Story, Barnstorm’s Youth Theatre has again chosen a vibrant and thought-provoking play that asks: “What is our responsibility in taking care of our world?”

The play jumps between the real world of school and the unreal stories of the students’ imaginations. They battle with working together as a team and getting a job done. Chris, always on the outside of the group, struggles more than others. He says he’s ill but is he just a layabout?

The cast of 16 is made up of 14- to 16-year-olds and contains no bad language or unsuitable subject matter.

Paving Paradise opens at The Barn, Church Lane, behind St Canice’s Cathedral; from May 5-7 at 8pm. Bookings can be made on 056 7751266 or anns@barnstorm.ie. Tickets are e10/e8 for groups.