Barnstorm is a truly unique project.
The price of the week is kept to an absolute minimum and no profit is made. To help keep costs down participants’ parents are asked to help out before or during the week. Many do this by preparing some bulk cooking. (Bolognese for ten?) Some help out with the costumes and scenery, others may turn up on the last day with their gloves, brooms and screwdrivers to help with the big clear up. One favourite peculiarity is that each actor is asked to bring a cake for ten and these are devoured during the afternoon tea breaks.
As Barnstorm’s reputation has grown, so has the size of the audience. The final night has become the exclusive preserve of the families of the actors. They arrive at 6pm and set up their picnic in the gardens which they share with the actors before their call for the show at 8pm.
Barnstorm has become very popular, it has doubled in size and since 2009 we have run two weeks. Even so, competition is fierce so please act on the 1st January, when the applications open. Information about how to apply can be found in Upcoming Events. Before applying be sure you know what you are signing up for – Barnstorm could change your life!