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  • Description

    Barabbas believed the imagination was a powerful source of growth. The sensibility of theatre of clown permeated all the company's work. Barabbas' mission was to forge its own unique performance style which married both visual and literary theatre drawing from complementary disciplines including puppetry, object manipulation, physical theatre and mime. Barabbas placed its audience at centre stage, believing that the clown exists in direct dialogue with that audience. Barabbas believed that theatre acted as a potent mirror to society. Since its inception in 1993, Barabbas had presented at festivals including New Zealand International Arts Festival, Next Wave Festival at BAM [Brooklyn Academy of Music], Expo 2000 in Hannover Germany, Aurora Nove at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and at venues throughout Ireland, England, Wales, the US, Denmark and France.

  • Address

    c/o Irish Theatre Institute, 17 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin



    Artistic Director

    Raymond Keane


Play Title Playwright
... tanks a lot! Judy Hegarty-Lovett Raymond Keane
Blowfish Veronica Coburn
Come Down from the Mountain John Clown, John Clown
Devised by Barabbas... the Company
Cyrano Veronica Coburn Edmond Rostand
Dog Raymond Keane
God's Gift John Banville Heinrich von Kleist
a new version of Heinrich von Kleist's Amphitryon
Hairdresser in the House
Written by Barabbas (Raymond Keane and Veronica Coburn)
Half Eight Mass of a Tuesday
Devised by Barabbas...the company
Hupnouse Charlie O'Neill
HURL Charlie O'Neill
Johnny Patterson: The Singing Irish Clown Little John Nee
Luca was written and devised by Veronica Coburn and Raymond Keane with creative contribution from performers Eoin Lynch and Amy Conroy. The character Luca emerged during the devising process of …tanks a lot! with Raymond Keane and Judy Hegarty Lovett.
Moby Dan Veronica Coburn
Nightmare on Essex Street Gerard Stembridge
Out the Back Door
Devised by Barabbas... the company
Sick Dying Dead Buried Out
Devised by Barabbas... the company
Devised by Barabbas... the company