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The Harry Potter Canon
Barnabas the Barmy

He tried to teach the trolls ballet, but was clubbed for his efforts.

Barnabas has a moving tapestry on seventh floor of Hogwarts, depicting his foolish attempt to train trolls for the ballet, opposite the entrance to the Room of Requirement (OP18, OP26, HBP20).

Barnabas the Barmy
Gender Male
Species / Race Wizard
First Introduced OP18



The word "barmy" means crazy or mad, according to the Oxford Dictionary.


In 2013, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London organized a Troll week, which included  “Trolls in Tutus”. These evening performances featured Barnabas the Barmy’s attempt to teach ballet to trolls. There is a behind-the-scenes video of the performance available online (http://www.mugglenet.com/2013/04/warner-bros-studio-tour-london-the-making-of-harry-potter-to-host-troll-week/)

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