By Maeve Ingoldsby
Adapted from the play Bella, Boss and Bulli by Volker Ludwig.
Dee-Dee Daly is at war with her mother. She has not been consulted about moving to a new area and resents leaving her home and her friends. At her new school she meets up with Doc and Digger, two classmates who also have parent trouble. Doc’s busy parents give him everything except the attention he needs. Digger is afraid his father will send him away. Much to Dee-Dee’s annoyance the boys think her mother is great.
The three children, all isolated in their own way, are drawn together by their common need for friendship and by the threat of an older boy who is blackmailing them. They join forces to confront the bully and the self-confidence they gain through mutual support encourages them to tackle the difficulties they have at home, with unexpected and comic results.
A play for 6 – 12 year olds.
Running time appox 70 minutes.
|The Production||Production History|
|Actor 1: Martin McCann||Watergate, Kilkenny||10th – 18th February|
|Actor 2: Alan Walsh||Mullingar Arts Centre||23rd – 24th February|
|Actor 3: Sarah Dillon||Draíocht, Blanchardstown||26th – 27th February|
|Actor 4: Thomas Farrell||Siamsa Tíre, Tralee||2nd March|
|Actor 5: Niamh Shaw||Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire||4th – 5th March|
|Actor 6: Robert O’Connor||Belltable, Limerick||8th – 12th March|
|Director: Philip Hardy||Town Hall, Dundalk||15th – 16th March|
|Assistant Director: Mike Carbery||Dunamaise, Portlaoise||18th – 19th March|
|Music Arrangement: John Ryan||Backstage, Longford||22nd – 26th March|
|Set Design: Chisato Yoshimi||Black Box Theatre, Galway||29th – 30th March|
|Lighting Design: Jim Daly||Castlebar, Co Mayo||19th – 20th April|
|Costume Design: Bernie McCoy||Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone||22nd – 23rd April|
|Production Manager: Michael Burke||Civic Theatre, Tallaght||26th – 30th April|
|Technical Manager: Michael Kyle||St Michael’s Theatre, New Ross||5th – 6th May|
|Stage Manager: Anne Brodie||An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny||10th – 11th May|
|Deputy Stage Manager: Ronan Egan||Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo||13th – 14th May|
|Production Assistant: Alan Farrell|
|Scenic Artist: Tom Tulloch|
|Set Construction: Kevin Courtney|
|Additional Construction: Ted Barham|