By Maeve Ingoldsby
“Once again, Barnstorm Theatre Company have come up with a winning formula”. Kilkenny People
Lanky Murphy hates being teased about her height. Deggsie is fiercely sensitive to being slagged about his family circumstances. When his boast of having a brand new sleeping bag with a hood is challenged by Spider as “spoof” the lies snowball and Deggsie realises he will have to produce the sleeping bag or be found out.
Deggsie’s desperate efforts to part-borrow, part-earn the money he needs lead him to doing some work for Lanky’s granny, a feisty but insightful woman with whom he forges an unlikely friendship. But with his light-fingered and spacey brother Petey causing chaos wherever he goes and his mother’s failure to understand how important the sleeping bag is to him, Deggsie’s plan go awry. The only solution to his problem would mean betraying the trust of the one person who understands him…
A play for children aged 7 to 11 years.
Running time: 80 minutes.
|The Production||Production History|
|Actor 1: Mike Carberry||Watergate, Kilkenny||2nd - 10th February 1998|
|Actor 2: Mark O'Brien||Backstage, Longford||12th - 20th February 1998|
|Actor 3: William O'Connell||Siamsa Tíre, Tralee||23rd - 25th February 1998|
|Actor 4: Helen Walsh||Hawk's Well, Sligo||2nd - 4th March 1998|
|Actor 5: Gene Pooney||Town Hall Theatre, Galway||9th - 13th March 1998|
|Actor 6: Helen Roche||Town Hall, Dundalk||19th - 20th March 1998|
|Musicians: John Ryan and Colm Marr||Gaiety, Dublin||24th - 27th March 1998|
|Director: Philip Hardy||Belltable, Limerick||30th - 3rd April 1998|
|Set Designer: Harry Harris||Cork Opera House||6th – 7th April 1998|
|Costume Designer : Bernie McCoy|
|Lighting Designer: Jim Daly|
|Production Manager: Veronica McGuire|
|Stage Manager: Nicola Teehan|
|Lighting Technician: Brian Tracey|
|Set Painter: Celine Gittens|
|Set Painter:Kate Powell|