By Maeve Ingoldsby
“In a highly entertaining manner, Silly Bits of Sky teaches us all a few valuable lessons for life” – The Irish Times, February 28th, 2007
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: Gus McDonagh||Watergate, Kilkenny||6th - 13th February, 2007|
|Actor 2: Niall McDonagh||Town Hall Theatre, Galway||15th - 16th February, 2007|
|Actor 3: Shonagh Lyons||Civic Theatre, Tallaght||26th February - 2nd March, 2007|
|Actor 4: Helen Roche||Dunamaise Theatre, Portlaoise||5th - 6th March, 2007|
|Actor 5: Aileen Mythen||Royal Theatre, Castlebar||8th - 9th March, 2007|
|Actor 6: John Morton||Garter Lane, Waterford||12th - 13th March, 2007|
|Directed by: Philip Hardy||Mullingar Arts Centre||15th - 16th March, 2007|
|Original Music: John Ryan||Backstage Theatre, Longford||21st - 23rd March, 2007|
|Set Design: Carol Betera||Glór, Ennis||26th - 27th March, 2007|
|Lighting Design: Mark Galione||Íontas, Castleblayney||29th - 30th March, 2007|
|Costume Design: Bernie McCoy|
|Production Manager: Michael Burke|
|Stage/Tour Manager: Steve Rider|
|Technical Manager: Joe Glasgow|
|Ass. Stage Manager: Ronan Egan|
|Set Construction: T.P.S.|
|Transport: Simon Burke|