By Maeve Ingoldsby
Best Children’s Theatre Production Award – Dublin Theatre Festival 1995
Eddie Byrne has a secret. Trouble is that it’s his big brother Tony’s secret and he’s promised not to ‘squeal’. Ma knows Tony’s up to something but she’s not sure what it is. Mrs Farrell, next-door, has her own opinion on the matter and is not shy about offering advice. Neither is Auntie Carmel who’s doing a course on parenting. They all start putting tow and two together and getting six and a half, and suddenly Tony’s secret is ruining the whole summer. Advice varies form “being loving ans supportive” to “a clip on the ear” and Ma finds herself under increasing pressure. Eddie decides things are getiing out of hand it’s time to spill the beans – if he can find the right words! And someone to listen!
A play for children aged 10 – 14 years.
|The Production||Production History|
|Actor 1: Alan Smyth||Cork Opera House||24th – 26th April 1995|
|Actor 2: Susan Collins||Belltable, Limerick||8th – 12th May 1995|
|Actor 3: Clara Myles||Riverbank, Dublin||15th – 19th May 1995|
|Actor 4: Stephen Dunne|
|Actor 5: Kevin Reynolds|
|Director: Vincent Dempsey|
|Costume Designer: Bernie McCoy|
|Set Designer: Harry Harris|
|Production Manager: Veronica McGuire|
|Stage Manager: Anna-Marie Madden|