By Maeve Ingoldsby

Joe Byrne (Dermot Byrne) and Eddy Byrne (Eoin Slattery)

Joe Byrne (Dermot Byrne) and Eddy Byrne (Eoin Slattery)

Eddy 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 two and two together and get six and a half, and suddenly Tony’s secret is ruining the whole summer. Advice varies from “being loving and supportive” to “a clip on the ear” and Ma finds herself under increasing pressure. Eddy 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 ProductionProduction History
Actor 1: Eoin SlatteryWatergate, Kilkenny27th September - 3rd October
Actor 2: Caroline RothwellMullingar Arts Centre5th - 6th October
Actor 3: Alan CareyHawk's Well Theatre, Sligo9th - 10th October
Actor 4: Dermot ByrneAn Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny12th - 13th October
Actor 5: Aoife MolonyBelltable, Limerick16th - 17th October
Director: Liam MeagherGarter Lane, Watergate19th - 20th October
Lighting Design: Jim DalyCivic Theatre, Tallaght23rd - 27th October
Set Design: Carol BeteraSiamsa Tíre, Tralee6th - 7th November
Costume Design: Valerie KellyDunamaise, Portlaoise9th - 10th November
Production Manager: Paul TuckerCork Opera House13th - 14th November
Stage Manager: Ronan EganTown Hall, Dundalk16th - 17th November
Asst. Stage Manager: Jacinta BreenBackstage, Longford20th - 24th November
Set Construction: T.P.S.O'Reilly/Belvedere Theatre, Dublin27th - 30th November
Scenic Painter: Liz Murphy
Photographs: Dylan Vaughan