By Shaun Prendergast

“Barnstorm has done it again, with bells on” – The Irish Times, March 10th, 2003

Gordon (Brian Thunder) and Tony (Stephen Kelly)

Gordon (Brian Thunder) and Tony (Stephen Kelly)

Little Victories takes us on a voyage of discovery through Tony’s eyes as he struggles to come to terms with his father’s death. His mischievousness, his jokes and his defiance are all attempts to cover up his true feeling of loss, vulnerability, jealousy and fear at this time of immense change in his life. Offering him some hope in the face of all these challenges is the wonderful, simple, straightforward friendship which develops between Tony and Josie.

Ultimately, it is the developing relationships between family and friends which provide the play’s little victories.

Thematically, the play explores the process of a young person coming to terms with change in his life.

A play for children aged 8 – 13 years.

The ProductionProduction History
Actor 1: Stephen KellyWatergate, Kilkenny18th - 28th February
Actor 2: Dorothy CotterBlack Box Theatre, Galway3rd - 4th March
Actor 3: Noni StapletonThe Garage Theater, Monaghan6th - 7th March
Actor 4: Brian ThunderCivic Theatre, Tallaght10th - 14th March
Director: Veronica CoburnDean Crowe Theatre, Athlone18th - 19th March
Music & Sound Design: John RyanSt. Michael's Theatre, New Ross24th - 25th March
Set Design: Sonia HacciusGater Lane, Waterford27th - 28th March
Lighting Design: Trevor AhearnBackstage Theatre, Longford31st March - 4th April
Costume Desigh/Props: Bernie McCoyHawk's Well Theatre, Sligo8th - 11th April
Production Manager: Brigid CollaeryMullingar Arts Centre14th - 16th April
Technical Manager: Trevor AhearnBelltable, Limerick29th April - 2nd May
Stage Manager: Anika ViléeEveryman Place Theatre, Cork6th - 9th May
Deputy Stage Manager: Jacinta BreenDraíocht, Blanchardstown12th - 13th May
Set Construction: Kevin CourtneyHelix, Drumcondra15th - 16th May
Additional Construction: Trevor AhearnPavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire19th - 20th May
Additional Construction: Ted Barham
Mask Construction: Bianca Moore
Special Effets Props: Miriam Duffy