By Shaun Prendergast
“Barnstorm has done it again, with bells on” – The Irish Times, March 10th, 2003
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 Production||Production History|
|Actor 1: Stephen Kelly||Watergate, Kilkenny||18th - 28th February|
|Actor 2: Dorothy Cotter||Black Box Theatre, Galway||3rd - 4th March|
|Actor 3: Noni Stapleton||The Garage Theater, Monaghan||6th - 7th March|
|Actor 4: Brian Thunder||Civic Theatre, Tallaght||10th - 14th March|
|Director: Veronica Coburn||Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone||18th - 19th March|
|Music & Sound Design: John Ryan||St. Michael's Theatre, New Ross||24th - 25th March|
|Set Design: Sonia Haccius||Gater Lane, Waterford||27th - 28th March|
|Lighting Design: Trevor Ahearn||Backstage Theatre, Longford||31st March - 4th April|
|Costume Desigh/Props: Bernie McCoy||Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo||8th - 11th April|
|Production Manager: Brigid Collaery||Mullingar Arts Centre||14th - 16th April|
|Technical Manager: Trevor Ahearn||Belltable, Limerick||29th April - 2nd May|
|Stage Manager: Anika Vilée||Everyman Place Theatre, Cork||6th - 9th May|
|Deputy Stage Manager: Jacinta Breen||Draíocht, Blanchardstown||12th - 13th May|
|Set Construction: Kevin Courtney||Helix, Drumcondra||15th - 16th May|
|Additional Construction: Trevor Ahearn||Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire||19th - 20th May|
|Additional Construction: Ted Barham|
|Mask Construction: Bianca Moore|
|Special Effets Props: Miriam Duffy|