By Maeve Ingoldsby

Once again, Barnstorm Theatre Company have come up with a winning formula”. Kilkenny People

Deggsie (Mike Carberry), Petey (Willaim O'Connell), Spider (Mark O'Brien), Pineapple (Gene Rooney) and Lanky (Helen Walsh)

Deggsie (Mike Carberry), Petey (Willaim O'Connell), Spider (Mark O'Brien), Pineapple (Gene Rooney) and Lanky (Helen Walsh)

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 ProductionProduction History
Actor 1: Mike CarberryWatergate, Kilkenny2nd - 10th February 1998
Actor 2: Mark O'BrienBackstage, Longford12th - 20th February 1998
Actor 3: William O'ConnellSiamsa Tíre, Tralee23rd - 25th February 1998
Actor 4: Helen WalshHawk's Well, Sligo2nd - 4th March 1998
Actor 5: Gene PooneyTown Hall Theatre, Galway9th - 13th March 1998
Actor 6: Helen RocheTown Hall, Dundalk19th - 20th March 1998
Musicians: John Ryan and Colm MarrGaiety, Dublin24th - 27th March 1998
Director: Philip HardyBelltable, Limerick30th - 3rd April 1998
Set Designer: Harry HarrisCork Opera House6th – 7th April 1998
Costume Designer : Bernie McCoy
Lighting Designer: Jim Daly
Production Manager: Veronica McGuire
Stage Manager: Nicola Teehan
Lighting Technician: Brian Tracey
Set Painter: Celine Gittens
Set Painter:Kate Powell