By James Butler

“Theatre of this excellence does more than entertain its youthful audiences. It is also taste-forming, and helps to prepare them for the adult theatre to come.” – The Irish Times, March 16th, 2005

Molly (Ailish Symons) and Florence (Jennifer Barry)

Molly (Ailish Symons) and Florence (Jennifer Barry) (Photo: Dylan Vaughan)

Andy is stuck. His parents have split up, he won’t play with his best friend and he is being bullied in the playground…by a girl! Things change when his father returns to look after him for a few days. As they start to re-build their relationship, Andy’s confidence grows. Before long, he’s ready to tackle his troubles and fears, with surprising  results…

This compassionate, insightful and richly humorous play gently illustrates the pain of separation, the politics of the playground and the extraordinary power of the imagination.

A play for children aged 7 – 12.

The ProductionProduction History
Actor 1: Sean McDonaghWatergate, Kilkenny23rd February - 4th March
Actor 2: Jennifer BarryThe Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray7th - 8th March
Actor 3: Ciaran McMahonDunamaise, Portlaoise10th - 11th March
Actor 4: Maurice WalshDraíocht, Blanchardstown14th - 16th March
Actor 5: Ailish SymonsMullingar Arts Centre21st - 23rd March
Actor 6: Sinead MurphyPavilion, Dun Laoghaire4th - 5th March
Directed by: Jim NolanBelltable, Limerick7th - 8th April
Original Music: John RyanBackstage, Longford11th - 14th April
Set Design: Blaithin SheerinCivic, Tallaght18th - 22nd April
Costume Design: Bernie McCoyGarter Lane, Waterford25th - 26th April
Production Manager: Michael BurkeTown Hall Theatre, Dundalk28th - 29th April
Stage Manager: Steve RiderThe Royal Theatre, Castlebar3rd May
Assistant Stage Manager: Ronan EganHawk's Well Theatre, Sligo5th - 6th May
Set Construction: Michael BurkeGlór, Ennis9th - 10th May
Set Construction: Harry HarrisTown Hall Theatre, Galway12th - 13th May
Set Construction: Ted Barham
Transport: Simon Burke