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By Maeve Ingoldsby

Adapted from the play Bella, Boss and Bulli by Volker Ludwig.

Digger (Martin McCann), Dee-Dee (Sarah Dillon) and Doc (Alan Walsh)

Digger (Martin McCann), Dee-Dee (Sarah Dillon) and Doc (Alan Walsh) (Photo: Dylan Vaughan)

Dee-Dee Daly is at war with her mother. She has not been consulted about moving to a new area and resents leaving her home and her friends. At her new school she meets up with Doc and Digger, two classmates who also have parent trouble. Doc’s busy parents give him everything except the attention he needs. Digger is afraid his father will send him away. Much to Dee-Dee’s annoyance the boys think her mother is great.

The three children, all isolated in their own way, are drawn together by their common need for friendship and by the threat of an older boy who is blackmailing them. They join forces to confront the bully and the self-confidence they gain through mutual support encourages them to tackle the difficulties they have at home, with unexpected and comic results.

A play for 6 – 12 year olds.

Running time appox 70 minutes.

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