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  • Playwright

  • Author Notes

    Devised by Graffiti Theatre Company from an original concept by Emelie FitzGibbon, Edie Demas and Myles Breen. The play includes an adaptation of 'My Father's Father' by Edie Demas.

  • Notes

    This play was also presented in Irish as 'Scéal Faoi Bhláth'.

  • Synopsis

    Jennifer and Peter are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their grandfather. This time, however, he isn't just coming for a visit, he's coming to live in their house. In preparation for his arrival, Jennifer has had to vacate her room and move in with her baby sister. As his approach nears, the pair can't resist investigating his lifetime's belongings which have been shipped ahead. Their misadventure produces a letter, just for them. Is it magic or simply the tales of a lifetime longing to be told?

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



  • Date of First Production

    12 February 1997

  • Producer

    Produced by Graffiti Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    This play was first performed at St Patrick's Boys School, Cork as part of a tour to schools.

Original Cast  
Jennifer Sorcha Carroll
Peter John Sheahan
Production Team  
Director Emelie FitzGibbon
Designer Michelle Butler
Designer Fiona MacFadden
Costumes Michelle Butler
Assistant Director Edie Demas
Design team Geraldine Creedon
Design team Nano Cullitin
Design team Marian Galvin
Design team Diarmuid Dermody
Design team Vivienne O'Connor
Puppet Design and Construction Sarah FitzGibbon
Production Manager Kurt Bippert
Production Assistant Vourneen Fayer
Production Assistant Selena Kelly
Set Construction Kurt Bippert
Graphic Design Eithne Collins
Graphic Design Vivienne O'Connor
Administrator Jennifer O'Donnell



  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Graffiti Theatre Company

  • Address

    Assumption Road
    Co. Cork
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)21 439 7111

  • Email

  • Website


The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer. Additional information was supplied by a member of Graffiti Theatre Company