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Silly Bits of Sky


  • Playwright

    Maeve Ingoldsby 

  • Notes

    A play for and about 6 - 12 year olds.

  • Synopsis

    A group of children hang out near the old pier, and frequently indulge in ritual slagging matches. Lanky hates being teased about her height. Deggsie is sensitive to being jeered about his family circumstances. When his boast of having a brand new sleeping bag with a hood is challenged by Spider, the lies snowball and Deggsie realises he will have to produce the sleeping bag or be found out. Deggsie's efforts to raise the money he needs forces him to 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 plans go awry. The only solution to his problem would mean betraying the trust of the one person that understands him.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
Deggsie Mike Carbery
Spider Mark O'Brien (2)
Lanky Helen Walsh
Granny Helen Roche
Pineapple Gene Rooney
Petey Will O'Connell
Production Team  
Director Philip Hardy
Set Designer Harry Harris
Lighting Designer Jim Daly
Costume Designer Bernie McCoy
Company Manager Vincent Dempsey
Production Manager Veronica McGuire
Stage Manager Nicola Teehan
Scenic Artist Celine Gittens
Scenic Artist Kate Powell
Administrator Mary Kelly (2)




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