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Scaredy Cats


  • Playwright

    Maeve Ingoldsby 

  • Notes

    A play for 6 - 12 year olds.

  • Synopsis

    Scaredy Cats explores children's fears of change, loss and of things that go bump in the night. Matty and Billy Phelan live in Ballyowen. Following the death of their mother, their father decides to move the family to Dublin. Matty, upset at her father's decision, hates everything to do with Dublin. Billy has been having nightmares and is scared of the dark. Frankie Kelly is from Dublin but his parents plan to move to Ballyowen. Frankie hates 'culchies' and is afraid of being picked on by the local children. When Matty challenges Frankie to a dare at Hallowe'en, things get out of hand, leading to an inevitable showdown, leaving both children and parents with a lot of sorting out to do.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.


Original Cast  
Matty Phelan Emma Moohan
Will Phelan Stephen Dunne (1)
Tony Galvin Stephen Dunne (1)
Frankie Kelly Alan Cooke
Billy Phelan John Desmond
Dolores Kelly Sinead Murphy
Sarah Ryan Sinead Murphy
Production Team  
Director Philip Hardy
Set Designer Carol Betera
Lighting Designer Jim Daly
Costume Designer Bernie McCoy
General Manager Vincent Dempsey
Musical Director John Ryan (2)
Production Manager Trevor Ahearn
Stage Manager Brigid Collaery
Assistant Stage Manager Ronan Egan
Set Construction Pat Byrne
Scenic Artist Celine Gittens
Graphic Design a4 Associates
Transport Simon Burke(1)
Administrator Mary Kelly (2)




The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer.