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Meg's Head


  • Playwright

    Kareen Pennefather 

  • Notes

    For ages 6-9 years.

  • Synopsis

    Meg is a happy little girl who eats tomato ketchup sandwiches and goes exploring. When she starts school she finds herself lost in a confusing and frightening world where numbers dance and letters fall off the page. Mustering all her explorer's bravery Meg overcomes the scary Binkum and suddenly the world makes sense once again. This compelling story is about school, dyslexia and self-belief.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling occurs.


  • Date of First Production

    26 May 2005

  • Production Notes

    Performed as part of the 2005 Belfast Children's Festival.

  • Producer

    Produced by Replay Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

    Lyric Theatre

Original Cast  
Meg Niki Doherty
Narrator 1 Niki Doherty
Narrator 2 Maclean Stewart
Dad Maclean Stewart
Mr Long Maclean Stewart
Crankum Maclean Stewart
A B Maclean Stewart
Narrator 3 Sharon Morwood
Mum Sharon Morwood
Miss Medium Sharon Morwood
Crinkum Sharon Morwood
M Sharon Morwood
Production Team  
Director Richard Croxford
Composer Conor Mitchell
Designer David Craig
Lighting Designer Amy Smyth
Movement Director Deborah Maguire
Company Stage Manager Maureen Macauley
Technical Stage Manager Keith Ginty
Administrator Brona Whittaker
Administrator Irene Swift



The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme with additional information supplied by the author and the production company.