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Nivelli's War


  • Playwright

    Charles Way 

  • Notes

    Commissioned by Cahoots NI. A play for all over 7 years.

  • Synopsis

    At the end of WWII, Ernst, a young evacuee from Frankfurt, finds himself alone and far away from home when he meets the mysterious Mr. H. a stranger with a trick or two up his sleeve. They set off down a road fraught with danger, hunger and uncertainty to return the young boy to his family. Inspired by a true story, Nivelli's War is a story of two survivors who become each other's ally, protector and confidant.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling occurs. The play was written for a minimum cast of five.


Original Cast  
The Great Nivelli Dan Gordon
Mr. H Bob Kelly
Ernst Sam Clemmett
Mother Kerri Quinn
The Princess Kerri Quinn
Tante Sophie Abigail McGibbon
Father Michael Lavery
Mr. Dethier Michael Lavery
Russian Soldier Michael Lavery
American Soldier Michael Lavery
The stage manager Faolán Morgan
Russian Soldier Faolán Morgan
American Soldier Faolán Morgan
Stephen, the butler Faolán Morgan
Production Team  
Director Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney
Musical Director Garth McConaghie
Composer Garth McConaghie
Choreographer Muirne Bloomer
Production Manager Conor Mullan
Stage Manager Georgie Ross
Lighting Designer Sinead McKenna
Costume Designer Sabine Dargent
Set Designer Sabine Dargent
Illusion Consultant Paul Gomac
Voice Coach Peter Ballance
Costume Maker Lisa Dunne
Technical Stage Manager Darren Willingham
Relight Technician Molly Stoker




The information for this entry was taken from the published play script, press cuttings and company's files.