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Digger, Doc and Dee Dee


  • Playwright

    Maeve Ingoldsby 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from the original play 'Bella, Boss and Bulli' by Volker Ludwig.

  • Notes

    A play for 6 - 12 year olds.

  • Synopsis

    Dee Dee has moved house with her mother so her mum can be nearer her work. Her father has left. She only warms to the move after meeting Digger and Doc. Digger's mother is dead and Doc's parents seem too busy to give him any attention. The three form a strong friendship. It soon becomes clear to Dee Dee that all is not well with her new friends as she discovers that they are both being bullied by Scully, an older boy. After many lies have been told, Mr Slattery, Dee Dee's new landlord, agrees to help the children turn the tables on Scully but only if Dee Dee tells her mother the whole truth.

  • 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  
Mrs Daly Roisin Gribbin
Doc Ben Palmer
Shay Ben Palmer
Mr Slattery Robert English
Anto Karl Shiels
Scully Karl Shiels
Dee Dee Aoife O'Beirne
Digger John Desmond
Production Team  
Director Philip Hardy
Set Designer Harry Harris
Lighting Designer Jim Daly
Costume Designer Bernie McCoy
Musical Director John Ryan (2)
Design Assistant Celine Gittens
Design Assistant Kate Schreiber
Company Manager Sandra Adams
Production Manager Veronica McGuire
Stage Manager Helena Devlin
Education Officer Vincent Dempsey




The information for this entry was supplied by a member of Barnstorm Theatre Company.