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Cross My Heart


  • Playwright

    Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy 

  • Synopsis

    Clara lives on an island in the middle of a wild and unpredictable ocean. One night a passing ship, on its way to a new home, is wrecked by a great storm. All of the crew escape with their lives, all of them it seems except for the Captain's young brother, Frankie. The islanders join in the search for the young boy's body, but then Clara accidentally discovers him alive and hiding in a cave by the cliff. He begs her to promise she won't reveal his whereabouts, telling her they beat him and he doesn't want to go on with them to their new home. Clara reluctantly promises. While the crewmen rebuild their shattered ship Clara learns that his real secret is something all together more simple. As the time for the crew's departure approaches it becomes harder and harder for her to keep to her promise or to know what is the right thing to do.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



  • Date of First Production

    23 February 2005

  • Producer

    Produced by TEAM Educational Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Premiered at Bray School Project, Bray.

Original Cast  
Clara Aoife Duffin
Oliver Will Irvine
Frankie Stephen O'Rourke
Emma Ruth Sheeran
Production Team  
Director Martin Murphy
Designer Chisato Yoshimi
General Manager Lisa Heaney
Music by Denis Clohessy
Production Manager/Stage Manager Roy Murray
Tour Manager Roy Murray
Assistant Stage Manager Betty Duffy
Set Carpenter Alan Clarke (1)
Set Painter Jack Kirwan
Costume Construction Sarah King
Photography Paul McCarthy (2)
Education Officer Muireann Ahern


  • Contact

    Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy

  • Address

    Co. Tipperary
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Mary Elizabeth Burke-Kennedy

  • Address

    Co. Tipperary
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


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