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Out the Back Door


  • Playwright


  • Author Notes

    Devised by Barabbas... the company
  • Notes

    A show for children aged 7-12 years and for the child in every adult.

  • Synopsis

    Out the Back Door is a physical, dynamic and non-verbal theatre piece for families which uses miniatures, soundscape and live performance. The show explores the world as it is for children (one part reality to many parts imagination) and the relationship between space and imagination for a child. The show journeys from the unbridled possibility of the outdoors to the thrill of the forbidden on the roof via the confinement of the kitchen and the magical secrecy of the landing.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    13 May 1997

  • Producer

    Produced by The Ark In association with Barabbas

  • Original Venue

    The Ark

Original Cast  
Performer Mikel Murfi
Performer Raymond Keane
Performer Veronica Coburn
Production Team  
Director Michèle Forbes
Designer Jole Bortoli
Lighting Designer Stephen McManus
Costume Designer Kathy Kavanagh
Sound Designer Roger Gregg

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact


  • Address

    c/o Irish Theatre Institute
    17 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original promotional flyer. Additional information was supplied by a member of Barabbas... the company.