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Mackerel Sky


  • Playwright

    Hilary Fannin 

  • Synopsis

    With a gun-toting granny, a dyed-blonde, ex-showband singing mother and a daughter grappling with faith, Mackerel Sky is a madcap account of a day in the life of the Brazil family. From an attempted birthday party through to a pedalo on a Butlin's lake, via a proposal and an eviction, the Brazil family learn there is kindness in saying goodbye.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    01 October 1997

  • Producer

    Produced by The Bush Theatre

  • Original Venue

    The Bush Theatre

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    The Irish Premiere of Mackerel Sky was presented by Red Kettle Theatre Company in the Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford on May 24th, 1999.

Original Cast  
Ted Mal Whyte
Mamie Ruth Hegarty
Madeleine Emma McIvor
Tom Gillian Raine
Stephanie Viviana Verveen
Jack Ben Palmer
Production Team  
Director Mike Bradwell
Designer Poppy Mitchell
Lighting Designer Jenny Kagan
Sound Simon Whitehorn
Sound Angela McCluney

Published Scripts

  • Title

    Frontline Drama: The Bush Theatre Book

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  • Address

    Head Office, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London SW1V 1EJ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7798 1600

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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Mel Kenyon, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd

  • Address

    Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street
    London W1F 8GQ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7287 4450

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from The Bush Theatre Book (Methuen Drama, 1997) and Red Kettle's Irish premiere programme and production flyer.