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The Riddle Keeper


  • Playwright

    Laurie Brooks 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from the short story Imaginary Friends by Terry Brooks.
  • Notes

    A play for 7-11 year olds.

  • Synopsis

    Jackie is sick and nobody will talk to her about what is wrong with her. Her best friend, Monty, makes her laugh and tells her good things about herself. The unexpected entry of Pick, The Keeper of a magical imaginary world, helps her to remember the weapons which she holds.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    06 February 1996

  • Producer

    Produced by Graffiti Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    This play was first performed at St. Marks Boys School, Cork, as part of a tour to schools.

Original Cast  
Performer Myles Breen
Performer Derry-Anne McEvoy
Performer Julie Sharkey
Performer George Heslin
Production Team  
Director Emelie FitzGibbon
Designer Inge Van Doorslaer
Costumes Michelle Butler
Costumes Deirdre Murphy
Sound Roger Gregg
Production Manager Kurt Bippert
Production Assistant Mary Doyle
Set Construction Harry Moore
Graphic Design Stephanie Dudterie
Photography Derek Speirs
Production Advisor Suzanne Chan
Education Officer Edie Demas
Researcher Karen Meade
Administrator Jennifer O'Donnell

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer.