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Melting Penguins


  • Playwright

    Gerard Stembridge 

  • Notes

    Presented as part of The Passion Machine's Songs of The Reaper programme. Melting Penguins was part of Block One, which also included 'The Man Who Cared too Much' by Frank Shouldice and 'The Last Potato' by Joe O'Byrne (both listed separately).

  • Synopsis

    Five penguins waddle and flap about in a state of complete confusion over the depletion of the ozone layer.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Performer Mikel Murfi
Performer Raymond Keane
Performer Veronica Coburn
Performer Neil Doherty (1)
Performer Michael O'Reilly
Production Team  
Director Gerard Stembridge
Designer Jack Kirwan
Lighting Designer Conleth White
Costume Designer Marie Tierney
Festival Director Anne Gately
Production Manager Pat Byrne
Stage Director Phill McCaughey
Stage Manager Sinead Connolly
Stage Manager Una Flanagan
Wardrobe Mistress Vera Patterson
Costume Construction Vera Patterson
Graphic Design Val Mercier
Tailor Mick Geraghty
Company Artistic Director Paul Mercier

Unpublished Scripts

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Source Of Information

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