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Jack Fell Down


  • Playwright

    Michael West 

  • Notes

    A play for 8-10 year olds.

  • Synopsis

    A group of friends are playing a storytelling game whereby they conjure up a fictitious figure and show each other the adventures they imagine for him. The only rule of their game, is that once an element of the story is told it can’t be reversed. Jack’s adventures culminate in an exciting ramble along cliff tops, which end in his fall to the sea…“and he dies” exclaims Eve. “So now what do we do?” By having to cope with the death of their fictional hero, the characters in the play explore their own feelings and reactions to death.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    23 February 1999

  • Producer

    Produced by TEAM Educational Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at The Dalkey School Project, Dalkey, Co. Dublin, as part of a tour to schools.

Original Cast  
Tom Darren Donohue
Mac Mark O'Brien (2)
Ali Helen Walsh
Eve Michelle McLoughlin
Production Team  
Director Martin Murphy
Designer Sabine Dargent
Company Administrator Jackie Ryan
Production Manager Liz Cosgrove

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Tracy Elliston, Judy Daish Associates Ltd

  • Address

    2 St Charles Place
    London W10 6EG

  • Phone

    + 44 20 8964 8811

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the teachers' resource pack for the original production.