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  • Playwright

    Paula Meehan 

  • Notes

    A play for primary school students.

  • Synopsis

    Clara is six years old. It is the evening before she enters 'first class'. As she and her parents prepare for school, Clara is distracted by her imaginary friend Kirkle, who causes much confusion and hilarity. They travel together to the imaginary worlds of the jungle, the underwater, the celestial and the mechanical, each with its own entertaining and inventive characters. Kirkle helps Clara to understand the different styles of language they encounter on these madcap journeys.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    03 February 1995

  • Producer

    Produced by TEAM Educational Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Kirkle was first performed at the Dalkey School Project, Dalkey, Co. Dublin, as part of a tour to schools.

Original Cast  
Clara Sarah FitzGibbon
Kirkle Enda Kilroy
Mother Anna Galligan
All other parts Anna Galligan
All other parts Gary Flood
Father Gary Flood
Production Team  
Director Susie Kennedy
Designer Barbara Bradshaw
Music by Vinny Murphy
Production Manager Pauline Donnelly
Education Officer Sharon Murphy (1)
Administrator Richard Seager

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

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