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Zoe's Play


  • Playwright

    John McArdle 

  • Setting

    A forest clearing.

  • Notes

    A play for 9-13 year olds.

  • Synopsis

    Zoe lives with her parents in a forest clearing at a time before electricity or even school. She loves the forest and all the creatures that live there, even the wolves. But her father is for felling the trees and taming what he sees as a wilderness to secure the family's future.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    15 February 1999

  • Producer

    Produced by The Ark

  • Original Venue

    The Ark

Original Cast  
Mama Noelle Brown (1)
Boy Frank Bourke
Zoe Pauline Hutton
Dada Brian Doherty
Nana Miriam Brady
Production Team  
Director Martin Drury
Designer Chisato Yoshimi
Lighting Designer Trevor Dawson
Producer Phill McCaughey
Composer Nico Brown
Composer David Boyd (2)
Production Manager Ken Hartnett
Technical Assistant Mark Rooney
Production Assistant Lynch Gary

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    John McArdle

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Email


Source Of Information

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