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The Bus


  • Playwright

    Philip Hardy  Maeve Ingoldsby 

  • Notes

    A play from 6 - 12 year olds.

  • Synopsis

    The Bus follows the progress of the new boy at school as he familiarises himself with the politics of the school bus and learns for himself the rules of survival - and acceptance.

  • 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

Original Cast  
Tommy Seamus Allen
Peter Declan Mills
Karl David McCorry
Bulldog David McCorry
Sally Sarah Brennan
Alice Sarah Brennan
Lily Roselle Healy
Stephen Stephen Kelly (1)
Triona Martina Austin
Teacher Martina Austin
Deco Seamus Allen
Billy Declan Mills
Production Team  
Director Philip Hardy
Set Designer Carol Betera
Lighting Designer Jim Daly
Costume Designer Bernie McCoy
Choreographer Rebecca Walter
General Manager Vincent Dempsey
Composer John Ryan (2)
Production Manager Michael Burke (1)
Technical Manager Paul Spencer
Stage Manager Stephanie Ryan
Deputy Stage Manager Ronan Egan
Set Construction Theatre Production Services
Engineer James Powell
Graphic Design a4 Associates
Photography Dylan Vaughan
Transport Simon Burke(1)
Administrator Sally Harris

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

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