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Bananas in the Bread Bin


  • Playwright

    Maeve Ingoldsby 

  • Notes

    A play for 6 - 12 year olds.

  • Synopsis

    As the family packs for a bargain holiday in Spain, Mother is worried because Dad just lost his job. Dad decides not to worry about the job until the holiday is over. Their daughters, Emer and Aisling, are fighting. Emer, the youngest, is grieving for Sandy, her dog. Aisling is getting the blame for fighting because she is the eldest. As the division between the adults and the children grows, the play explores how adult experiences like unemployment and separation can affect the children of the families involved and how one little lie can spiral out of control to cause chaos in everyone's life.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Aisling Fiona Glascott
Martin Enda Kilroy
Emer Aoife O'Beirne
Jackie Helen Walsh
Monica Catherine Gisbourne
Miss Cummisky Catherine Gisbourne
Michael Seamus Power
Production Team  
Director Philip Hardy
Set Designer Harry Harris
Lighting Designer Jim Daly
Costume Designer Bernie McCoy
Musical Director John Ryan (2)
Company Manager Sandra Adams
Production Manager Veronica McGuire
Stage Manager Helena Devlin
Set Construction James Powell
Scenic Artist Celine Gittens
Scenic Artist Kate Schreiber
Graphic Design a4 Associates
Education Officer Vincent Dempsey

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was supplied by a member of Barnstorm Theatre Company.