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No Messin' With The Monkeys!


  • Playwright

    Roddy Doyle 

  • Synopsis

    Bertie, Benny, Nidgy, Nikee-Hah, Uncle Rasher, Uncle Jimmy and Auntie Mona are no ordinary monkey family, Bertie and his family live a happy double life - by day monkeys in Dublin Zoo screeching and swinging and eating bananas. But, by night, it's the cinema, snack boxes and brilliant chases from the Garda Siochana.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling occurred in the original production

Original Production

Original Cast  
Garda Niamh Lawlor
Nikita Karl Quinn
Mona Karl Quinn
Garda Karl Quinn
Jimmy Karl Quinn
Bertie Richie McEntee
Nidgy Richie McEntee
Zoo Keeper Richie McEntee
Nikita Richie McEntee
Garda Richie McEntee
Rasher Niamh Lawlor
Zoo Keeper Niamh Lawlor
Nikita Niamh Lawlor
Benny Niamh Lawlor
Zoo Keeper Karl Quinn
Production Team  
Director Louis Lovett
Designer Chisato Yoshimi
Lighting Designer Sinead McKenna
Producer Maura O'Keeffe
Sound Designer Ivan Birthistle
Sound Designer Vincent Doherty
Press Officer Christine Monk
Puppet Design and Construction Niamh Lawlor
Production Manager Mark Rooney
Stage Manager Michael Higgins(1)
Assistant Stage Manager Paula Donaghue
Technician Henry Broekhoven
Graphic Design Jonathan Parson
Marketing RĂ³ise Goan

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Charlie O'Neill

  • Email


Source Of Information

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