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Merry Christmas Betty Ford


  • Playwright

    Conor Mitchell 

  • Synopsis

    Whilst the rest of nice, normal Belfast is tucked up and listening for Santa, three amateur robbers get more than they bargained for when they are trapped in a rundown off-licence on Christmas Eve. Between the tinsel and the tonic romance blossoms, hatchets are buried and surprising secrets unfold while the snow falls gently outside.

  • Play Type

    Musical Theatre

    Number Of Acts


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  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Mervin Ian McElhinney
Kelly Rachel Tucker
Sharon Susan Crothers
Soup Mark Dugdale
Dessie Colm Gormley
Production Team  
Director Rachel O'Riordan
Set Designer Gary McCann
Lighting Designer Sinead McKenna
Composer Conor Mitchell
Associate Set Designer Siobhan Ferrie

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Lyric Theatre

  • Address

    55 Ridgeway Street, Stranmillis
    Belfast BT9 5FB
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)28 9038 5685

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

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