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  • Playwright

    Lucy Caldwell 

  • Synopsis

    Two sisters, taken in by a Romany carnival troupe during the wars of the 1990s find themselves at the end of the road in Belfast 2008. They face a choice; stick and stay with the dying Carnival, or twist and step onto the bottom rung of Belfast life?

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Doubling of cast possible.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    24 November 2008

  • Producer

    Produced by Kabosh

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed in The Ulster Bank Festival at Queen's Spiegeltent, Custom House Square, Belfast.

Original Cast  
Phineaus Vincent Higgins
Djordji Paul Kennedy
Vadoma / Mizelley Maggie Cronin
Katya Claire Lamont
Aerial Artist Kelsey Long
Boldo / Milosava Patrick J. O'Reilly
Ferka Liam McMahon
Ilena Tanya Wilson
Production Team  
Guitar Drazen Djerek
Director Paula McFetridge
Set Sabine Dargent
Lighting Designer Russell Allardice
Producer Hugh Odling-Smee
Costume Designer Sabine Dargent
Costumes Rosie Moore
Choreographer Andrea Da Silva
Musical Director Oleg Ponomarev
Project Co-ordinator Donal McKendry
Deputy Stage Manager Elaine Barnes
Assistant Stage Manager Caroline Curran
Production Assistant Ross Barberra
Production Assistant Lisa-Marie Cooke
Set Construction Seamus McKendry
Photography Aidan Monaghan
Designer Tonic Design
Creative Producer Jo Egan
Voice Coach Peter Ballance
Publicity Crockard Communications
Administrator Fionnuala Kennedy

Unpublished Scripts

  • Contact

    Harriet Pennington Legh

  • Address

    Troika Talent
    10a Christina Street
    London EC2A 4PA

  • Website


Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact


  • Address

    Imperial Buildings, 72 High Street
    Belfast BT1 2BE
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)28 9024 3343

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme with additional information supplied by the company.