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The Giant Blue Hand


  • Playwright

    Marina Carr 

  • Synopsis

    Mr and Mrs Time and their young baby Dilly are kidnapped by a ferocious blue hand and imprisoned at the bottom of the sea. With the help of their memorably grotesque Aunt Farticus Fume and the beautiful Queen Dalia, the intrepid Timmy and Johnny Time set out to rescue their family from this terrifying monster.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling necessary. In the original production different child actors played the roles of Timmy and Johnny Time on alternate nights.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    12 February 2009

  • Producer

    Produced by The Ark

  • Original Venue

    The Ark

Original Cast  
Dilly Time Cindy Cummings
Johnny Time Robert Donnelly
Timmy Time Jack Gleeson
Timmy Time Patrick Gibson
Queen Dalia Catherine Walker
Mrs Time Catherine Walker
Narrator Catherine Walker
Voice of the Giant Blue Hand Don Wycherley
Aunt Farticus Fume Don Wycherley
Mr Time Don Wycherley
Narrator Don Wycherley
Franklin Fume the Third Cindy Cummings
Object Manipulator Cindy Cummings
Johnny Time David Martin
Production Team  
Director Selina Cartmell
Music Design Denis Clohessy
Set Designer Monica Frawley
Producer Muireann Ahern
Lighting Designer John Comiskey
Costume Designer Gaby Rooney
Sound Designer Carl Kennedy
Choreographer Ella Clarke
Production Manager Mark Rooney
Assistant Production Manager Francesco Bistoni
Stage Management Paula Donaghue
Assistant Stage Manager David Keeling
Assistant Stage Manager Daire Hall
Assistant to the Producer Emma Hannon
Assistant to the Set Designer Alison Cummins
Mechanical Artist Lauren Melly
Mechanical Artist Mick Kelly
Sound Operator Ashley Dooley-Martin
Set Construction Fayco
Set Construction Theatre Production Services (TPS)
Prop Maker Sinéad Lawlor
Prop Maker Karl Connelly
Prop Maker Gabby Dowling
Prop Maker Miriam Duffy
PR Sinead O'Doherty
PR Gerry Lundberg
Graphic Design Red Dog
Illustrator Alan Clarke
Photography Ros Kavanagh
Young Actor Liaison Lindsey Kirby
Young Actor Liaison Aine Lane
Young Actor Liaison Rebecca Saunders
Hair & Make-Up Val Sherlock

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Ark

  • Address

    11A Eustace Street
    Temple Bar, Dublin 2
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 670 7788

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

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