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The Ice Child


  • Playwright

    Mike Kenny 

  • Author Notes

    Commissioned by Barnstorm.
  • Synopsis

    You can't trust the fairy-folk. They stole the baby and left the Ice Child in its place.

    The Ice Child is not like other children. He's lost in a world that doesn't understand and doesn't welcome him. The Ice Child can't be hugged, can't be cuddled. He'll melt. How do you love a child that can't be touched? And what is love anyway - when you come right down to it? This is a tale of growing up different. It's a fairy story - a story told by the fairies about people. And it's a love story - a story about love.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    The original production featured some cast doubling.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Performer Jack Walsh
Performer Bryan Quinn
Performer Caoimhe Cassidy
Performer Aron Hegarty
Production Team  
Director Philip Hardy
Set Designer Carol Betera
Lighting Designer Nick Anton
Costumes Catherine Fay
Composer Jack Cawley
Production Manager Vincent Dempsey
Stage Manager Steve Rider
Deputy Stage Manager Keshet Zur
Set Construction Andrew Clancy
Graphic Design Alé Mercado
Video Darragh Byrne

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Barnstorm Theatre Company

  • Address

    Church Lane
    Co. Kilkenny
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)56 775 1266

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was provided by a member of the company.