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The Messenger


  • Playwright

    Mike Kenny 

  • Notes

    For children aged 8+ and their families.

  • Synopsis

    Christy Brady is a boy with a mission. He wants to be the fastest runner in his street. When the Easter Rising kicks off, revolution is the last thing on Christy's mind. He's just carrying a message for his Ma. It turns out to be just the first of many messages he carries that week...

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling occurs.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Christy Conal O'Shiel
Jimmy Fionn Foley
Father Ryan Fionn Foley
Mrs. Jones Meg Healy
Mrs Nolan Meg Healy
Daphne Meg Healy
Molly Meg Healy
Officer Michael Bates
Da Michael Bates
Nurse Pamela Flanagan
Housekeeper Pamela Flanagan
Teresa Pamela Flanagan
Ma Pamela Flanagan
Jerry Fionn Foley
Production Team  
Director Philip Hardy
Composer/Sound Designer Jack Cawley
Movement Director Ella Clarke
Set Designer Andrew Clancy
Lighting Designer Mark Galione
Video Designer Killian Waters
Costume Designer Mary McGuinness
Producer Vincent Dempsey
Stage Manager Steve Rider
Assistant Stage Manager Cain Lynch
PR & Marketing Nuala Roche

Unpublished Scripts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 taken from the original production's teacher pack and flyer.