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  • Playwright

    Peter Dunne (1) 

  • Synopsis

    Growing up as children of a celebrity ventriloquist, family problems regularly become front page fodder. Especially when your parent is a national joke. Burned by the glare of the spotlight, Teddy is a recluse, his only companion the dummy on his arm. But when his sister Dolly has a meltdown live on children’s television, the family home receives a couple of new house guests. One of them wooden. Throwing tantrums as well as voices, the whole family take to the stage. But which dummy is in control?

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Each actor performed with a ventriloquist's dummy.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Dolly Niamh McGrath
Teddy Donncha O'Dea
Production Team  
Director Sarah Finlay
Producer Peter Dunne (1)
Producer Donncha O'Dea
Stage Manager Caoimhe Regan
Set Designer Ciara Murnane
Costume Designer Caroline Butler
Costume Maker Caroline Butler
Composer Sinéad Diskin
Lighting Designer Eoin Lennon
Co-Producer John Dennehy
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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Peter Dunne

  • Address

    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)857730891

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme with additional information taken from the Dublin Fringe Festival programme.