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The School Underneath


  • Playwright

    Kareen Pennefather 

  • Notes

    A thriller for 6-9 year olds.

  • Synopsis

    Eric Bland is a normal, ordinary boy, so ordinary that no one seems to notice him. Nothing out of the ordinary or exciting ever happens to Eric. Nothing that is until a mysterious girl appears in his classroom and turns Eric's world on its head. 

    Milly has come from The School Underneath, a school that is just a moment away from Eric's school, a place that looks like his school but is very, very different. Together they must work out where Milly has come from and how to get her back there before the school bell rings. Adventure is closer than you think!

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    12 May 2011

  • Producer

    Produced by Replay Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at Bunscoil Mhic Reachtain, Belfast as part of a tour to schools.

Original Cast  
Eric John Travers
Various Characters Shaun Blaney
Various Characters Cat Barter
Production Team  
Director Anna Newell
Production Designer Diana Ennis
Movement Stephen Prickett
Original Score Justin Yang
Company Stage Manager Maureen Macauley
Puppet Designer Frank Quinn
Dramaturg Beccy Smith

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Source Of Information

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