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  • Playwright

    Una McKevitt  PJ Gallagher 

  • Author Notes

    Story by Una McKevitt.

  • Notes

    Based on the true life story of comedian PJ Gallagher. 

  • Synopsis

    When Bobby was 10, his Ma moved 6 men with schizophrenia into the family home to look after. Like things weren’t mad enough already. Confronted with memories of childhood after his Da dies, Bobby’s past begins to collide with the present.

    It’s raining outside and he’s stuck indoors; Ma’s restocking the industrial-sized pill cabinet, Da’s in the pub, Martin’s doing laps of the garden, Marv is missing and Mump can see a gorilla in the hall.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    11 September 2018

  • Production Notes

    Produced as part of Dublin Fringe Festival. 

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach

  • Venue Notes

    On the Peacock Stage. 

Original Cast  
Performer Barry Kinsella
Performer Katherine Lynch
Performer Cyle Conley
Production Team  
Director Cathal Cleary
Graphic Design Alan Early
Assistant Director Cyle Conley
Assistant Stage Manager Ciara Gallagher
Dramaturg Thomas Conway
Stage Manager Brendan Galvin
Script Supervision Bronagh Doherty
Stage Manager Bronagh Doherty
Production Manager Conor Mullan
Sound Designer Fiona Sheil
Costume Designer Florentina Burcea
Set & Lighting Designer Cillian McNamara
Producer Rachel Murray
Poster Image Rory Murphy

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

The information for this listing was taken from the play's original production programme and the Dublin Fringe Festival programme.