Daddy was a Boogie Man
July 2016 - Nun’s Island Theatre, Galway Fringe Festival
Dublin, 1978. Eadaoin. Seventeen years old. She's never been outside. Her innocence is trapped in a bell jar of mental contamination. Her mother is affectionately known as Mammy, a woman suffering from delusions. She is her jailer, feeder and paradoxically, her only confidante. But she has a hornet's sting in her tongue. A run down room in a tenement building is the eerie backdrop for this mother on a mission.
A play that deals with a topic not often discussed: domestic violence between mother and child.
Written by Tzarini Meyler
Directed by Joanna Kelly
Lighting by Ciaran Gallagher
Costumes by Rory Meyler
Production Shots by Fiadh Melina