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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

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