Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival
Breakfast on Pluto
based on the novel by Patrick McCabe
writer: Bob Kelly
composer: Duke Special
director and co-creator: Des Kennedy
The rural Irish border town of Tyreelin at the height of the Troubles is no place for a wonderfully erratic child like Patrick / Pussy Braden, illegitimate offspring of an errant priest and a long-gone local girl.
Dismayed by small-town bigotry, religious repression and the IRA’s lack of fashion sense, Pussy sets out for the big city of London in search of her long-lost mother, and a fantastic world where her feet don’t touch the ground. Breakfast on Pluto is a journey of self-discovery that all fabulously attired, highly-strung foundling glam-things will love.
Created by a stellar creative team – which also includes Jennifer Whyte (music supervisor), Katie Davenport (set and costume designer), Sinead McKenna (lighting designer) and Eleanor White (dramaturg) – and brought to life by a sensational cast, audiences got a glimpse of this dazzling musical coming-of-age story at Galway International Arts Festival last year. Two late-night work-in-progress performances took place in a cabaret setting at the Black Box Theatre on 19 and 20 July 2019, ahead of the full world premiere production at GIAF in 2020.