Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival
co-produced by Birmingham Repertory Theatre in association with the Donmar Warehouse
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 unpredictable 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 ditches watchtowers and checkpoints for the faraway galaxy of 1970s London in search of a long-lost mother and a technicolour new life.
Des Kennedy directs a sensational Irish cast, with Fra Fee leading as Patrick/Pussy, in a musical of self-discovery that all fabulously attired, highly-strung foundling glam-things will love. Fra is joined by David Ganly, Kate Gilmore, Rickie O’Neill and Niamh Perry, with further casting to be announced soon.
Created by a stellar creative team – which also includes Jennifer Whyte (music supervisor), Jennifer Rooney (choreographer), Katie Davenport (set and costume designer), Sinead McKenna (lighting designer) and Eleanor White (dramaturg) – audiences got a glimpse of this dazzling musical coming-of-age story at Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF) 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 upcoming full world premiere production at GIAF in July 2020.
Galway International Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland
July 9 – 26 | Book Tickets
The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
July 30 – August 15 | Book Tickets
Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham, UK
September 3 – 26 | Book Tickets
Donmar Warehouse, London, UK
October 2 – November 21 | Book Tickets