‘The theatrical equivalent of going to bed on Christmas Eve’

The Sunday Times, UK

‘Like a daydream born beneath a dining room table… The entire show hums with nimble, exploratory intelligence, captivating attentions and keeping pace with restless imaginations; a story of ingenious packers that always boxes clever’

The Irish Times

‘The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly not only works, it wows’

The New York Post


This is the story of Peggy, and the packing, and the blizzard, and the boat.

Peggy O’Hegarty and her parents are packers. They pack one kind of thing, into another kind of thing. But one day the phone it forgets to keep ringing – because all of the people in her city are gone.

So Peggy goes out to explore…

awards

2012 IPAY Showcase official selection
2010 First children’s play selected for Dublin Theatre Festival’s Re:Viewed
Finalist, 2011 Australian Writers’ Guild (AWGIE) Awards: Best Children’s Play

Cast size

This is a story told – this may be by one, by some, or by many.
Previous seasons: 1 performer.

Audience size

For ages seven and up, all the way to adult.

LENGTH

50-70 minutes

Seasons

(Australia, England, Ireland, Scotland and the US)

2017

University of Wisconsin Theatre for Youth Programme, Madison WI, USA

2016

Ireland100: The John F Kennedy Center for the Arts, Washington DC, USA
Annenberg Center for the Arts, Philadelphia PA, USA
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Arts, Los Angeles LA, USA

2015

Stratford Circus, London
Irish national tour

2014

Sydney Opera House
Arts Centre Melbourne
Joan Sutherland Centre for the Performing Arts, Sydney

2013

New Victory Theater, New York NY
Cleveland International Children’s Festival, Cleveland OH
Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival, PA
Annenberg Centre for Performing Arts, Philadelphia PA

2012

Southbank Centre, London
Midsummers Festival, Cork, Ireland
IPAY Showcase, Austin TX

2011

Imaginate Festival, Edinburgh
The Abbey Theatre, Dublin

2010

Dublin Theatre Festival (ReViewed showcase)
The Ark, Dublin

Theatre Lovett/The Ark production 2013, starring Louis Lovett

First Produced

  • Commissioned/first produced by The Ark and Theatre Lovett, 2010
  • All seasons 2012-15 produced by Theatre Lovett
  • First directed by Lynne Parker and performed by Louis Lovett

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