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The Early Bird

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The Early Bird deals with every parent's nightmare - the disappearance of their child. Read More >

The Early Bird deals with every parent’s nightmare – the disappearance of their child.

Debbie and Jack find themselves trapped in a vicious cycle of interrogations, recriminations and unanswerable questions. The Early Bird delves into the furthest reaches of the fractured minds of the traumatised as the grieving couple relive their last memories of their daughter.

The Early Bird is performed by real life husband and wife Catherine Cusack and Alex Palmer.

Award-winning playwright Leo Butler is the author of plays including Faces In The Crowd, Made Of Stone, I’ll Be The Devil and Heroes.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 02/02/2010

Opening Night: 04/02/2010

Closing Night: 27/02/2010

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Cast & Creative


Catherine Cuscak, Alex Palmer


Director - Donnacadh O'Briain

Producer - Hugh de la Bedoyere for Natural Shocks in association with Neil McPherson

Lighting Designer - Paul Keogan

Author - Leo Butler

Music By - Philip Stewart

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