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Mojo Mickybo

Mojo Mickybo
Your Price: $23.95 CDN
Author: Owen McCafferty
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 82
Pub. Date: 2003
ISBN-10: 1854597019
ISBN-13: 9781854597014

About the Play:

Mojo Mickybo is a full-length drama by Owen McCafferty. In Mojo Mickybo, two Belfast lads, Mojo and Mickybo, relive the summer of 1970, when they were growing up in the city, playing together, building huts and re-enacting cowboy movies. Also includes The Waiting List and I Won't Dance, Don't Ask Me, two astute, savvy early plays from Belfast writer Owen McCafferty.

Mojo Mickybo is a physical, often comic and deeply affecting drama about two boys (Mojo and Mickybo) aged 9 and 10 whose friendship begins at a chance meeting in a park and is cemented by their obsession with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Set both in 1970’s Belfast and the present day Mojo Mickybo is an exhilarating whirlwind adventure through the streets of this colourful city. Two actors play a host of 14 characters ranging from local bullies Gank and Fuckface to Uncle Sidney the Cinema owner, the Old Major who lives in the bonfire, and the gossiping women at the top of the street. While skillfully evoking rich details of urban Irish life in the 1970's, Mojo Mickybo also invites the audience to revisit the universal joys of childhood, when every day was a new adventure and imagination could take you anywhere. It was first performed in 1998 at Andrews Lane Studio in Dublin.

The Waiting List is a blackly comic monologue about a man who thinks he may have been put on a paramilitary hit list. It was first produced in 1994 by Point Fields Theatre Company at the Old Museum Arts Centre in Belfast.

I Won't Dance, Don't Ask Me is a short monologue about a recently unemployed middle-manager slowly losing his mind. It was first performed in 1993 at the Ulster Arts Club in Belfast.

What people say:

"This play is an energising reminder of the fact that all you need for truly magical theatre is a writer inspired by the thought of the stories that can be made on the stage." — The Scotsman on Mojo Mickybo

"Wonderfully affectionate and entirely unsentimental re-creation of childhood. So vividly realised that it is impossible not to fall for its exuberant charms." — The Guardian on Mojo Mickybo

"Full of shocking home truths, made palatable by a witty, astute script." — The Irish News on The Waiting List

"A deeply affectionate and fiercely clear-eyed portrait of a recently unemployed middle-manager slowly losing his mind." — The Sunday Tribune on I Won't Dance, Don't Ask Me

About the Playwright:

Owen McCafferty is a playwright from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has been a playwright for over 20 years. Within that time he has had more than 20 plays professionally produced. The majority of his plays are set in his native Belfast and a common theme is to look at the lives on the periphery of society.