By Owen McCafferty, Mojo-Mickybo was first production October 1998 at Andrew’s Lane Theatre, Dublin

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 F***face to Uncle Sidney the Cinema owner, the Old Major who lives in the bonfire and the gossiping women at the top of the street.

wonderfully affectionate and entirely unsentimental re-creation of childhood …. So vividly realised that it is impossible not to fall for its exuberant charms


Winner 3 Awards

  • Best Actor – Dublin Fringe/Sunday Times Culture Ireland Awards 1998
  • Best Production – Dublin Fringe/Sunday Times Culture Ireland Awards 1998
  • Best Play – Granada Television/Paines Plough Play Awards 1999
  • Best British Company Commendation – Total Theatre Awards at the Edinburgh Festival 1999

short, sharp dose of theatricality, beautifully-written and electrically-staged


3 Nominations

  • Best Actor – Irish Times/ESB Irish Theatre Awards 1999
  • Best Drama – B.C.A. Awards 1999
  • Best Play – Peggy Ramsay Play Awards 1998

Original Cast & Crew

Revival July – October 1999

Directed by Karl Wallace

Designed by Terry Loane

Lighting Design by John Riddell

Original Cast: Fergal McElherron and Niall Shanahan

Cast: David Gorry and Darren Lawless

Venues: OMAC, Belfast; Project Arts Centre, Dublin; Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; An Grianan, Letterkenny; Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Revival March – April 2000

Cast: Richard Dormer and David Gorry

Venues: The Wien Theatre, The Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield, USA

Revival April – May 2003

Cast: Michael Condron and Fergal McElherron

Venues: NTL Studio, Waterfront Hall, Belfast; Tron Theatre, Glasgow and Lyric Theatre Studio, Hammersmith

Script published by Nick Hern Books

Revival October – November 2002

Cast: Chris Corrigan and Richard Orr

Venues: An Chulturlann, Belfast and OMAC, Belfast, Bunnington Theatre, Nottingham; Everyman, Liverpool; Drama Centre, Cambridge; QEH Theatre, Bristol; Weymouth College; The Point, Eastleigh; Darlington Arts Centre; Dorking Halls, Dorking; Solihull Arts Complex; Burton on Trent Brewhouse; Birnam Institute, Perthshire; Theatr Clwyd, Mold; Theatr Ardudwy, Harlech; Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline; Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead; The Bull, Barnet; The Helix, Dublin; QUB Drama Centre, Belfast; Balor Theatre, Ballybofey; Riverbank, Newbridge; Linenhall, Castlebar; The Garage Theatre, Monaghan and Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire.

“.. a beautiful piece of writing and a tremendous piece of acting.. a joy to see… Go and See it!