Breakfast on Pluto

Black Box Theatre, Galway International Arts Festival, Galway
13–26 July 2020

Olympia Theatre, Dublin
30 July–15 August 2020

Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham
3–26 September 2020

Donmar Warehouse, London
2 October–21 November 2020

Breakfast on Pluto

a dazzling new musical
based on the novel by Patrick McCabe
Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival
co-produced by Birmingham Repertory Theatre in association with the Donmar Warehouse

Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival are delighted to announce details about the world premiere Breakfast on Pluto, a dazzling new musical based on the novel by Patrick McCabe.

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.

World Premiere.


Fra FeeDavid GanlyKate GilmoreNiamh PerryRickie O’Neill


Writer Bob KellyComposer Duke SpecialDirector and Co-Creator Des KennedyMusical Director, Arranger, Orchestrator Jennifer WhyteChoreographer Jennifer RooneySet and Costume Designer Katie DavenportLighting Designer Sinéad McKennaCasting Maureen HughesDramaturg Eleanor White