Small-town bigotry, religious repression and the IRA explored in new Irish musical

The World Premiere of a new Irish musical BREAKFAST ON PLUTO will come to the UK at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, September 3 – 26 and then Londons Donmar Warehouse, October 2 – November 21.

The role of Patrick/Pussy will be played by Fra Fee (Translations – National Theatre, The Ferryman – Royal Court Theatre, West End and Broadway, and the film version of Les Misérables) in this dazzling musical of self-discovery. He will be joined by Niamh Perry (Good Vibrations – Lyric; Mamma Mia and Love Never Dies – West End), David Ganly (On Blueberry Hill, Girl from the North Country – West End), Kate Gilmore (Town is Dead – Abbey Theatre, Fair City – RTÉ) and Rickie O’Neill (Once – Olympia; The Saw Doctors).

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.