Decky Does a Bronco 2010

Written by Douglas Maxwell & Directed by Ben Harrison

An outdoor, site-specific production which toured all over England and Scotland.


Nominated: The Stage Award for Best Actor – Martin McCormick

In celebration of the tenth anniversary of the first production of Decky Does a Bronco, we toured this new production for 3 months all over Scotland and England, including a return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

To bronco a swing you stand on it, worky up to the bumps, level with the bar, kick the swing over your head and jump beneath it.

It’s summer and school’s out. Five lads act out their dreams and fears in their local playground in Scotland. Their game, known as ‘broncoing’, is fast and dangerous. Broncoing is a sign of manhood – which Decky and his friends all impatiently await. Little do they know how suddenly and abruptly it will be forced upon them this summer…

This Scotsman Fringe First and Stage Award winning show is an outdoor theatrical event unlike any other. Eight actors – all trained acrobats – play out this powerful and vivid tale of childhood innocence and the perilous passage into adulthood

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Cast & Crew:

CAST 2010

Decky: Ben Winger

David: Martin McCormick

Chrissy: Gavin Wright

Adult Chrissy: John Kielty

Barry: Ross Allan

Adult Barry: Finn den Hertog

O’Neill: David Elliot

Adult O’Neill: Nicky Elliott

CREW 2010

Producer: Judith Doherty

Director: Ben Harrison

Writer: Douglas Maxwell

Director Assistant: Catrin Evans

Composer/Sound Designer: Philip Pinsky

Stunt Co-ordinator: Lucy Deacon & Moritz Linkmann

Stage Manager: Nichola Reilly

Technical Manager: Ross McMillan

Production and Tour Manager: Zoe Squair

Set Design & Build: Simon Owen based on the original design by Allan Ross

Costume Designer: Alice Bee

Lighting Designer: George Tarbuck

Graphic Designer: Emma Quinn

Production Photographer: Douglas Jones

Management Company: Great Leap Forward