Much Ado Abour Nothing
Of Mice And Men
Original Imitations
Charley's Aunt
The Glass Menagerie
The King
Present Laughter
Guests of the Nation
The Crucible
When the Wine is Cold
The Proposal
Move Over Mrs Markham
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Pride and Prejudice
The Merchant of Venice
Great Expectations

Alone It Stands

dlr Mill Theatre – 19 to 22 February 2020

Alone It Stands Balally Players presents John Breen's 'Alone It Stands' for four nights in February 2020.

On 31 October 1978, in Thomond Park, Limerick, the mighty New Zealand All Blacks, on an Irish tour, take on the none-too-mighty Munster team – and, to everyone’s surprise, they lose 12-0. From this piece of Irish sporting history John Breen has fashioned a funny, lively play in which both teams, plus fans, children, relatives and even a dog, are portrayed by a cast of six, with no props and only half-time change of shirt.

Book now on the dlr Mill Theatre website, or call the Box Office on 01-296 9340.

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Our Halloween Hours — fun & fireworks!

dlr Mill Theatre – Wed 30 October for 4 nights

One Act Plays One of three One Act plays in one entertaining night at dlr Mill Theatre from Wednesday 30 October to Saturday 2 November 2019.

That title of the second of three plays in Balally Players' 'Evening of One Acts' captured the humour and humanity in the three excellent shows that were run back-to-back. Two of the plays that were presented are original works by members of the group. Audiences enjoyed a motley collection of characters in three very different, but equally engaging stories about people with a few firecrackers of their own!

Waiting For You written by Mark O’Leary and directed by Aisling Uí Laoire

I'm Not Laughing, I'm Screaming written by Sandy Taylor and directed by Lorcan Dunne

Soldier Field written and directed by Pat McCarry.

Read more on the What's On page.

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Dundrum One Act Festival 2019

dlr Mill Theatre – 8 to 10 November 2019

Dundrum One Act Festival 2019

The Dundrum One Act Drama Festival returned to the dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum, Dublin from Friday to Sunday, 8 to 10 November 2019.

Drama groups from across the country competeed over the three nights of the festival. Each night the Festival Adjudicator Geoff O’Keeffe reviewed the plays and on the final night he selected the winners.

The Dundrum One Act Drama Festival is part of the All Ireland One Act Drama circuit.

The winners from local festivals, including Dundrum, aim to qualify for the 2019 All Ireland Final in St Mary's Theatre, Rossmore, Co Cork (6 to 8 December 2019).

Read more on the What's On page.

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'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Balally Players Summer Shakespeare 2019

Great Expectations A scene from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at the dress rehearsal in St Enda's Park, Rathfarnham (Photo: Declan Brennan)

The Summer Shakespeare this year was 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', directed by Karen Carleton and presented in the Walled Garden of St Enda's Park, Rathfarnham.

Shakespeare’s comic fantasy of four lovers who find themselves bewitched by fairies is one of the Bard's most loved plays. In it he turns his attention to love, jealousy and marriage with great comic effect.

The outdoor performances were on Thursday to Saturday, 20 to 22 June and also from 27 to 29 June 2019 at 7:30pm in the Walled Garden of St Enda's Park, Rathfarnham.

For more, including photographs from the dress rehearsal, see the What's On page.

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Stage adaptation of Dickens classic

'Great Expectations' – dlr Mill Theatre – 20-23 February 2019

Great Expectations Three scenes from the show photographed during the dress rehearsal.

In February (20-23), at dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum, Balally Players presented one of Charles Dickens’ best-loved tales brought thrillingly to life and given a fresh spin. Directed by Brian Molloy, 'Great Expectations' follows the tumultuous yet uplifting adventures of the orphan, Pip.

Great Expectations Balally Players brings this Charles Dickens story to the main stage of the dlr Mill Theatre from 20 to 23 February 2019.

When the orphan Pip meets the convict Magwitch in a graveyard and is forced to help him escape, his life takes a series of unexpected turns. Invited to the house of the mysterious Miss Havisham, he falls in love with her adopted daughter, the beautiful but cold-hearted Estella. Then the generosity of an unknown benefactor sends him to London to become a gentleman. But the truth behind his change of fortune, once revealed, is not what Pip expects…

This production for Balally Players, a stage adaptation written by Jo Clifford, was directed by Brian Molloy and was on stage in the dlr Mill Theatre from Wednesday 20 to Saturday 23 February 2019. In addition to the evening shows, there was a Saturday Matinee at 3pm.

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The performances were supported by dlr County Council.

For more, see the What's On page.


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