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

'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Summer Shakespeare 2019

AuditionsSummer Shakespeare 2019

The Summer Shakespeare this year is 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', directed by Karen Carleton and presented around mid-summer in the gardens 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 next auditions will be held on Wednesday evening 27 March 2019 in the dlr Mill Theatre Studio. See the Members Area for full details.

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Drama League of Ireland

National Convention 2019

DLI National ConventionAnnual meeting of the DLI in Portlaoise

The 2019 National Convention of the Drama League of Ireland will be held in O’Loughlin’s Hotel, Portlaoise on Sunday 31 March from 2pm to 5pm. Registration is at 1:30pm.

The DLI Board would like all members to attend the meeting to hear reports on the past year and to help plan for the future. In addition, a number of positions require to be filled on the Board of Directors for the coming year.

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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.

dlr CoCo

The performances were supported by dlr County Council.

For more, see the What's On page.

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'The Flattering Word'

One-Act Comedy returned to the stage in January 2019

The Flattering Word'The Flattering Word' explores the funny power of flattery to bend and twist its way around a grain of truth!

The Flattering Word, written by George Kelly and directed for Balally Players by Aisling Uí Laoire, is a one-act comedy, written in the 1920s, that tells the story of a celebrated actor, Eugene Tesh, who pays an unexpected visit to an old friend. During the course of his visit, he uses his charm to eradicate the other character’s prejudice against theatre, convincing them that they in fact have an unrealised talent for the stage. What ensues are some very funny moments of attempting to realise one’s secret desire to make the big time!

The Flattering Word was in the Glenealy One Act Festival on Sunday 20 January 2019 and in Co Wicklow for the Bray One Act Festival on Wednesday 23 January 2019.

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More to come in 2019

Balally Players shows for Spring and Summer

'Paris to Picton', written and directed by Pat McCarry will be presented from 24 to 27 April 2019 in the dlr Mill Theatre Studio, Dundrum, Dublin.

This year's 'Summer Shakespeare' will be 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' directed by Karen Carleton and presented towards the end of June, outdoors, in St. Enda’s Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin.

More details will be posted here closer to the performance dates.


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