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

Of Mice And Men

Steinbeck play in dlr Mill Theatre – 6 to 10 February 2018

Of Mice and Men The John Steinbeck play is Balally Players' first presentation of 2018 on the main stage of the dlr Mill Theatre.

John Steinbeck’s short novel, published in 1937, is a classic of twentieth century literature. It has been widely acclaimed and taught in schools; but it has fallen foul of censors over the years, earning it a place in the American Library Association's list of the Most Challenged Books of the 21st Century.

The main characters in 'Of Mice And Men' are George Milton and Lennie Small. In the years of the Great Depression in the United States during the 1930s, these two men move around California looking for work on ranches. From the outside they are very different – one big, one smaller; one smart, one less so – but their fears and powerlessness, together with their hopes and dreams, give them common cause; and their companionship blurs their differences. Steinbeck, writing about what he called 'a base theme' in literature, commented that "if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love".

In this production, Steinbeck's own stage version of his classic novel is directed for Balally Players by Kate Canning. Tickets (€16/€14) may be booked through the dlr Mill Theatre Box Office at 01-296 9340 or on the theatre website www.milltheatre.ie

For more see the What's On page.


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Little Gem

Award-winning play by Dublin playwright Elaine Murphy

Little Gem Directed for Balally Players by Karen Carleton.

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All Ireland One-Act Finals 2017

'At The Hawk's Well' by W B Yeats

At The Hawk's Well One Act Finals in Letterkenny 1 to 3 December 2017

'At the Hawk's Well' by William Butler Yeats was first performed in 1916 and is loosely based on the stories of Cuchulain. Yeats wrote five such plays about the mythological hero of ancient Ulster. This work was the first play written in English to incorporate aspects of the Japanese Noh Theatre.

Through movement, sound and poetic language this presentation of the play transports you to a land of mythology. It is a creative re-imagining of the play while staying true to the Japanese Noh theatre which originally inspired it.

'At the Hawk's Well', directed by Aoibhinn Finnegan, was awarded first place in four of the five festivals at which it competed and qualified for the All Ireland One Act Finals in Letterkenny at the beginning of December 2017, where it won the Adjudicator's Harlequin Award for Ensemble Music Work.

The play was performed at the following festivals on the One Act Circuit:

  • Fri 27 October in Skerries - 1st Place
  • Sat 28 October in Coolgreaney - 1st Place
  • Sat 04 November in Naas - 1st Place
  • Fri 17 November in Dundrum - 1st Place
  • Sat 18 November in Ballymahon - 2nd Place
  • 1-3 December, All Ireland Finals, in Letterkenny - Adjudicator's Award

For more see the What's On page.


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Balally Players Christmas Show

Marlay Park House 6 to 9 December 2017

At The Hawk's Well Marlay Park House 6, 7, 8 and 9 December 2017

The Balally Players show, ‘Christmas at Marlay’, is the perfect way to start Christmas. This delightful evening of seasonal sentiment – a heart-warming collection of music, song, recitation, monologue and comedy – is staged in the ideal setting, the Oval Room at Marlay Park House, Grange Road, Rathfarnham.

With tea, coffee, mulled wine and flavoursome mince pies at the Interval, it's a great evening for all the family. Since its inception, more than twelve years ago, it has become a 'must see' event on the Christmas entertainment calendar.

The show was performed on Wednesday 6 to Saturday 9 December 2017 at 8pm each evening in Marlay Park House.


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Dundrum One Act Festival 2017

dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum – 17 to 19 November

Dundrum One Act Festival dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum Town Centre

The Dundrum One Act Drama Festival returns to the dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum, Dublin from Friday to Sunday, 17 to 19 November 2017.

Drama groups from across the country will compete over the three nights of the festival. Each night the Festival Adjudicator Donal Courtney will review the plays and on the final night he will select the winners.

See the Dundrum Festival page in the What's On section for more information including a list of the plays that will be performed.


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Of Mice and Men Directed by Kate Canning – dlr Mill Theatre. From 6 to 10 Feb 2018

Little Gem Directed by Karen Carleton. dlr Mill Theatre Studio – March 2018

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Gate Theatre
The Red Shoes 26 Dec 2017 to 27 Jan 2018

GATE: Look Back in Anger 1 Feb to 24 Mar 2018
GATE: Rape of Lucrece 27 Mar to 7 Apr 2018

Abbey Theatre
Let the Right One In Stage adaptation of 2008 Swedish romantic horror by John Ajvide Lindqvist. 18 Nov 2017 to 20 Jan 2018

ABBEY: Class Youth Theatre Ireland. 24 Jan to 3 Feb 2018. Complications and comedy when three adults find themselves back in class.

ABBEY: The 24 Hour Plays: Dublin 28 Jan 2018 (for one night). Six short plays written, rehearsed and performed in one day. All proceeds go to Dublin Youth Theatre.

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