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

Open Night

All welcome to hear plans for 2017-2018 in Dom Marmion Hall

Open Night Dom Marmion Hall, Wednesday 6 Sept 2017

The annual Open Night will take place this year on Wednesday 6 September at 8pm. Please note that the venue has changed to Dom Marmion Hall, access to which is located in the car park across the road from the dlr Mill Theatre.

The Open Night will be an opportunity to learn about plans for the forthcoming year. We look forward to welcoming everyone who has an interest in amateur drama, who would like to hear about what Balally Players has planned for the 2017-2018 year.

If you are interested in getting involved with the activities of the group, either on or off stage, please come along and join us in the Dom Marmion Hall on Wednesday 6 September. There are plenty of opportunities to participate in what we do, not just by being cast in a role in a play, but also in one of the many important roles behind the scenes.


The Merchant of Venice

Summer Shakespeare 2017 in St. Enda’s Park

The Merchant of Venice

Balally Players brought William Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice' to St. Enda’s Park Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin for its Summer Shakespeare 2017 presentation.

The play, one of the most popular of all the stories that were dramatised by Shakespeare, was directed by Fiona Walsh.

This production was performed outdoors in the Walled Garden, St. Enda’s Park from 21 to 24 June 2017.

For more about 'The Merchant of Venice', including a series of photographs taken at the dress rehearsal, see the What's On page.

Cast of Pride and Prejudice Eimear Smyth and Muriel Caslin O'Hagan prepare the garden in St Enda's Park for the first performance of 'The Merchant of Venice' at the dress rehearsal on 20 June 2017.


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Jane Austen's novel brought to the Mill

Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 February 2017

Pride & Prejudice
In a revision of Mary Keith Medbery's adaptation by Brian Molloy, Balally Players brought Jane Austen’s 'Pride and Prejudice' to the main stage of the dlr Mill Theatre in February. It is one of the most beloved works in literature and this lively stage adaptation features all the sparkling wit and romance of the great novel.Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich and proud Mr Darcy. But Mr Darcy reluctantly finds himself with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?A large talented ensemble cast from Balally Players brought this lavish, witty and romantic drama to the stage featuring some of the best loved Austen characters in a fine period setting with costumes to match and graced by a dance or two!
Cast of Pride and Prejudice The cast of 'Pride and Prejudice'. See the What's On page for more photographs.
The play, directed by Brian Molloy, was on the main stage of the dlr Mill Theatre from 21 to 25 February. There was also an additional matinee performance on Saturday 25 February at 2:30pm.For more, including photographs from the dress rehearsal and behind the scenes, see the page for the play in the Productions section.
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Christmas at Marlay

Marlay House 7 to 10 December 2016

Christmas at Marlay
In the delightful setting of the Oval Room at Marlay House, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, the Balally Players Christmas Show is the perfect way to start the Christmas period. The show is a delightful evening of seasonal sentiment in music, song, recitation, monologues and comedy.With tea, coffee, mulled wine and satisfyingly flavoursome mince pies at the Interval, it's a great evening for all the family. Since its inception, more than ten years ago, it has become a 'must see' event on the Christmas entertainment calendar.
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All Ireland One Act Finals

dlr Mill Theatre 2 to 4 December 2016

Balally Players is hosting the 2016 finals in the dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum
Writing in the blog on the website for the All Ireland One Act Drama Finals, Committee Chair, Karen Carleton, noted that it is just "six short years since we first extended a welcome to participating groups from all over Ireland".Balally Players and the Dundrum One Act Festival hosted the Finals in December 2016 and full details about the event are on the festival website dundrumfinals.com The site, designed with participating groups in mind, had everything that the competing groups needed to know and it also had much of interest to those who wished to attend some of the shows to support and enjoy the drama and all that surrounds it. The One Act Festival was run over three days with shows scheduled for the following times:
  • Fri 2 December at 20:00 (three shows)
  • Sat 3 December at 13:30 (two shows)
  • Sat 3 December at 19:30 (three shows)
  • Sun 4 December at 19:30 (two shows)
A selection of photographs taken during the Finals Weekend in the dlr Mill Theatre (Friday 2 to Sunday 4 December 2016) is available in a Photo Gallery and Video Slideshow on the Finals page of the Dundrum Drama Festival website.
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Pearse and Shakespeare

Thursday 25 August 2016 in St Enda's, Rathfarnham

Shakespeare at St Enda's (l-r) Brendan Phelan and Lorcan Dunne in the rehearsed reading from 'King Lear' in the Great Hall (Halla Mór) at the Pearse Museum.

As part of National Heritage Week, an evening of dramatic readings from some of Patrick Pearse's favourite Shakespeare plays was organised in the Pearse Museum, St Enda's Park, Grange Rd, Dublin 16 on Thursday 25 August.

Balally Players was invited to contribute to this event with a rehearsed reading of an extract from King Lear.The house on the grounds of St Enda’s Park, on Grange Road, Rathfarnham in Dublin, was where Patrick Pearse lived and ran his innovative Irish-speaking school, Scoil Éanna, between 1910-16. It is now home to the Pearse Museum.


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Gate Theatre
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, adapted and directed by Alexander Wright – from 6 Jul 2017.

GATE: 'Tribes' by Nina Raine. 28 Sep to 11 Nov 2017

GATE: 'The Red Shoes' by Hans Christian Andersen in a new version by Nancy Harris. 23 Nov 2017 to 27 Jan 2018

Abbey Theatre
'Katie Roche' by Teresa Deevy. 28 Aug to 23 Sep 2017

ABBEY: 'Rossum’s Universal Robots' Youth Theatre Ireland. 21 to 26 Aug 2017

ABBEY: 'Ulysses' Dermot Bolger’s version of James Joyce’s classic. 3 to 28 Oct 2017

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