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

Additional auditions on Tue 24 October

'Of Mice and Men' – dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum

At The Hawk's Well Postponed auditions now on Tuesday 24 October 2017

The auditions posponed due to the severe weather have now been rescheduled.

Following the auditions for 'Of Mice and Men', which went ahead after the storm on Tuesday 17 October, the next evening auditions will be on Tuesday 24 October at 7:30pm in the dlr Mill Theatre.

The play is directed by Kate Canning and will be staged in February 2018. See Members' Area for more.


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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 will be performed on Wednesday 6 to Saturday 9 December 2017 at 8pm each evening in Marlay Park House.

Tickets (€15/€12) may be purchased through the dlr Mill Theatre Box Office on 01-296 9340.


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One-Act Plays in Mill Studio – Oct 2017

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

At The Hawk's Well Maureen O'Hara Studio 5 to 7 October 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' was directed by Aoibhinn Healy.

‘Pvt Wars’ by James McLure

Pvt Wars

While ‘Pvt. Wars’ is about three veterans of the Vietnam War, it does not concentrate on the war itself. It focuses attention on what is left behind in the wounded bodies and the emotional scars that the men bring home with them. The three characters small talk conceals their inner turmoil. Even though they are now free to leave whenever they want, their own private wars keep these war veterans trapped as they look for some common understanding of what they have experienced and how it has changed them.

'Pvt Wars' was directed by Lorcan Dunne.

For more see the What's On page.



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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

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