Stage Performances since 1983

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List of Past Performances

The table of all the plays that have been performed since Balally Players was formed is arranged with the most recent at the top. Where an entry is underlined, it indicates that there is an additional page for that production. The link will take you to a page with background information on that play, the cast and crew and in many cases photographs and other material relating to the production. To return to this list of all the plays, select the 'Productions' menu again or click on one of the refresh icons (<) that appear on the left of the page. The 'up' icons (^) take you to the top of the current page.

 

The very first production by the group was in 1983, the year after it was founded. In almost every year since then, one or more plays have been staged in a variety of venues. Since the Mill Theatre was opened in Dundrum in 2006, it has been home to Balally Players and other drama groups in the area.

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Year Play Writer
2018 Of Mice And Men
Little Gem
Much Ado About Nothing
The Giant Killers
John Steinbeck
Elaine Murphy
William Shakespeare
Eve & Andrew Pearson-Wright
2017 Pride and Prejudice
The Merchant of Venice
At The Hawk's Well
Pvt Wars
Christmas at Marlay
Jane Austen (Medbery/Molloy)
William Shakespeare
W B Yeats
James McLure
Variety Show
2016 Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
The King
The Nightingale and not the Lark
Christmas at Marlay
Tennessee Williams
Patrick Pearse
Jennifer Johnston
Variety Show
2015 The Proposal
Move Over Mrs Markham
Guests of the Nation (Dublin & Belgium)
Antin Chekhov adap. Molloy
Ray Cooney & John Chapman
Frank O'Connor adap. Wall
2014 The Crucible
The Merry Wives of Windsor
When the Wine is Cold
Blithe Spirit
Arthur Miller
William Shakespeare
John Kendrick
Noel Coward
2013 Guests of the Nation
Say Something Happened
Present Laughter
The Glass Menagerie
Frank O'Connor adap. Wall
Alan Bennett
Noel Coward
Tennessee Williams
2012 The Mai
Studio Shorts
Original Imitations
   - Afterplay (One Act Festival Entry)
   - Desire Desire Desire
Charley's Aunt
Christmas at Marlay
Marina Carr
Three short plays
Two short plays
Brian Friel
Christopher Durang
Brandon Thomas
Variety Show
2011
Aristocrats
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern
Tarry Flynn
Unoriginal Sin
Medea
All My Sons

Brian Friel
Tom Stoppard
Conall Morrison
David Tristram
Euripedes
Arthur Miller
2010 Like A Virgin
Romeo and Juliet
The Plough and the Stars
Gordon Steele
William Shakespeare
Sean O'Casey
2009 Many Young Men of Twenty
Melody (in Monaco)
How the Other Half Loves
Vinegar Tom
John B Keane
Deirdre Kinahan
Alan Ayckbourn
Caryl Churchill
2008 The Great Hunger
As You Like It
A Bit Of A Laugh
The Moon Cut Like A Sickle
Happy Birthday Dear Alice
At The Black Pig's Dyke
One For The Road
Tom Mac Intyre
William Shakespeare
Five short plays
Ken Armstrong
Bernard Farrell
Vincent Woods
Harold Pinter
2007 Christmas at Airfield
Riders To The Sea
Money Talks & Sure Thing (Oct)
Twelfth Night
By the Bog of Cats
Days of Love and Vengeance (Mar)
Out of Order, Minister
Forward to the Right
Variety Show
J. M. Synge
Two short plays
William Shakespeare
Marina Carr
Scenes from various plays
Ray Cooney
Lily Ann Green
2006 Christmas at Airfield
Melody
First Dundrum Festival of Short Plays
The Cripple of Inishmaan
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Our Town
Mr Nobody
Top Girls
Variety Show
Deirdre Kinahan
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Martin McDonagh
William Shakespeare
Thornton Wilder
Patrick Greaney
Caryl Churchill
2005 Christmas at Airfield
The Cripple of Inishmaan
Home Free!
The Taming of the Shrew
Enchanted April
Bedtime Story
[Award Winner at Bray One Act Festival]
Variety Show
Martin McDonagh
Lanford Wilson
William Shakespeare
Matthew Barber
Sean O’Casey

2004 On Baile’s Strand [Abbey Theatre]
Healing The Dead [All Ireland Finalist]
Much Ado About Nothing
Rumours
W. B. Yeats
Johnny Hanrahan
William Shakespeare
Neil Simon
2003 The Heiress
It Runs in the Family
The Comedy of Errors
La Corbiere [All Ireland Finalist]
The Bear
The Country Boy [Tour - USA]
Ruth and Augustus Goetz
Ray Cooney
William Shakespeare
Anne Le Marquand-Hartigan
Anton Chekhov
John Murphy
2002 Twelfth Night (tour)
Don't Dress for Dinner (tour)
After Midnight Before Dawn
William Shakespeare
Marc Camoletti
David Campton
2001 A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Loves of Cass McGuire 
Sequence of Events
William Shakespeare
Brian Friel
George McEwan Green
2000 Steel Magnolias
How The Other Half Loves
Under the Stars
   [All Ireland Finalist – 3rd]
Robert Harding
Alan Ayckbourn
Martin McGuire

1999 Dancing At Lughnasa
Our Country's Good
Women In The Assembly
   [All Ireland Finalist – 2nd]
Brian Friel
Timberlake Wertenbaker
Aristophanes

1998 The Cherry Orchard
What's For Pudding
Hunger March
   [All Ireland Finalist – 3rd]
Anton Chekov
David Tristram
Michael Bodenstein

1997 Juno And The Paycock
Lend Me A Tenor
Last Tango
Between Mouthfuls
Vinegar Tom
[All Ireland Finalist and Tour to Canada]
Sean O'Casey
Ken Ludwig
David Tristram 
Alan Ayckbourn
Caryl Churchill

1996 Playboy Of The Western World (France)
Someone Who'll Watch Over Me
A Tomb With A View
Losers
Death Artist
JM Synge
Frank McGuinness
Norman Robbins 
Brian Friel
David Wilson
1995 The Crucible
Abigails Party
Failed Investment
Arthur Miller
Mike Leigh
Lynn Britney
1994 The Hostage Brendan Behan
1993 Move Over Mrs Markham
The London Vertigo
Ray Cooney
Brian Friel
1992 The Factory Girls
White Liars
Frank McGuinness
Peter Shaeffer
1991 No Picnic
The Plough And The Stars
George McEwan Green
Sean O'Casey
1990 Squat, Squabble And Squawk
The Wooden Pear
Gerard Bourke
Gillain Plowman
1989 Translations
The Shadow Of A Gunman
The Nightingale And Not The Lark
Joggers
Brian Friel
Sean O’Casey
Jennifer Johnston
Geraldine Aron
1988    
1987 I Do Not Like Thee Dr. Fell
Out For The Count
Bernard Farrell
Martin Downing
1986 Zigger Zagger
Ritual For Dolls
Peter Terson
George McEwan Green
1985 Careful Rapture Jack Popplewell
1984 Christmas In The Market Place Henri Gheon
1983 Spreading The News
St. Joan
Lady Gregory
G.B. Shaw
1982 Group founded in Balally, Dundrum, Dublin  
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