Much Ado Abour Nothing
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Balally Players One-Acts 2022

dlr Mill Theatre 22 to 26 November 2022

Balally One-Acts 2022

Balally Players is delighted to present two one act plays in dlr Mill Theatre Studio from Tuesday 22 to Saturday 26 November 2022.

A Thousand Deaths by John Clancy is directed by Joanne Keane.

The play introduces a man who is mourning the death of his wife. She suffered from dementia for the final thousand days of her life. He is joined by his son and daughter in the church on the day of her funeral. In this family reunion dark secrets are revealed, and we discover how love can pull a family together or drive them apart.

Purple Squirrel, written and directed by Sean T. Daly.

The play is set in a bar next door to a 24-hour international recruitment agency. A priest is drowning his sorrows, while playing chess on the bar with the bartender and sipping his whiskey. It is the shift changeover at the recruiters, and they come to the bar to drink away their problems. As the drinks flow, they reveal to the priest that recruiting is not all that it seems.

Suitable for age 12+

Tickets can be booked through the dlr Mill Theatre website, or by contacting the Box Office on 01-296 9340

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Christmas at Marlay

A beloved festive tradition is back home this year

Christmas at Marlay
Christmas at Marlay, Grange Road, Rathfarnham

After two years absence, the halls of Marlay House are open to us again for this much-loved Christmas spectacle. Balally Players invite you to come and celebrate the festive season at home in Marlay House, where Mrs La Touche (the lady of the manor, of course) will be holding court and ensuring that there are entertainments aplenty on hand to light up the dark winter night.

Join us for an evening of song, spectacle, and comedy as we bring a traditional Christmas variety show back to life, by popular demand.

This show is perfect for all the family, and is certain to create gorgeous memories for many Christmasses to come.

So, come along on 7, 8, 9 or 10 December 2022 to Marlay House, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin D16 W5F7 at 8pm for a great Christmas treat.

To book tickets (€15/€12), call the dlr Mill Theatre Box Office on 01-296 9340.

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Dundrum One Act Festival 2022

The Dundrum One Act Drama Festival returned to the dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum, Dublin from Thursday to Saturday, 3 to 5 November 2022.

Three nights of superb live entertainment hosted by Balally Players.

Festival Director, Sean Murphy was assisted by Jean Monahan, Karen Carleton and Oran O'Rua.

Drama groups from across the country competed over the three nights of the festival. Each night the Festival Adjudicator Geoff O'Keeffe reviewed the plays and on the final night selected the winners.

The Dundrum One Act Drama Festival is part of the All Ireland One Act Drama circuit. The winners from local festivals, including Dundrum, aimed to qualify for the 2023 All Ireland Final.

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Summer Shakespeare

Killruddery Sylvan Theatre & St Enda's Park – 30 June to 9 July

As You Like It

The Balally Players outdoor productions of some of the most popular Shakespeare plays returned this year with performances of 'As You Like It'. The Forest of Arden was recreated in the gardens of Killruddery House and the Walled Gardens of St Enda's Park at the end of June and early July.

The play, directed by Karen Carleton, was performed first in Killruddery Sylvan Theatre, in the grounds of Kilruddery House, Southern Cross, Bray, Co Wicklow. The Kilruddery performances were on 30 June and 1 July.

From Wed 6 to Sat 9 July, the performances were in the Walled Gardens of St. Enda's Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.

For more, including performance photographs, see the page for the play in the Productions section.

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