Much Ado Abour Nothing
Of Mice And Men
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
Great Expectations

Open Night – 6 September 2022

Open Night
St. Tiernan’s Community School, Dundrum

Our new season started with an Open Night on Tuesday 6 September at 7:30pm in St. Tiernan’s Community School, Dundrum.

Following an outline of all the plans for the coming months by the Committee, auditions began for three plays that will get us off to a busy and enjoyable year. More details about the plays are in the Members' Area.

Members of the group, and anyone else interested in seeing what we are about enjoyed this introduction to the year ahead. With such a busy schedule planned, there's lots for everyone to do, on stage and behind the scenes. We look forward to bringing this year's programme to fruition for members of the group and audiences between now and next summer.

Dundrum One Act Festival 2022

The Dundrum One Act Drama Festival returns 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, Gary Wall is assisted by Jean Monahan, Karen Carleton and Oran O'Rua.

Drama groups from across the country will compete over the three nights of the festival. Each night the Festival Adjudicator Geoff O'Keeffe will review the plays and on the final night he will select 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, will aim to qualify for the 2023 All Ireland Final.

Shows start promptly at 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

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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Over the River and Through the Woods

dlr Mill Theatre – 22 to 26 March 2022

Dundrum One Act Festival

Actors and a production team from Balally Players returned to the stage in March 2022 with Joe DiPietro’s hilarious comedy Over the River and Through the Woods.

Nick, a single, Italian-American marketing executive from New Jersey, routinely visits his four grandparents every Sunday for family dinner since his parents retired and moved to Florida. As their only close relative, Nick's grandparents inundate him with family tradition and lots of food. When Nick announces he is being promoted and moving to Seattle, his grandparents are devastated and quickly concoct a series of hilarious schemes to keep Nick from leaving, including introducing him to the woman of his dreams.

Directed by Brendan Phelan, the play was performed in dlr Mill Theatre from 22 to 26 March 2022.

For more, and some on-stage photos, see the What's On page.

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Gate Theatre

GATE: The Steward of Christendom by Sebastian Barry 20 Jul to 3 Sep 2020

Abbey Theatre

ABBEY: Translations (tour) 16 Aug to 3 Sep 2022

ABBEY: The Rest Rooms 10-14 Sep 2022

ABBEY: Joyce's Women 17 Sep to 15 Oct 2022

ABBEY: Culture Night 23 Sep 2022

ABBEY: A Whistle in the Dark 4 Oct to 5 Nov 2022

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