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

 

40th Anniversary Production

dlr Mill Theatre – 7 to 11 February 2023

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Balally Players opens its 2023 programme, in its 40th year, with a special Anniversary production, 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' by Martin McDonagh.

Prior to his success with 'In Bruges' and the 'Banshees of Inisherin', this was McDonagh's debut play, the work that launched his career and electrified audiences. It introduced the world to McDonagh's darkly comic style, at times hilarious, at times vicious.

First produced by the Druid Theatre Company in 1996 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' tells the story of spinster Maureen Folan, trapped in a dysfunctional relationship with her scheming and manipulative mother Mags, in a rundown cottage in the wilds of Connemara. Will Maureen's last chance at love have a happy ending? Not if Mags can help it.

With 'Banshees of Inisherin' hotly tipped for Oscar glory, Mill audiences have the opportunity to experience McDonagh's black humour in the flesh.

The show starts at 8pm each night and tickets (€18/€16) are available from the thaetre Box Office on 01-296 9340, or the dlr Mill Theatre website. All tickets for the Preview on 7 February 2023 are on sale for €16.

See the What's On page for more information.

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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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Gate Theatre

GATE: PIAF by Pam Gems until 4 Feb 2023

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ABBEY: The Weir until 14 Jan 2023

ABBEY: Classics Now 28 Jan 2023

ABBEY: Tales from the Holywell 30 Jan to 18 Feb 2023

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