Quiz Night

Thursday 15 September 2022

Quiz NightClick the image to open the Calendar for a map on the September 2022 page.

The Quiz Night on that Thursday night in the middle of September was, as promised, the best craic €10 could possibly buy you!

Our pub quiz extraordinaire was back with a bang in Dundrum House, with fabulous raffle prizes and more brain teasing questions than you could shake a stick at!

Everyone who came to join a team on the night enjoyed a great early start to the weekend!



Auditions held at Open Night (6 Sept)

Four shows for Autumn/Winter programme

AuditionsSt. Tiernan’s Community School, Dundrum.

As the summer drew to a close, it was time to pull on the theatrical boots again and get involved in the very busy Balally Players programme for this Autumn and Winter.

The Committee welcomed many members and guests to our Open Night at 7:30pm on Tuesday 6 September in St. Tiernan's School.

The plans for the next few months, and well into next year, include three plays and our ever-popular variety show for the festive season, 'Christmas at Marlay'.

  • Purple Squirrel – a one-act play written and directed by Sean T Daly.
  • A Thousand Deaths – a one-act play written by John Clancy. Directed by Joanne Keane.
  • Christmas at Marlay – our seasonal variety show, directed by Teresa Dempsey.
  • The Beauty Queen of Leenane – a full-length play written by Martin McDonagh and sirected by Declan Rudden.

For further detais about these productions and lots more information, see the Autumn Newsletter, which was sent to members who are on the mailing list. You can read a copy here in the Newsletter Archive.



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Balally Players Member Events

What's planned throughout the year (Sep to Jun)

Event Calendar A summary of the main group activities that are planned for the next six months and a record of the previous six months.

Most of the events and activities organised by the group are listed in the Calendar of Events.

To keep up to date, and transfer the details into your own diary, keep an eye on the calendar, which is updated each month.

The categories of entries in the calendar include Performances and Member Events. For some of the bigger shows, if the production team chooses to use the calendar, it will also include dates for rehearsals.


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Some useful resources from the Links page

For more useful places to visit on the Internet, including maps for rehearsal venues, see the Links page.


dlr Mill Theatre - Front of House volunteers needed

Mill Theatre

In return for access to the facilities at the dlr Mill Theatre for specified periods each year, the amateur drama groups in the areas around Dundrum provide volunteer support for Front of House. Several members of Balally Players give some of their time each month. To share the workload as evenly as possible, there is a need for volunteers to admit the audience and show them to their seats, if necessary.


If you can give one evening each month to help at the theatre (from 7:20pm), please contact Shona Ashmore, or Kate Canning through the dlr Mill Theatre office on 01-296 9340.

Annual Subscriptions — a little goes a long way

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Keeping our growing programme and group alive and well requires the modest subscription associated with membership. It also covers the insurance that each member must have before they can be permitted to participate in staged events.

Full details on the cost of membership are in the Frequently Asked Questions section of the About page and Treasurer, Seán T. Daly, can answer any questions about the Annual Subscription payable by each member of the group and accept payment, when in attendance at rehearsals and events. Alternatively, you can contact the Treasurer using the following email address: balallyplayerstreasurer @ gmail.com

Mailing List

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In addition to a record of all current, paid-up members of the group (maintained by the Treasurer), Balally Players also manages a Mailing List using the services of MailChimp.com Members of the general public can subscribe or unsubscribe using the 'Join Our Mailing List' option on the Home or Contact pages. The mailing list is used to distribute emails either to Members only, or also to anyone who wishes to hear about forthcoming productions and other topics related to the group's activities and interests. It is also used to send SMS text messages to Members and sometimes to anyone who has taken the option to include their mobile phone number.

All Members should ensure that their current email address and their mobile phone number are on the list. You can check and/or change your contact details by using the 'Join Our Mailing List' option. You should also notify the Treasurer of any change to your contact details.

Search the Site

This search facility will find references to plays, people or anything else within the pages of this website. It's great for searching past performances, newsletters or text within PDF files anywhere on our website.

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You may also use Google to find items, but it may not include recent entries if they were posted since the last time that Google scanned and indexed the site.

Calendar of Events

A calendar showing key dates such as group Performances and Member Events is kept up to date monthly throughout the active period of the year (Sept to June). It may also have details on some rehearsals and other events.

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You can enter text above or use the Google Custom Search box at the end of this page to find references to plays, people or anything else within the pages of this website.

Recent Productions

For a complete list of all group performances and links to more information on some, visit the Productions section.

Newsletter Archive

Copies of newsletters sent to Members in the past are stored in the Newsletter Archive. The files are in PDF format with additional text versions of some of the newsletters.

Picture Galleries

Photographs taken at some productions and events are stored on the SmugMug.com site, some of which can be downloaded in various sizes. To see all of the available galleries of images, visit www.balally.smugmug.com For a guide to getting copies of the pictures, follow the link below to a PDF document about SmugMug with an illustrated set of instructions about Downloading Photos.

YouTube Channel

Follow this link to the Balally Players YouTube Channel. The video produced as part of the 30th Anniversary celebrations in June 2013 is located there.


The link to our Facebook page is facebook.com/BalallyPlayers


The link to us on Twitter is twitter.com/BalallyPlayers