Opening Night Tues 1st September – back in Dalkey!!!!

Our opening night will be on Tuesday September 1st  2015 so we look forward to seeing everybody and outlining the plans for the year.

We are delighted to announce that we are back in Dalkey for this special year and the Harold  Boys School on Patrick Street  have kindly given us rehearsal space on our usual Tuesdays and Thursday 7.30 pm -10.30.

We are actively looking for new members as well as encouraging past members who have not been active with us lately to come back on board. New members does not mean just actors, but anyone interested in Production, Backstage, Lights, Sound, Set building, Costume, Design, Hair and Make up.  No experience needed as you will learn as you go.  Maybe you just want to be part of a group for the social aspect….the bit of craic at rehearsals and the theatre trips to professional productions as well as supporting all our fellow groups in the locality.

With this in mind we held a Meet-up for prospective members in July .We met for coffee in the Tramyard Café in Dalkey and nine people came and we had a very interesting time. There were at least 8 more who could not attend so we will be repeating the Coffee morning on Saturday August 22nd at 11 am.  It is a chance to meet some of the current members in an informal setting and learn about what it is like to be one of us. Please email us if you want to come. dalkeyplayers@gmail.com

New Book Release “The Marshlander Chronicles”

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Roland

Roland in “By the Bog of Cats”2002

We are delighted to report that Roland Evans, a past member, has published his first book. This is a major achievement as Roland has suffered from Motor Neurone disease for the past five years. He does not let this get in the way of things he wants to do i.e. writing a book and all proceeds go to the Motor Neurone Association.  It is available in Dubray Bookshops.

Review by Robert Dunbar published in the Irish Times

“At just under 700 pages and with a cast of more than 70 characters, Roland Evans’s The Marshlander Chronicles (self-published, €15) is, in more than one sense, a good read. A futuristic fantasy with strong contemporary resonance, this is an absorbing novel, packed with environmental concerns, in which we follow a battle, often quite violent, between those who wish to preserve the beauty of a marshland and those who wish to exploit it for commercial gain. Vivid characterisation and a sensuous depiction of the natural world create some vivid writing.”

(Robert Dunbar is a commentator on children’s books)