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‘Life Begins’ in Bray….and the Kingston Hotel?

Life truly has begun for director Aileen Byrne and the cast of Lua McIlraith’s new play ‘Life Begins at Sixty.’

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Anna Rooney, Mo Hudson, Joanna Troughton, Cyrileen Power & Lua McIiraith are currently applying the finishing touches.

The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that Lua is also acting in the play, competing at this year’s Bray One-Act festival on Thursday 29th, January.

It’s rumoured that Lua’s next mission is to sort out the water crisis. Good luck with that.

If you can’t make the Bray One-Act Festival show – fear not. There is a preview performance at the Kingston Hotel, Dun Laoghaire on Tuesday, 27th January at 8pm – admission €5.00

If we don’t see you at the Mermaid Theatre, why not try the Kingston Hotel for a laugh.

We wish Aileen Byrne and her cast well in what will be a funny and provocative show.

Bray Festival Performance  – Thursday, 29th January.

Booking line 086 8138446 : Click for Mermaid Theatre, Bray booking website.





‘Life Begins at Sixty’ in Bray….

We are delighted to announce that ‘Life begins at Sixty,’ written by our very own Lua McIIraith and directed by Aileen Byrne will compete at this year’s Bray One-Act Festival on Thursday 29th, January.

The cast of Anna Rooney, Mo Hudson, Joanna Troughton, Cyrileen Power & Lua McIlraith will warm up with preview performances, currently being scheduled. Details will appear here shortly.

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Fresh from the recent success  of ‘The Year of the Hiker,’ Alieen Bryne re-enters the directing fray with what promises to be an amusing and poignant production. We wish Aileen and her cast well.

More news to follow.

‘Hiker’ highlights….and thank you.

Dear friends,

Firstly, on behalf of the Committee and members of Dalkey Players, we sincerely thank our friends and patrons for coming out in numbers to support the recent run of ‘The Year of the Hiker’.

Thanks to you, the show was a great success. The tireless work of director Aileen Byrne and her team was complimented, in no small part, by the encouragement of you, our audience. We look forward to your continued support in what promises to be an exciting year ahead.

To all those who contributed to the production; backstage crew, sound and lighting, costume, hair and makeup, front of house, publicity, the management & staff of Dalkey Town Hall and our loyal and knowledgeable audience, a big thank you. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Here are a few highlights from the show by way of a pictorial blog.

Director Aileen Byrne (centre) and cast; Geraldine McGrath, Emma Mulligan, Alan Nuzum, Sharon Nealon, Brian O’Sullivan, Colm Kearns & Rupert Heather.

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Rehearsals begin in earnest. Anyone for soup?

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Aileen’s inspired choice for the backdrop.

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Kieran lights it up.

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Aisling is sound!!!

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Showtime. Nearly ready for that close up…………..

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Joe and Simey. Brotherly love?

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I read the news today, oh boy.

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NO! I won’t do the trousers as well. Freda.

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Mary’s big day.

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The groom gets his priorities right, well kind of.

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The Hiker’s return is greeted with enthusiasm.

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That’s all folks. Please check the site for updates on our up coming productions. Once more, from the Committee and members of Dalkey Players Drama Group – thank you for your support in 2014.

Have a happy and prosperous 2015.