Dalkey Players Patrons: Thank-you very much for your support

A big Thank-you to the following patrons for supporting Dalkey Players:

Hugh Leonard’s “Da” – Dalkey Town Hall – Tues 15th to Fri 18th Nov @8pm


Following our 2016 All Ireland Drama Festival Runner- up success, Dalkey Players invite you to come and support our Autumn Production.

The talented cast includes 2016 award winners Alan Nuzum (winner of 4 best supporting actor awards this year) John Walsh one of our longest standing members, Alan Stewart, ( 2 One Act  acting awards)  plus stalwart members Geraldine McGrath, Colm Kearns, Cyrileen Power plus newcomers Emmet Driver and Roisin Scully .

Hugh Leonard would have been 90 years old in November this year, so his Tony Award winning Play DA” seemed an appropriate way to bring him back to his roots. We look forward to seeing you and some friends during the run.


Congratulations to Bridge Players – All Ireland Champions 2016 !!!!

Our congratulations to Bridge Drama Group on their superb win with ‘Lost in Yonkers’ – All Ireland Champions 2016!

Thank you to all the Festival Committee, Gayle and Tommy in the Dean Crowe – not forgetting the wonderful audience – Your support, help and enthusiasm made our time in Athlone a truly amazing experience.

Also thanks to Padraig McIntyre – we are thrilled to be RUNNERS UP 2016!

Congratulations too to our own Maria Bruce on winning Best Actress and Barry Donaldson on winning Best Stage Lighting and to all our director cast and crew!!!


Video of Gala Night Awards Ceremony

RTE Nationwide on Wed 27th April, (13:30 mins) visiting rehearsals and Maria for tea!

Summary of adjudication for “Jane Eyre”

Maria Winner

                                Maria Diamond Bruce – Best Actress 2016

Dalkey Performances prior to Athlone Finals


Prior to Dalkey Players’ performance of “Jane Eyre” at the RTE All Ireland Drama Festival in Athlone, there will be 2 performances at Dalkey Town Hall on

Monday 2nd May & Tuesday 3rd May at 8pm

Bookings: 087 991 9261

As the Athlone performance is sold out, this will be the last chance to see this fantastic production, which has won 5 festivals, come 2nd in 2, and won multiple other awards enroute. If you haven’t seen it, don’t miss it! If you have, please tell all your friends how brilliant it is!

Festival Wins!!

We are delighted to share the results of the 8 Festivals in which we participated and to thank once more all who supported us and sponsored us along the way. Thanks also to all the Festivals for their wonderful hospitality. This means that we have qualified for the Finals of the 2016 RTE All-Ireland Drama Festival in Athlone!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Results from the 8 FestivalsAwardsRecipients
Second place2
Best Overall Play of Festival2
Best Director5Emma Jane Nulty
Best Visual Presentation1The Crew and set designers
Best Set2Emma Jane Nulty and David Butler
Best Lighting and Sound5Barry Donaldson, Tom McMahon and  Emma Jane Nulty
Best Actress4Maria Bruce 3     Maura Lavelle 1
Best Actor3Dermot Byrne
Best Supporting Actress3Mo Hudson 2       Maura Lavelle 1
Best Supporting Actor4Alan Nuzum
Acting Certificate of Merit1Maura Lavelle
Best moments in Theatre2For the improvisation of a wheelchair from a bicycle wheel   and The Horse aka Alan Nuzum
Best Actress3Mo Hudson Maura Lavelle and  Maria Bruce
Best Actor1Dermot Byrne
Best supporting Actress1Maura Lavelle
Best supporting Actor1Alan Nuzum
Best Stage Crew1Emma Mulligan  Siobhan Caskie

And below, a taster from the last few weeks….

Jayne Mad Maria ripping the veil


What an experience it’s been for our Jane Eyre cast and crew!!! Eight festivals in 13 nights and so far, 3 wins and 2 seconds, plus multiple acting and other awards! Results from final 3 festivals due this weekend, so watch this space. Thanks a million to all our amazing supporters and sponsors – we couldn’t have done it without you!!!!


Cast 2


Mary Shiv