Due to COVID-19 and restrictions here in Ireland, Dalkey Players has been meeting on Zoom. And now, we have an exciting range of plays that have been written in-house.
It’s great to showcase the talent the group has, especially during these trying times. And so, we will be showing these productions online, if “real-life” theatre is still out of the question as we move through to 2021.
DALKEY TOWN HALL
TUESDAY 25TH – FRIDAY 28TH FEBRUARY 2020 • 8.00PM
What it’s about:
The Power of Memory to Triumph Over Death: In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl re-imagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine
Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.
Ms. Ruhl’s quirky contemporary meditation on a much-meditated-upon story has some of the subliminal potency of music, the head-scratching surprise of a modernist poem and the cockeyed allure of a surrealist painting. It’s pretty funny, too.
Who’s in it? Dermot Byrne, Sarah Coughlan, Maria Fitzgerald, Fiona Keane, Alice Meehan, Alan Nuzum, Conall O’Bealóin with Siobhan Caskie, Barry Donaldson, Emma Mulligan and Brian Nutley .
TICKETS TUESDAY €10.00 • WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY €15.00 BOOKINGS 087 991 9261 • ON-LINE HERE OR IN THE TOWN HALL
All-Ireland Festival Dates: 25th – 28th February Dalkey Town Hall 1st March Castleblayney Drama Festival 6th March Ballinamore Drama Festival 7th March Roscommon Drama Festival 12th March Mountmellick Drama Festival 13th March Kiltyclogher Drama Festival 19th March Claremorris Drama Festival 27th March Glenamaddy Drama Festival 28th March Cavan Drama Festival
Dalkey Players are delighted to present a wonderful night of theatre featuring one of our home grown acts, GROWING OLD (DIS) GRACEFULLY by the fantastic Lua McIlraith, which has shown to full houses across the country with roaring success. And THE PROPOSAL a one-act play written by Chekov and directed by newcomer Luke Treacy.
This show is one night only, so don’t miss you chance!
TICKETS ARE €10 EACH and availble though our booking line:
It begins with the ducking of a witch and ends with a flood; in between you will experience Helen Edmundson’s adaptation of George Eliot’s 1860 novel
The Mill on the Floss
The Mill on the Floss is a work of startling sadness. It is one of the most affecting stories of family loss, tragedy and the sheer meaness of fate.
Maggie Tulliver, is the daughter of a miller in the English midlands. Like many nineteenth century literary girls, her intelligence and emotional capacity outflank those of her family and this causes problems. She is devoted to her brother Tom but he is hopelessly limited in his understanding. Maggie turns to Philip Wakem, who is the son of a local lawyer. Disaster strikes their relationship as Mr Tulliver and Wakem find themselves enemies over a legal dispute that leaves Tulliver bankrupt.
In the rising floodwaters you see very mixed emotions of a woman trapped and doomed by the expectations of a society suspicious of an intelligent woman who thinks and feels too much for her own good at that time…….
Edmundson’s adaptation re-imagines Eliot’s novel by having three different actors play the heroine Maggie. The three actors play distinct and sometimes contradictory facets of Maggie’s character, at times sharing the performing space and interacting with each other. The device of the three Maggies expresses the heroine’s emotional conflict, with number one arguing for impetuous passion against number two’s moral restraint as number three is drawn into a relationship with her cousin’s wooer.
Directed by Emma Jane Nulty, this intensely moving dramatisation of The Mill on the Floss is inventive yet simple. The Cast of 8 play 17 characters. The setting is abstract with an emphasis on physical movement in order to depict the story.
Over 40 Years of Award-Winning Amateur Drama
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