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The Cast of The Chalk Garden

We are delighted to announce that The Chalk Garden has now been cast.
Rehearsals have begun and we are looking forward to putting on a great show in November.
The cast is:

Ms. Madrigal – Louise Dunne
Laurel – Caoimhe Cooke
Ms. St. Maugham – Tríona Keane
Olivia – Elaine Reynolds
Maitland – Adam Walsh
Judge – Robert Byrne
Nurse – Fiona Monahan
2nd applicant – Deirdre O’Shea
3rd applicant – Tamryn Reinecke

No Drama’s next production is…

The Chalk Garden by Enid Bagnold.

We are delighted to announce that The Chalk Garden will take to the stage of the Sean O’Casey Theatre on the week starting the 24th of November with Dan McCormack as Director and Johnny Shortall as Assistant Director. Daniel O’Brien will act as Producer with Kieron Connolly taking the reins as Production Manager.

Auditions will be held at Synge Street CBS, Synge Street, Dublin 8, on the following dates:

• Thursday, 11th September, 7pm.
• Sunday, 14th September, 3pm.

There are some truly challenging roles for women and men in this production and we hope to see as many as possible at our auditions.

We would ask that all those interested please let us know by either sending us a message on Facebook or by emailing Please also indicate which audition you will be attending.
If you don’t get time to send an email, or if you end up making a last minute decision to attend, don’t worry! The audition doors will be open to all.

Texts will be provided at the audition. You won’t need to learn off the provided text, merely familiarise yourself with it. We want to see your understanding of the text and the tonal changes of the character in the given scene through your performance. Furthermore, good luck and enjoy it!

More details about the story and characters of The Chalk Garden can be found by following this link.


No Drama will hold its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 8th of July in Synge Street CBS at 7pm.

This a chance for our members to find out what happens behind the scenes and also air any issues or ask the Committee any questions.

Because of the AGM (and our Summer break) there will be no workshop next Tuesday (or any Tuesday until the end of August).

The Cast of Rope

We are delighted to announce that Rope has now been cast.
Rehearsals have begun and we are looking forward to putting on a great show in 10 weeks time.

And the cast is:

  • Brandon – Greg Freegrove
  • Granillo – Nikhil Dubey
  • Rupert – Dan McCormack
  • Leila – Tamryn Reinecke
  • Raglan – Conor Taaffe
  • Sir Johnstone – John Fox
  • Mrs Debenham – Tríona Keane
  • Sabot – Adam Walsh


We would like to announce that our next production will be “Rope” by Patrick Hamilton.

This production will take place in the Player’s Theatre in Trinity College over the week starting the 19th of May with Cathal O’Donovan as Director and Declan Ryan as Assistant Director.

To register your interest in auditioning and get the Audition pack send a note to the director by emailing with the subject line “Audition Interest”. Auditions are likely to take place on Tuesday 25th Feb and Sunday 2nd March. Please state your preference for which day you would like to audition.

Production roles are also available, to register your interest please send a note to the Production Manager, Daniel O’Brien, by sending an email to with the Subject line :”Production Interest”. Presently we are interested in filling the roles of Stage Manager and Set Designer as a matter of priority but applications for all other roles are welcome.

Watch this space for more details!