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SHE KILLS MONSTERS – 3 TO 7 JULY

With only a week left until She Kills Monsters will be on stage in Smock Alley Theatre, we cannot invite you enough to come down and see our play! 

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly.

When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge.

In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

Age Suitability 13+

Written by: Qui Nguyen – By arrangement with Samuel French
Directed by: Dave McGowan, Kate Cosgrave

Cast:
Aaron Fever
Darcy Donnellan Poole
Ellen Nolan
Erin Barclay
Jessy Danner
Martin Casey
Matthew Heywood
Matthew Whitehead
Renée van de Schoor
Tamryn Reinecke
Tonya Swayne

Running time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

3 – 7 Jul | 8 pm | matinee: 2:30 pm on Sat 7th | Main Space | Smock Alley Theatre

NERD QUIZ – She Kills Monsters Fundraiser

You can feel it in the air… Come one, come all and test your wits and geek credentials in the crucible of pint based competition!

In aid of our upcoming production of “She Kills Monster”, performed on Smock Alley Theatre’s Main Space from 3rd – 7th July, we will be hosting a nerd based table quiz next Thursday in Oscars.

A 10 round quiz, based on sci-fi, fantasy and all things geek across every platform! Max. four people to a table, so choose your team wisely.

In addition, we will have some amazing prizes in our raffle! With 2 euro a ticket or 3 for a fiver, we see greatness in your future.

Thursday 21st June | Oscars | 16-18 Fishamble Street (around the corner from Smock Alley Theatre) | €5.00 | Facebook event here

 

 

SHE KILLS MONSTERS

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly.
When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge.

In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

Age Suitability 13+

Written by: Qui Nguyen – By arrangement with Samuel French
Directed by: Dave McGowan, Kate Cosgrave

Cast:
Aaron Fever
Darcy Donnellan Poole
Ellen Nolan
Erin Barclay
Jessy Danner
Martin Casey
Matthew Heywood
Matthew Whitehead
Renée van de Schoor
Tamryn Reinecke
Tonya Swayne

Running time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

3 – 7 Jul | 8 pm | matinee: 2:30 pm on Sat 7th | Main Space | Smock Alley Theatre | Tickets here

WORKSHOP – 15 MAY

“Site-specific theatre is any type of theatrical production designed to be performed at a unique, specially adapted location other than a standard theatre.”

In tomorrow’s workshop, we will be focusing on site-specific theatre, aka theatre on location. In this workshop, you’re invited to research the qualities and possibilities of creating and acting in site-specific theatre. Researching and discovering the impact of a location and your audience on your piece.

“A performance which overtly uses the properties, qualities and meanings found at/on a given site and emphasizes particular images, stories, and events that reveal the complex relationship between ourselves and our physical environment.”

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow. If you’re new, this workshop is free!

Doors 6:45 | Workshop 7 pm | Synge Street CBS

FUN FUN FUNNNNNDRAISER!!!

In what is fast becoming a favorite fundraiser of ours, we are delighted to announce the return of the game night!

Come along and play some of your favorite board games or try a new one! We will have game runners on hand to help you get to grips with your new obsession. Alternatively, bring along one of your own favorites and get the chance to introduce a new group to your dearest game!

Next Thursday the 27th of April in The Teachers Club of Parnell Square from 7.30 PM.

Fiver euro entry with pints available at the bar!

CAST ANNOUNCEMENT

Hey there No Drama Queens!

We are delighted to introduce you to the cast of She Kills Monsters, our upcoming summer production directed by Dave McGowan and his assistant director Krate Cosgrave.

This ingenious comedy is promising to be the highlight of this No Drama term, and oh boy, do we have one amazing cast ready for you (aren’t they cute?).

Please give them a warm No Drama welcome (from left to right):
Tamryn Robyn ReineckeTonya Swayne, Martin Casey, Matthew James HeywoodEllen Nolan, Matthew WhiteheadErin BarclayJessy Danner, Darcy FeverRenée van de Schoor and Aaron Fever.

 

No Drama presents: Neil+1 & Bill and Bob

We are thrilled to invite you to this very special Improv Night.
Back to Back improv, where not one, not two, but three (+1) very talented people will take the stage of Smock Alley’s Boys School.

Founding member, Neil Curran will be blowing us away with his show Neil +1 and on top of that, we welcome the extremely handsome and talented Bill and Bob, aka Shane Robinson and Tamryn Reinecke.

All these festivities are only a few sleeps away! So get your tickets (here) while they’re still hot hot hot!!
29th March | 19:30 | Smock Alley Theatre | The Boys’ School

Neil +1 is a unique improvised theatre show starring Neil Curran and a random audience member. Completely unplanned and improvised, an audience member is invited up on stage and becomes a leading performer in the show! There are no tricks, plants or gimmicks; everything is made up on the spot. What unfolds is an alternative view of the life of the audience member, unfolding through improvised narrative.

Bill and Bob are the improvising duo of Shane Robinson and Tamryn Reinecke. They perform a specific style of improv creating real characters from the quirks of human nature. Exploring these relationships on stage can result in boundless hilarity and other times a melancholy undertone either way it’s always in pursuit of the truth of the moment.

Play Announcent

We hope you’re all safe and stocked up on bread!
‘Cause we have a whole new kind of storm coming your way!

We are super excited to announce our summer production!
Directed by Dave McGowan and assistant director Krate Cosgrave, this summer production will be…..

Keep an eye on the site, for more information regarding the auditions or Dave’s workshop next Tuesday!

OUR NEXT DIRECTOR

We are so so proud to announce the directorial team for our upcoming Summer Production!

For our ten year anniversary play, we have decided to hand the reigns over to one of the founding fathers of this here drama group and there could be no better choice than Dave “Level 7” McGowan! And who could be a better side kick than his Harvey compatriot Ms Kate “Chaotic Good” Cosgrave!

Together they will be taking on Smock Alley Theatre’s Main Stage, in the first week of July.
Auditions will be held in the second half of March.

More details on the auditions and the production will be announced next month.

SO EXCITED!!