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Happy Christmas from walrus santa ( and No Drama)

Santa walrus

.. Or indeed, happy winter festival of your choice from all at No Drama HQ!

We’re finished up for the festive period, after a very successful Shindig and Theatre Lovett workshop (and of course our wonderful Chalk Garden!).

On January 6th We will return with the first of our new year regular workshops, New members welcome (as usual!)

As always questions, suggestions, requests, ideas, scripts, offers of help and cryptic comments should be directed to

We know you probably can’t go for such a long period without your No Drama fix, so here’s a little collection of No Drama videos you can dip into while eat your christmas pudding..

Just a reminder

Workshops returned last week, great to have everyone back after the break. We announced a few things which we’re sharing here now.

– We’re looking for submissions for Director, Production Manager and Assistant Director for our November Production

– We’re introducing a few changes to the way workshops are run to ensure everyone gets the most out of them including split workshops and re-introducing specialised workshops.

– There’s now a submission form for your suggestions to no drama  (there’s also a permanent link at the top of the site)

That’s it for now , more to come in the next E-zine welcome to No Drama (or welcome back as the case may be)and hope to see you all next week!


Gone Fishin’

After the excitement of the five year anniversary bash, we’re on our holidays for the summer. I leave you with an example of the creativity the group inspires!

5 year anniversary Cake..

We’re returning from our summer break for the first workshop of the second half of the year on the 13th of August 7pm in Synge st. CBS.


We’re back for 2013

Hope the festive season has treated you all well and you have had your fill of turkey, mince pies and quality streets! This is a quick announcement to let you all know workshops are resuming after the Christmas break from tomorrow, Tuesday January 8.

If you’re toying with a new years resolution to do something creative, why not pop in to a no drama workshop, your first one is free so you literally have nothing to lose but a little time!

It’s a  great year to join us too ,  we’ll be five years running  this year and we mean to celebrate!

Schools out for summer

Very quick notice to let everyone know we are returning from our summer break for the first workshop of the second half of the year on the 14th of August 7pm in Synge st. CBS.

Additionally all of our members are invited to the AGM which will take place on the 7th of August in Synge st. CBS at 7pm.

Summer Shindig 2012

The Return of the No Drama Shindig – June 2012!!

It’s time for the Summer edition of the Shindig again. In Previous shindigs we have seen Comedy, Drama, Horror, Romance, tragedy, heroes, Super-heroes, Villains, exotic locations, monologues, dialogues, ghosts, devils, dancers and clowns. What will you bring to it this year?

For those who have been missing out to date (shame on you!), the Shindig is no drama’s showcase night where our members direct, rehearse, costume design, makeup design together their own short pieces (approx 15 min each) , these pieces can be almost anything and as the above teaser text might indicate, the potential is limitless.

We’re immensely proud of the Shindig and the opportunity it affords our members, it is always a great night.

In a grand tradition of upping our production values every year, we are holding the next Shindig in a brand new venue on Saturday 30th June in the Pearse Centre!

Submissions date is by 31st May @ 4pm and open to members only so start getting your acts together, see the next no drama e-zine for full details and requirements.

image courtesy of xkcd

Next Production: “Whose Life Is It Anyway?”

Whose Life Is It Anyway?
Whose Life Is It Anyway?




(By Brian Clark)

Dir: Neil Curran

Wednesday May 9th – Saturday May 12th

Sean O’Casey Theatre, East Wall, Dublin

No Drama Theatre will present ‘Whose Life Is It Anyway’, a play that explores the controversial issue of euthanasia, from May 9th – 12th at the Sean O’Casey Theatre, East Wall, Dublin 3.

Set in a hospital room, the action revolves around Ken Harrison, a sculptor by profession, who was paralysed from the neck down (quadriplegia) in a car accident and is determined to be allowed to die. Clark presents arguments both in favour of and opposing euthanasia and to what extent government should be allowed to interfere in the life of a private citizen. In portraying Ken as an intelligent man with a useless body, he leaves the audience with conflicting feelings about his desire to end his life.


In Ireland, it is illegal for a doctor (or anyone) to actively contribute to someone’s death. It is not, however, illegal to remove life support and other treatment (the “right to die”) should a person (or their next of kin) request it – in other words, passive euthanasia is legal.

Voluntary euthanasia is legal in a small number of countries in Europe, including Belgium and the Netherlands, where the process is physician-assisted. In Switzerland, assisted suicide is permitted and is the only country that will allow non-residents access to these services.


Ken Harrison – Kevin O’Flynn
Sister Anderson – Saskia Carroll
Nurse Sadler – Ellen Hallinan
Dr. Emerson – Brian Quinn
Dr. Claire Scott – Sophie Van Het Erve
John – Shane Robinson
Claire Boyle – Pearl O’Rourke
Philip Hill – Alan Rogers
Ms. P Kershaw – Sinead Dunphy
Dr. Travers – Cathal O’Donovan
Dr. Barr – Albin Lahore
Andrew Eden – Harry Walsh
Justice Millhouse – Ken Ryan


Tickets cost €12
01 850 9000

We’re Back!

No Drama Workshops start again this Tuesday 10th January, 6.45 Synge St. CBS.
This weeks workshop is led by Shane Robinson.

All welcome, as usual (your first class is free of charge!).

We’re also be going to be announcing details of audition dates for the next production!

Shindig Congratulations

Congratulations to all our shindig performers, Directors,Writers and organizers for making it a great night!

* Only Visiting
Dir: Shane Robinson
Cast: Justyna Koss, Sophia Isabella

Only Visiting
Only Visiting

* The Storm
Director: Jonathan Shortall
Writer:Christopher O’Regan
Cast: Keith Cooper, Sorcha Hennessy

The Storm
The Storm

* I’ll Never Tell
Director: Declan Ryan
Cast: Ruairi De Burca, Cathal O’Donovan, Stephen Ryan,David Ryan

Ill Never Tell
I'll Never Tell

* Pvt. Wars
Director: Brian Quinn
Cast: Brian Quinn, Dave McGowan

Pvt. Wars
Pvt. Wars

* The Bottle
Director: Neil Curran
cast: Neil Curran

The Bottle
The Bottle

* Inside It Feels The Same
Dir: Shane Robinson
Cast: Saskia Carrol, Erin Hug

Inside it feels the same
Inside it feels the same

* The Wedding Story
Dir: Keith Cooper
Cast: Lina Jalala, Keith Cooper, Ellen Hallinan

The Wedding Story
The Wedding Story

* Avengers Assemble
Director: Brendan Dalton
Writer : Erin Hug
Cast: Joe McCarthy,Sarah Jane Murphy, Damien Holmes

Avengers Assemble!
Avengers Assemble!

* Medium Sized Trouble In Little Big Land
Director: Stephen Ryan
Writer: Stephen Ryan
Cast: Declan Ryan, Maria Dillon, Erin Hug, Cathal O’Donovan

Medium Sized Trouble in Little Big Land
Medium Sized Trouble in Little Big Land

Resurrection Blues


Ressurection Blues
at 8PM
November 15th – 19th 2011
Teachers’ Club, Parnell Sq. Dublin 1

Will you believe HIM?

What will YOU do?

A prisoner who can walk through walls….
a dictator…
a daughter….
moral dilemmas….
the mob mentality….
an American TV crew….

Could this really be the second coming of Christ?
Could we really crucify again?

Ireland has first-hand experience of the dangers of blind belief, be it religious, political or economical
so Arthur Miller’s Resurrection Blues is strangely relevant in Ireland 2011.
No Drama Theatre follows it’s sell out performance of Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy with this controversial
yet comical satirical production.

Have we learned anything in over 2,000 years?

What will YOU do?

No Drama Theatre presents
Arthur Miller’s

Resurrection Blues

Directed by Brian Quinn
November 15th – 19th 2011
Teachers’ Club, Parnell Sq. Dublin 1

Tickets €12 from
An amateur production.
By arrangement with Josef Weinberger Plays Ltd.