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Cast announcement – seminar


Lads it has been a year, let’s be honest, it really has, and we have so very badly missed our productions and giving you a show, so…

Without further ado, we are so delighted, excited and GIDDY to announce to you the insanely talented cast for our next production of “Seminar” written by Theresa Rebeck, directed by Corinna Reichle and assistant director Sean Coyle.

Due to the ongoing situation – that we shall not talk about – we couldn’t take a current photo of times when people actually touched each other, so we had to use one from the archives…when group photos were a thing, imagine that.

(From left to right)

Jane Tuohy

Greg Freegrove

John Lawler

Sorcha Herlihy

Andrei Callanan

Thank you to everyone who auditioned, you all did an amazing job, considering the unprecedented circumstances.

Keep an eye on our socials and website for more info on “Seminar”

Date & Venue – TBC but rehearsals are underway, so wear your masks, get your vac’s so we can all see you on the stage!

No Drama’s next director

We have sooooome news for you!!

We are thrilled to announce to you, the directorial team of this year’s winter production. Welcoming the wonderful Ms. Corinna Reichle to the director’s chair. She will not go along without her partner in crime, please join us in welcoming the Assistant Director Mr. Sean Coyle to the team!

Together they will whether the pandemic and bring to us….. Seminar!!! A wonderful production that will be presented to you in early 2021.

Four aspiring writers paid $5,000 each for a ten-week writing seminar with international literary figure Leonard. His unorthodox teaching style soon pits the classmates against each other: some flourish under his version of tough love, while other flounder with self-doubt. As tensions arise and romance falls, they clash over their writing, their relations and their futures.

Round one auditions are held through self tape! Deadline: 27th of November 2020.

Message us at: for more info! x


What some good news on a rainy day??

The next No Drama production will be “Seminar”, a dark comedy by Theresa Rebeck that was first performed in 2011.

The play is set in present Day New York and follows four aspiring writers – Kate, Martin, Douglas and Izzy – who have paid $5,000 each for a ten-week writing seminar with international literary figure Leonard. Leonard’s unorthodox teaching style soon pits the classmates against each other: some of them flourish under his version of tough love, while others flounder with self-doubt. As tensions arise and romance falls, they clash over their writing, their relations, and their futures.


– Kate – 30s to 40s, American accent (Upper West Side, New York) preferred.

– Martin – 30s – 40s, American accent (generic/ New York) preferred.

– Leonard – mid 40s – mid 60s

– Douglas – late 20s – mid 40s

– Izzy – 20s, possibly ethnical

We purposefully don’t give much information about the characters, as this is a play about “normal” people, and we really want to see and give each actor the chance to interpret their role on their own. The age is more a guideline as to the age gap between Leonard and the class (and Izzy and the rest of the class) is kind of important. But don’t be thrown off, if you feel you are right for the part, please do audition for it. There is makeup and costume after all.

Audition Process

As we’re still in the midst of a lock-down, auditions will be via self-tape and call-backs possibly through zoom.

Everyone who is interested in auditioning please send an email with your preferred character to, and we will be sending you the full script and further audition notes.

Reading the full script is not mandatory at all, but certainly helps to form the character.

You can audition for as many characters as you wish but have to send a separate tape for each of them, each tape should not exceed 8 minutes.

Couple Auditions

Though through Covid regulations we will have to keep the social distance on stage, there are some intimate scenes in the play that can possibly go to a real-life couple or people who live in the same household and are comfortable portraying a couple on stage. (Kissing is scripted but definitely not mandatory for the parts!) Possible Couple Auditions are Martin/Izzy



But of course, everyone can audition for these parts, couple or not.

Deadline for Auditions is Friday, the 27th of November.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch at either or

We are super excited for this production and looking forward to receiving your lovely tapes


the next director

Good evening beautiful people, just in case you missed our winter production announcement at our Shindig after-party- here it is…in writing!

A woman of such talent, wit, humour, intelligence and comedic timing like no other needs no introduction, but here it is anyway because dammmn we are beyond excited for this! This year’s winter production, will be directed by the one and only – Corinna Reichle! Hi – it’s me. she’s natural.she’s approachable.she is just like one of you.

Corinna has been a member of No Drama Theatre for the past 4 years. She started out as a loyal workshop-attendee (and the pub-after-goer… remember the pub after a workshop?); then soon began helping out backstage at No Drama Shows.

She has written, directed and performed in several of the Shindigs and the (BYO) Monologue Nights and had the pleasure of facilitating a couple of the No Drama Workshops. In 2018 she developed her 10-minute Shindig piece „Insomnia“ further and took it to Smock Alley Theatre’s Scene + Heard Festival.

Outside of No Drama Theatre, Corinna has worked as (Assistant) Stage Manager and Assistant Director for several productions around Dublin and just came back from Assistant Directing two plays in Berlin. Before they locked down.

She finished the Advanced Performance Course in the Gaiety School of Acting and an Introduction to the Meisner Technique and is currently in her third and final year of studying Theatre Performance in Inchicore College for Further Education.

After having been Assistant Director for No Drama’s last main production „Gaslight“ in winter 2019 she is now super happy to have been selected Director for this one. In such strange and unprecedented times, too.

It’s going to be a bit different, but she is up for all the challenges the Corona-Pandemic will be throwing at this production and is looking forward to get her amazing crew and euphoric cast assembled.

There you have it folks, get excited, get involved, get READY.

Because we definitely are 😉

The show will in fact, go ON!🎭

‘Gaslight’ – Review

By Ciaran Milton

No Drama’s Gaslight at Smock Alley is highly recommended.

In one sense the staging of this play could not be more timely, given that its title has now become a byword for gender-skewed manipulation and bullying. In another sense it is a treat to watch a straight up stage-thriller from the forties performed so adroitly and, in a wise choice, without any ironic winks to the modern audience.

The cast are so game and committed that Patrick Hamilton’s plot mechanics are allowed to ratchet to their inevitable conclusion.

Elizabeth Ann Doyle is excellent as Bella Manningham, vulnerable to the exploitations of her husband – a schemer of mysterious intent who from the outset undermines her sense of worth and sanity – but maybe not as vulnerable as we think.

Philip Arneill as her gimlet eyed husband (and our evening’s antagonist) eyes his surroundings and anyone in his orbit with the right balance of entitlement, greed and, inevitably, fear.

Declan Ryan brings levity and charm to the occasionally oleaginous role of Detective Rough, the spanner in Mr. Manningham’s works.

The production is a huge success, and a wonderful thriller to be engrossed in for the evening.

And No Drama stalwarts Helen McGrath and Siobhan Hickey make sure-footed work of the roles of the maids caught in the proxy snares of the house – Elizabeth meaning only to work for both their benefit, but Nancy clearly eyeing the sides for her advantage.

Tickets: €15 | €12 student/OAP/unwaged concession

Tickets available from

No Drama Theatre presents ‘Gaslight’ by Patrick Hamilton

​The lights go down…the truth comes out!

Set against the backdrop of Victorian London in the late 19th century, Gaslight tells the tale of Bella Manningham: a gentle, devoted wife who believes that she is slowly going mad.

Each night, as her husband leaves the house to attend to business, she hears strange noises in the attic…

A gripping tale of suspense, thrills and the pursuit of truth!

Written by: Patrick Hamilton
Directed by: Malcolm Bolton, Corinna Reichle

Cast: Declan Ryan, Elizabeth Ann Doyle, Helen McGrath, Philip Arneill & Siobhán Hickey

Producer​: ​Elaine Carroll
Production Manager​: ​Jonathan Shortall

Tickets: €15 | €12 student/OAP/unwaged concession

3 – 7 Dec | 8pm | Boys’ School
3pm Matinee | 7 Dec | Boys’ School

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No Drama Theatre presents ‘Kate Crackernuts’

Kate’s sister Anne, a ravishing beauty, wakes up one morning to discover a sheep’s head on her shoulders instead of her own.

Thus begins the journey of the ever-practical Kate in her quest to return Anne to her former glory, a journey sidetracked by Kate’s obsession with saving a slim raver-boy from a nasty little addiction.

Based loosely and lyrically on the Scottish fairy tale “Kate Crackernuts”.

Running time : 105 mins including an interval
Recommended for ages 16+ 

WRITTEN BY: Sheila Callaghan
DIRECTED BY: Kate Cosgrave

9 – 13 Jul | 7:30pm | Main Space

Tickets available from


We are delighted to invite you to Smock Alley’s Scene + Heard 2019 festival!

No Drama Theatre is proud to present ‘Haven’, as part of Smock Alley Theatre’s Scene + Heard festival.

Confined to a new sanctuary, trepidation reigns. There is only one way out: obey the commands and play the game.

Written by: Jonathan Shortall
Directed by: Renée van de Schoor
Produced by: Louise Dunne
Assistant Director: Elaine Carroll
Cast: Peter Blennerhassett + Lesley Ann Reilly

We will share the Smock Alley Theatre Main Space with Commons Collective in partnership with Firedoor Theatre.


New Year’s Sea – Commons Collective in partnership with Firedoor Theatre

Rebecca is thrown into a sea of chaos, wrestling with her mind in the undertow. A piece that intertwines text, movement, music and multimedia into a lyrical image of a woman’s battle with the unknown.

Written + Directed by: Jack Beglin
Produced by: Marta Callava
Cast: Sarah Niland, Sebastian Stephenson, Sarah O’Meara
Set Design by: Danny Kelly
Lighting + Sound by: Sean Hegarty
Photography, PR + Marketing by: Misha Beglin

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

No Drama Theatre is proud to present:                                                          The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance                                                                – Directed by Declan Ryan

A young scholar from New York travels West in search of a new life. He arrives, beaten and half-dead, on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home as he finds the love of a local woman.
This love gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead?

Dave Curran as Ransome Foster
Sorcha Herlihy as Hallie Jackson
Shane Robinson as Bert Barricune
Theo Dennisson as Liberty Valance
Edward Dixon as Jim ‘The Reverend’ Moston
Martin Casey as Marshal Johnson
Sarah Lenihan as Jane Dewitt
Annette Burns as The Narrator

Assistant directed by Malcolm Bolton
With original soundtrack by Martin Casey

Smock Alley Boys’ School | 22nd – 26th Jan 7.30pm
Matinee Saturday 26th 2.30pm                                                                    Tickets here