Category Archives: Production

Catching up

Apologies for the lack of updates here folks, we’ve been incredibly busy trying to pick plays and hunting for directors and generally being so up to our eyeballs we’ve not been able to keep up.

We’ve got a couple of big announcements which have been posted elsewhere but we include here for completeness!

Next Production – Ecstasy by Irving Walsh (Adapted by Keith Wyatt)
After a very difficult review process the next production has been announced and audition notices sent out.

Ecstasy is an adaptation of a short story from the novel Ecstasy called the undefeated:
“The longest story, The Undefeated, presents slice-of-life episodes from the lives of two recreational drug users. Lloyd, an aging clubber, begins to question his life and considers the possibility of falling in love. Housewife Heather leaves her Dire Straits-loving suburban husband and starts a new life amongst the rave scene, where she meets Lloyd”
(Intandem attached to Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy).

The Director has also been chosen for Ecstasy, Dave McGowan who will be documenting his experiences on this blog. If you’re interesting in performing you can post a comment below and we’ll contact you with details.

expect a follow up post on how else you can get involved.
John Cremer Guest appearance at Laughalot!

LAUGHALOT IMPROV is honoured to be joined by improvisation legend JOHN CREMER (all the way from the UK) for one night only this Thursday March 10th.

Founder of Brighton’s multi-award winning comedy improv. group ‘The Maydays’ and Fellow of ‘The Professional Speakers Association’, John Cremer is not only renowned for performing and teaching comedy improvisation, he’s even published books on it!

No Drama went to TedFest

LAUGHALOT IMPROV. (No Drama Theatre’s Comedy Improv. Team) were invited to perform at this year’s Tedfest, the annual Father Ted festival held on the Aran Islands. This is the first year that the festival will feature improv. and in keeping with the spirit of the festival the group were be billed as “The Unscriptured”.

Neil Curran,Maria Dillon,Ruari DeBurca and Declan Ryan did NoDrama Proud as did Alan Rogers who while not technically performing became a minor celebrity as Fr. Darth Vader while on the island.

Mailing List

We’ve updated our Mailing list, to make sure you don’t miss all the latest and greatest announcements and to gain access to the announcements archive be sure to join the list at http://groups.google.com/group/nodramatheatre

If you’re having trouble signing up drop us an email at contact@nodramatheatre.com

Terry Pratchett’s® ‘Wyrd Sisters’


NoDrama presents Terry Pratchetts ® Wyrd Sisters
No Drama Theatre presents Terry Pratchett's ® Wyrd Sisters

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for…

Tickets have now gone on sale for No Drama Theatre’s amateur production of

Terry Pratchett’s ®

Wyrd Sisters

3rd – 6th November, 7:30PM.

Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square West.

Adapted by Stephen Briggs.

Directed by Patrick O’Callaghan.

Asst. Director: Lisa Towell.

Allow us to escort you to a world beyond your wildest imagination……

Magic…..

Mystery……

Kings…..

Murders…..

Cover ups…..

Witches….

Spells…..

Rustles in the forest……….

…..Discworld®

A funfair for Pratchett fans.

An awakening for newcomers.

Cast:

ANN HOGAN as Granny Weatherwax

MARIA DILLON as Nanny Ogg

ELLEN HALLINAN as Magrat Garlick

BRENDAN DALTON as Verence

DAVE FLEMING as Leonal Felmet

RACHEL BYNRE as Lady Felmet

DECLAN RYAN as Vitoller

SHANE ROBINSON as Fool

JOE KEARNEY, as Tomjon

DAMIEN HOLMES as Hwel

CATHAL O’DONOVAN as Sergeant

CARL FINNEGAN as Demon

Tickets €15 (plus a tiny booking fee) available from http://tinyurl.com/WyrdSisters

Come dressed as your favourite Discworld character to join us in the magic.

‘Terry Pratchett ’ and ‘Discworld’ are registered trademarks.

Electric Picnic Show ——— Back On!

Unfortunately ‘Love, Hate, Whatever’ will not be perfomed at Electric picnic as advertised.

We have had word this morning from the organisers that they have had to cut a number of acts from the Theatre tent for organisational reasons.

While this is sad news, rest assured that we will arrange a public performance of Love, Hate, Whatever in the near future as soon as we can arrange a venue. Watch this space.

Forget what we said, We’ve just recieved confirmation from Electric Picnic organisers to say the Show Will Go On!

Audition Time Again!

Next Production [ subject to license]

No Drama is delighted to call to auditions for it’s next production: Terry Pratchett’s ‘Wyrd Sisters’ [subject to license]. These will take place next Tuesday, August 24th at our usual home, Synge St Boys CBS, from 6pm – 10pm.

Everybody interested in auditioning and who is also a full member* of No Drama Theatre then email wyrdsistersnodrama@gmail.com to book your audition, receive the audition sheets and all other Wyrd related information. Call backs will be on Wednesday, August 25th.

If you can’t make it Tuesday, there will be some audition slots available before or after Monday’s workshop (the 23rd) but you must let us know by Sunday evening if you need to avail of them.

Rehearsals start next Sunday, August 29th and will run 2-3 days a week (between weekdays and weekends) until the productions starts on November 3rd – 6th. Potential cast must be available for the entire rehearsal schedule.

Go on, be WYRD! Continue reading Audition Time Again!

Final Curtain on Me and My Friend / Old Saybrook

Our run of Me and My Friend and Old Saybrook in Smock Alley has wrapped.

Big thanks to everyone who was involved in making it the success that it was.

The Cast and Crew, everyone who got involved in doing promotion and production work, our directors, the very helpful staff at the Smock Alley and of course the audiences without whom it would not have been possible.

Sad to see it end but rest assured that we’ll start work on the next production very shortly.