Category Archives: Shindig


Lads we are SUPER excited for our Virtual Autumn Shindig this Saturday 31st October (Spooookayyyy) 🎃

How AWESOME are our graphics from the amazing and talented @tnk1692 ☠

We have so many incredible performances and pieces for you all to see and we will be announcing them during the week so keep an eye out on our socials! 👀

ALSO, we have included some gorgeous Halloween shindig tricks and treats for you guys on our newsletter (Link below!) from how to make the perfect beverages and goodies to decor and the rest!! It will make your shindig Halloween viewing night a spooky spectacular event!

Newsletter Link:…/a-shindig-viewing-guide-special-e…

More details to follow so keep your creepers peeled!

No Drama Spring Shindig

Here it is! The first No Drama Shindig of the decade!

Date: Saturday 22nd of February.
Doors: 7pm
Show: 7.30pm
Tickets: €10 (available on the door; includes a free raffle ticket)
After party: Ruin Bar (from 10pm)

Performances on the night include:

‘The Human Dojo’
Written by Marco Fornaro

‘Work in progress’
Witten by Alejandro Nikilson

‘The Singer’
Written by Sean Coyle

‘Parting Old Friends’
Written by Padraig Costello

Written by Jane White

‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’
Written by Noel Murphy

‘ADigging Christmas’
Written by Loui Vangelder

‘Cake II’
Written by Ciaran Treanor

‘Indulgent Derivative Drivel: A Documentary Disappointment’
Written by Peter Blennerhassett

No Drama Theatre Winter Shindig

Hear ye, hear ye!!

The No Drama Winter Shindig takes place this Saturday 2nd of November!

Where: The Pearse Centre
When: Doors at 6.45pm
Tickets: €10 (available on the door)

We have some amazing original pieces in store for you! The writers, directors and actors have been working away for the last few weeks polishing their pieces and are ready to present to you!

And, you know what, there will be drinks afterwards! Come to the show to know where and when for the frolics!

Pop it in your diary and we fupping cannae wait to see y’all!

The Easter Shindig!

Shindig Shindig Shindig!

It’s Shindig time!!

Ok so the Shindig is where No Drama members get to showcase their writing, directing and acting skills in the intimate surrounds of the Pearse Centre for one night only… the 13th April… A Saturday… because we all love a good theatrical Saturday.

If you have a piece of writing, please submit to this week.

If you are interested in directing one of the pieces please put your hand up by emailing
And if you would like to act in one of the pieces let us know asap that you are interested by… you guessed it… emailing

Thanks everyone, looking forward to hearing from you all.
– No Drama Shindig Team


No Drama Theatre biannual Shindig is coming our way. On Saturday 3rd of November, we will gather in The Pearse Centre for an evening of short pieces written, directed and/or performed by our members.

Only a short few weeks from now and we are giving you a chance to get your piece, cast, and crew ready for this showcase night.

For those of you who have never had the pleasure, the shindig is your chance to get up on stage and act in a scripted (or improvised) piece in front of a welcoming audience as part of a collection of pieces from members. Ask anyone who has performed in one before and they will tell you how much fun it is!

To secure your spot, get in touch with us at and tell us your brilliant idea or how you would like to partake, acting, directing or helping out backstage.

Please Note: all written submission must be in via email by no later than Friday 19th October for consideration of a place in the Shindig.

3rd November| €5.00 | Pearse Centre | 27 Pearse street.


You read that right my peoples, the shindig is all grown up, is strapping on its most tightest skirt and is hitting the Project Arts Centre!
This Saturday the 2nd of December no less!

And we have a line up fit for our new location. The improviest of improv, the dramatiest of the dramatic and the rapiest of rap (you heard us!).
So please please come along and show you support for newbies, veterans and everyone in between who will be showing what No Drama is all about in 2017!

Tickets: 10 Euro flat free
Where: The Project Arts Centre (we told you about that right?), 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
When: This Saturday doors at 7:30 PM, show starts 7:45 PM sharp

Summer Shindig

It’s that time of the year again – time for a hefty helping of Shindig-goodness, this time around we have a packed schedule full of thrills, spills and epic excitement, and all for the princely sum of €5, sure what else wold you be doing with your Saturday night?

Summer Shindig! is here

Poster for Summer Shindig 2016

No Drama is proud to present our summer Shindig! An evening to showcase the talents of our members as writers and actors. Come along to the Pearse Centre on the 9th of July and enjoy eight unique and original pieces directed and performed by our very own No Drama talent.

Tell your friends about it but remember there are only about 60 seats. It’s a first come first served basis so get there early.
Tickets are €5 and available at the door.

Performance starts 7pm sharp.


The Shindig will take place on the 9th of July and here’s the low-down:

The Shindig is the No Drama bi-annual showcase night where several short plays are chosen, directed, acted, and many written by all you wonderfully talented people.

Registration Opening: NOW! (Go! Go! Go!)
Registration Closing: Sunday 29th May

To take part, the director of the piece must email with the following:

  • Name of Piece
  • Writer’s name
  • Number of performers
  • Director’s contact details
  • Length of piece
  • Draft script of the piece
  • The sad news is that due to the demand for spots in the Shindig, the above detail must be included in order to be considered. Depending upon demand for the places in the shindig not all pieces might be accepted.

    It’s a great chance to try something new or different, or take on a different role, so here’s plenty of notice to start thinking about what you might like to do.

    The T&C’s (That’s T&C, not G&T)

  • All performers and directors must be paid-up active No Drama Theatre members in December
  • Participants are permitted to act or direct or both but cannot be involved in more than 2 pieces. Writing does not impact this requirement, therefore you can write as many pieces as you want!
  • The director is the main point of contact and is expected to liaise and coordinate with their team and committee as required.
  • The maximum permitted length of a Shindig piece is strictly 15 minutes or less.
  • If your piece is a copyright work, it is the director’s responsibility to secure performing rights. Performance rights can be secured via the Drama League of Ireland for most works.
  • Each piece is responsible for their own costumes, props and sets. All pieces are advised to keep their set, lighting and sound requirements to a minimum to facilitate a speedy change between performances.
  • Failure to adhere to any of the deadlines set out above or any instructions set out by the committee will result in your piece being removed from the show list.
  • All pieces and casts must be available on the date for the Rehearsal Review.
  • The selection process will be curated. We expect to have an average of 8 performances depending on timings.
  • If you are interested in performing or directing but unsure how to get involved, please let yourself be known at a workshop or post a message on our facebook page for other members to see!

    The committee will support you along the way; don’t be afraid to ask for help or advice!

    The Shindig is not a variety show, performance pieces only please!

    No Drama Presents “The Shindig!”

    Our biannual showcase theatre event The Shindig! is brought to you this Saturday 12th of December in the majestic confines of the Pearse Centre. The Shindig! features plays performed, directed and (some) written by the members of No Drama Theatre.

    Tell your friends about it but remember there are only about 60 seats. It’s a first come first served basis so get there early.
    Tickets are €5 and available at the door.

    Doors 6:30pm!
    Performance starts 7pm sharp.

    The Shindig! features (in no particular order):

    “Hanging Fire” directed by John O’Rourke
    “From Merso to Blue” directed by Noel Cahill
    “You Will Wait!” directed by Daniel O’Brien
    “Strong Connection” directed by Aaron Fever
    “A Dark & Stormy Christmas” directed by Cathal O’Donovan
    “Andrew Ryan” directed by Malcolm Bolton
    “Vagina Monologues” directed by Siobhan Hickey