Sir Terry Pratchett visits on opening night!

Sir Terry Pratchett pops in on No Drama Theatres opening night!

We were treated to a surprise visit by Sir. Terry Pratchett himself just a few hours before we took to the stage for a sold out opening night at the Teachers’ Club, Parnell Sq., Dublin last Wednesday, November 3rd.

Sir Pratchett, having recently joined staff at Trinity College as an adjunct professor of English, was visiting Dublin and noticed the amateur production was coincidentally running this week. He requested a visit early last week which was kept secret from the cast until just before opening night!

Taking the time to meet each of the cast and crew members he joked about the various actors in the past who had played the roles of the characters he had created in his multi-million selling Discworld® novel series. I think we can say that everyone was suitable amazed by this gentleman and it will be a moment that many of us in No Drama Theatre will cherish!

Shindig Shindiggery!

We are delighted to announce the date of our second Shindig of 2010, on Saturday December 18th at 7:30pm! As always the Shindig is a showcase night, where members have the opportunity to perform short pieces for their choosing of up to 15 minutes in length in front of an audience. So if you have a script you have written or you would like to try to direct something or you just want a chance to perform on stage, then now is the time to get your act together! (excuse the pun!)

We encourage members to have a chat to your fellow ‘Dramites’ and work together on a putting something together, be it established or original. If you are unsure of what to do, please approach any of us on the committee and we may be able to recommend a suitable piece.

The closing date to register to take part is 1pm on Friday 12th November but we ask that you register earlier if possible. Please email chairman@nodramatheatre.com If you are performing a piece with other people then there is no need to register individually, one registration is fine. When registering you need to include the following:

  • Your name (duh!)
  • Contact number
  • Name of piece and whether it is an original piece.
  • Author’s name
  • Other performers (where relevant)
  • Director (if known or put your own name in if you want to try directing yourself)
  • Duration
  • Please include a copy of the script where the piece is an original work.
    Each group will be assigned a mentor to assist them with rehearsals etc.

    We do have a few rules and guidelines to be aware of for the Shindig:

  • Shindig performers must be members of No Drama
  • Performers/groups are responsible for securing any performance rights relevant for their chosen pieces. We can assist where possible
  • Pieces must be no longer than 15 minutes
  • Remember to keep your set requirements to a minimum!
  • It’s a date for your diary folks, the Shindig will also be the night of our Christmas party!

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    Terry Pratchett’s® ‘Wyrd Sisters’ Fundraiser Table Quiz

    Magical paraphenalia and forests cost money and these days witches are requesting the latest labels…….

    In light of this (and our need to boast about how smart we are) we’re holding a Table Quiz on Wednesday the 20th October in 4 Dame Lane at 7.30pm to fundraise for our next production Terry Pratchetts ® ‘Wyrd Sisters’.
    Come along and show your support (€10 per person) There’ll be awesome raffle prizes (for the “not-so-clever-but-still-lucky” peeps) and you might even have some fun. Or just point and laugh at our MC Alan Rogers.
    If anyone would like to donate any prizes you can drop any of us an email.

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

    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.

    Latest News and changes to workshop schedules!

    A quick but Important note.

    In order to facilitate rehearsals and to allow us breathing room to prepare for an exciting new workshop proposal ( watch this space!)

    We are temporarily suspending the regular Monday night workshops in Synge street.

    Next weeks workshop 27th of September is the last Monday night workshop until further notice , which is likely to be after the current production is complete.

    Tuesdays weekly workshop will continue as usual, as well as the new Improvisation workshop on Sundays.

    (CC attribution: photo by Danielle Scott from Flickr)

    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!

    CAST ANNOUNCED for The Wyrd Sisters (r)!

    Congratulations to our wonderful cast who have been selected to act in our next production. They will be going into hiding for the next few weeks until the opening night on November 3rd. Say goodbye to your loved ones folks!

    The cast includes a mixture of newbies, regulars and experienced workshoppers…. Maria Dillon, Ann Hogan, Ellen Hallinan, Dave Fleming, Cathal Whatsyoursurname, Rachel Byrne, Joe Kearney, Shane Robinson, Brendan Dalton, Carl Finnegan and Damien Holmes! Congrats to all!

    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!

    Weekly workshops return!

    No Drama Theatre’s weekly workshops are resuming after our summer ‘break’ this Monday and Tuesday at 7pm in Synge St Boy CBS. The first night for new members is, as always, free of charge. It is 10 euros a class after that, or monthly membership is a mere 25 euros… (!).

    Our next production is going to be cast soon and you have to be a paid up monthly member to audition. We are also looking for backstage crew for this too.

    It’s gonna be a good year my pretties!