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No Drama Theatre Table Quiz fundraiser

Wednesday 13th at 4 Dame Lane No Drama Theatre are hosting a table quiz to fundraise for our next production Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy.
It’s mostly a quiz on film and tv but there will be some General Knowledge and regular rounds too.
We’ll have many raffle prizes.
We’ll also be trying a few new things at this one to make it a little different.
It’s €10 euro per person and you can either get yourself a team together (4 or 5 max please) or come along yourself and we’ll put you with a team.

Here’s the Facebook link.
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?ei…321615&index=1

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’ 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.

‘NoDramies’ winners list and Summer Break

You love me! You really love me!
You love me! You really love me!

Hopes and emotions were high as the nominations were read for the first ‘NoDramies’ awards ceremony. There were smiles, there were tears, there were laughs and there were cheers! There may also have been a lot of flaunting of rear ends, but that’s a Declan different story for another day…

And the winners are:

1. Favourite Workshop Moment.
“Really dead” Tom Murphy, for playing a perfectly inanimate corpse in the… er… corpsing exercises!
2. Best Male Rear!
Declan “Oops I appear to have dropped something…” Ryan
3. Best Female Rear!
Angela “The Wiggle” Carlin
4. The Alan Rogers Participation Award.
Alan “Ubiquitous” Rogers
5. Bravest Carousel Performer.
Vonnie “Don’t make me do it” Durran
6. Best Accent (performing accent!)
Kate “Coifee” Feeney
7. Most Likely to take their top off!
“Almost naked” Shane Robinson
8.Least Punctual Award.
Barry O’Donovan… when he turns up to collect it…
9. Best on-stage kiss
Ruairi/Noelle in Old Saybrook
10. Best Laugh.
Brendan “Chortle” Dalton
11. Most Likely to end up in prison after a night out.
Shane “It wasn’t me!” Robinson
12. Most Likely to be the next James Bond
Dave “Suave” McGowan
13. Most Likely to be the ‘next’ Cate Blanchett.
“Ethereal” Sarah Moloney
14. Most Likely to appear in Fair City.
Neil “I hate you all for this!” Curran

And that…

as they say, is that! Another term over. Queue everyone missing one another (and the workshops!) like crazy over the summer break. But fear not people! The workshops will return with a bang on August 16th, when everyone will be re-invigorated and raring to go, when we’ll all be slightly more tanned* than before, and looking even more lovely than before!

There will of course continue to be the Laughalot Improv nights in The Duke, on the last Thursday of the month, and we’ll post more on that nearer to the time of the next show.

*Hey, I’m allowed to HOPE for more sun, aren’t I? 😉

No Dramie Awards

The Categories for the No Dramie Awards have been announced!

1. Favourite Workshop Moment.

Who was involved and why, maybe it was a specific improv scene.

2. Best Male Rear!

Exactly what it says.

3. Best Female Rear!

Ditto.

4. The Alan Rogers Participation Award.

An award for those folks who take part in Everything, y’know like Alan Rogers..

5. Bravest Carousel Performer.

Maybe its that person who charges in headlong every time not knowing where they are going to go, or maybe its the one who only takes part occasionally but is terrified every time!

6. Best Accent (performing accent!)

Be it in a workshop, a play ( or just playacting), who’s got the vocal talents?

7. Most Likely to take their top off!

You know who they are…

8.Least Punctual Award.

Who can we always depend on to turn up… eventually.

9. Best on-stage kiss

Couple of candidates for this, there were several snogs in the last few productions, but if foks puckered their lips at a workshop ( as part of the workshop!) you can vote for them here too.

10. Best Laugh.

The loudest, heartiest most distinct or just the most prolific. Who has the best laugh

11. Most Likely to end up in prison after a night out.

No Drama nights out at particularly legendary. who is the life and soul of the party?

12. Most Likely to be the next James Bond

Suave, sophisticated and always ready with a witty retort. Which nodrama member is most likely to land a role as bond.

13. Most Likely to be the ‘next’ Cate Blanchett.

Elegant, talented and holder of a ring or power.. ( I mean an oscar). Who do you think could step into her shoes?

14. Most Likely to appear in Fair City.

Who could reach the heady heights of Carrickstown?

Thats it. send your nomination for each category to secretary@nodramatheatre.com.

The Categories for the No Dramie Awards have been announced!

1. Favourite Workshop Moment

2. Best Male Rear!

3. Best Female Rear!

4. The Alan Rogers Participation Award

5. Bravest Carousel Performer.

6. Best Accent (performing accent!)

7. Most Likely to take their top off

Our Next Improv Event : ‘Improvlova’

Following hot on the heels of the sucess of Wanted: One Body (completely sold out!), No Drama Theatre are hosting our third Comedy Improv night, christened ‘Improvlova‘, upstairs in McGrattans on Friday March 5th 2010.

A company of our most brave/foolhardy No Drama members will entertain you with their quick wits and no doubt their keen sense of Innuendo.

Contact Rose on public.relations@nodramatheatre.com for more information or ticket enquiries.

Tickets are €10, prebooking is advisable

Doors @ 7.30pm, show at 8pm.

In the meantime why not pop over to our facebook event page and confirm your attendance!