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We are reaching the end of the 2021 One Act Circuit this week  – now is the time for calculations and permutations to establish the eleven groups (Six Open Five Confined)  who will appear in glor 3 – 5 December, as Ennis Players proudly host the One Act Finals. (Extra congratulations to all in Ennis on winning the 2021 Supervalu Tidy Towns Competition!!)

Six festivals to round off the competition – Belfast/Moira (19th & 20th) Coolgreany (17th, 18th, 19th, 20th ) Gorey (17th, 18th, 19th, 20th ) Manorhamilton (19th, 20th, 21st) Tubbercurry (18th, 19th, 20th) and West Cork (19th, 20th, 21st).

So, first results in on Saturday night – keep an eye on Facebook and the ADCI website for the all-important league tables Nightly schedules on 


The latest workshop in the ongoing DLI Outreach Programme, supported by the Arts Council, takes place in Presbyterian Church Hall, Greystones, Co Wicklow, 10am-4pm on 27 November (see flyer in What’s On). Tutor and adjudicator Donal Courtney is Director of West End House School in Killarney, which has been established by Academy Award Nominee, Michael Fassbender. The workshop is for actors of all levels, and will focus on: Characterisation, Improvisation, Stagecraft, Use of Props and Text Work.To book your place, contact Valerie 089 2356672 (Mon-Thu 10-3)

The series continues into 2022 –  if you would like to bring a workshop to your area (acting, directing, movement, voice, etc), get in touch with DLI Chairperson, Willie O’Brien 


Butt Drama Circle hosted a DLI Outreach Workshop with tutor Declan Drohan last weekend in Ballybofey. These photos, taken by Declan, give a taste of the proceedings!


MFA Theatre Directing students at The Lir Academy, Dublin,  are seeking volunteer actors to participate in weekly informal scene presentations.

Participating involves attending rehearsals totalling 4-6 hours and presenting the scene to the MFA Directing instructor on a Monday evening.

Actors do not need to be available every week to participate, but can respond to each Actor Call-out as it suits them. The call will go out on Tuesday/Wednesday for the following week.

Rehearsals will take place at The Lir Academy, typically on weekday evenings and weekend mornings/afternoons.
Actors will need to abide by Covid safety protocols issued to them from The Lir Academy.

If you are interested in participating please contact


Kilmacud Musical Society (KMS) are delighted to announce their production of Chess – The Musical which runs 30th Nov – 4th Dec 2021 in dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum.

KMS were initially due to stage Chess in March of 2020. As they were preparing for their dress rehearsal, all events were cancelled. They are delighted to be able to bring this amazing production to stage 627 days after they initially planned.



The Banshee of Crokey Hill

Shrughawadda Players are ready to perform their new play in St Eoghan`s Centre, Kilmoganny, Co Kilkenny. The Banshee of Crokey Hill by Tommy Marren is set in rural Ireland early 1970s.
Set in the McMahon household, a house built on a fairy fort, black secrets and dark stories emerge as the son Mickey comes home from England after 13 years and the legend that the Banshee has put a spell on this house is proven true.
Great comedy and serious undertones all combine to make this a thrilling play!You can book your tickets by calling any of the following:
Alycia Kearney 087 6757490
Marie Kelly 087 6369850
Biddy Hawe 087 9831970
Tickets are also on sale at Pete`s Shop, Kilmoganny 051 648637.

We wish to let you all know that we will completely comply with all Covid regulations. A limited number of seats will be allocated each night to ensure our audience’s safety, so it is important to book your tickets as soon as possible.

Neil LaBute

An evening of compelling storytelling from the pen of Neil LaBute.

In All the Ways to Say I Love You and Medea Redux, two very different women from opposite ends of the social spectrum revisit decisions they made years ago that define their lives today.