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Newsletter August 2019
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And a good night was had by all
Newsletter April 2019
The Salvage Shop - April 2019
Rehearsals began in January for our next Mill Theatre production, The Salvage Shop, written by Waterford born Jim Nolan. This play is directed by Carmel Cullen with a stellar cast of Eamon Cullen as Sylvie Tansey, Columb Casey as Eddie Tansey, Fiona Masterson as Katie Tansey, Cass Guinan as Stephen Kearney, Helen O’Brien as Rita Shanahan and Brian O’Connor as Josie Costello.
The fraught relationship of Sylvie and his son Eddie is at the centre of this drama of forgiveness and redemption. In keeping with their mutual love of music, the play is permeated by snatches of powerful operatic tunes and arias that give the play a mythic quality. Not to be missed!
The Salvage Shop – Tuesday 2nd to Saturday 6th April 2019 – 8pm in the Mill Theatre
Dundrum Town Centre - €15 and €12 (concession) – all tickets €12 on Tuesday night
For bookings phone 012969340 or www.milltheatre.ie
Newsletter April 2018
April was a very busy month for RTG.
We kicked off with The Secrets Lives of Henry and Alice at the Studio in the Mill.
This then transferred to Buglars and the Glenside for a bit of Pub theatre.
This adult comedy by David Tristram was directed by Maria Burke King and starred Eddie Quinn and Helen O’Brien. Two actors, many characters.
If you missed it watch out for new dates and venues.
Later in April the Pearse Museum was the venue for a Production that was inspired by Dublin: One City One Book “The Long Gaze Back” and the Centenary of the Representation of People Act 1918.
Extracts from the book were dramatized and a full performance of The Prodigal Daughter by Francis Sheehy-Skeffington was performed.
The show was booked out and on the 20 April, the anniversary of death of Hannah Sheehy-Skeffington, both of their grandchildren were in the audience.
May sees the arrival of The Night Alive by Conor McPherson at the dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum.
This Winner of the 2013/14 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for best play is directed by Carmel Cullen.
The performance dates are Tuesday 15th to Saturday 19th May at 8 pm.
Admission: €15/ €12, Box Office 01 296 9340 or www.milltheatre.ie. All tickets €12 on Tuesday
Tommy is living in a bedsit in his uncle’s house, trying to make ends meet while all the while thinking of schemes to better his lot. Estranged from his wife and kids, and barely tolerated by his uncle, he hasn’t a lot going for him. His sidekick, Doc, is even worse off, scrounging a bed from his sister or staying the odd night on Tommy’s camp bed.
Tommy is a decent skin, with a kind nature, trying to keep the show on the road. When he sees Aimee being abused he rescues her and takes her back to his flat.
What follows is a gripping tale which illuminates the humanity which can be found in the most unlikely of situations.
Newsletter November 2017
Tues 28th Nov to Sat 2nd Dec 8 pm. Tickets €15 and €12
(Tue 28th all tickets €12)
It is 1930s England and ten strangers arrive on a remote island off the coast of Devon for a relaxing weekend. When their mysterious hosts fail to appear, and long buried secrets are shockingly revealed, it soon becomes clear that this is to be no ordinary house party....
Agatha Christie’s best loved book, of mystery and murder, is vividly brought to life in a stage play that will have audiences on the edge of their seats as ten guests become nine suspects, then eight … then seven … then six …
Who, if anyone, will make it off the Island alive?
Promo video here
Newsletter May 2017
The Weir is almost upon us.
Kick off is Tuesday 23rd May at 8 pm in the dlr Mill Theatre (Yes they are small caps).
View interviews with cast on www.rathfarnhamtheatre.com. Also available on Rathfarnham Theatre Group on Facebook.
If you are on Facebook why not SHARE the links with friends.
If you received one of our tweets why not RETWEET.
We are also presenting two one act plays in The Pearse Museum, St. Endas on Saturday 2nd June and Sunday 3rd June at 3 pm.
If that does not suit how about Sunday 11th June at 7 pm?
THE RTG PROMPTER NOV. 2016
[Someone has been at the Christmas spirit a little early.
Change of dates.
The Weir dates are 7th & 8th February in Buglers .
21st & 22nd February in the Glenside.
Uncorrected details below.]
(UPCOMING EVENTS OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS).
HO! HO ! HO!
RTG Christmas Party and get-together will take place in …
The Yellow House on Dec. 9th at 8 pm.
Santa will be watching to see who’s there (and who’s not)!!
RTG 25th Anniversary Celebrations will coincide with above.
More details----at a later date!!”!!”
“THE WEIR” – Conor McPhearson
Will be performed in Buglers on Feb XXth and XXth and..
The Glenside, Churchtown – Feb XXth and XXth.
See correction above.
Note XXth is NOT 20th in Roman numerals.
FULL COLOUR PDF HERE complete with incorrect information.
What’s goin’ on?
“Aspects of the Rising” concluded in Rathfarnham Castle in September. The audience had to deal with chandeliers in a mud wall cabin but that did not stop their enjoyment. We had a new group of dancers and a mixture of new and old musicians.
Our Play Reading Event of "The Pride of Parnell Street" by Sebastian Barry went very well. Paddy took us on a journey into the heart of the play and had notes on the meaning and theme of the play. Some people were amazed that plays have meaning. Who’d have thought that? We read excerpts from the script and then had great craic discussing it. Paddy got everybody reading and encouraged us all to evaluate the play. We then discussed the Dermot Bolger play “From These Green Heights” and compared the two.
Congratulations to Maria Rath who had a baby boy, Myles, 8 weeks ago. He weighed in at 9lbs 8 ounces. They are both doing well. If you prefer the weight in Euros there are online converters available.
Rehearsals for “Juno and the Paycock” have started under the helm of Michael O’Meara. We are looking for some younger actors (They should look under thirty in suitable makeup) for the less mature roles. Who said we’re a load of boring old …
Until the next time we remain yours in greasepaint.
Two more chances to see Under Which Flag? and Aspects of the Rising.
Saturday 17th September 7.30
Sunday 18th September 4.00
THE RTG PROMPTER JULY 2016.
PRESIDENT MICHAEL D. HIGGINS MEETS PHIL FITZPATRICK!!!
On July 7th last, in St. Enda’s Pearse Park, President Michael D. Higgins and Sabina, together with the Lord Mayor of Dublin and the glitterati of the South Dublin Co. Council and many Pearse family descendants – met Phil Fitzpatrick, Hon. Sec. RTG.
It reportedly was a wonderful afternoon with a keynote address, refreshments, music, dance and a superb musical-theatrical performance from Tallaght Community Arts.
All present felt honoured and uplifted to have to have had the opportunity to experience such a wonderful event and the Army Chiefs and Senior Gardai reported no untoward incidents from any RTG member.
RATHFARNHAM CASTLE – SEPT. 17 & 18TH.
“Aspects of the Rising” and “Under Which Flag” will be performed in the Castle on above dates.
Elizabeth Doyle will play the part of Mary.
Rehearsals have already started and will be ongoing for August / September – on Tuesdays / Wednesdays and some Thursdays. Phil will be as accommodating as possible with people’s holiday arrangements – (as long as they suit Phil!)
UNFORTUNATELY OUR REGULAR MUSICIANS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THESE DATES. HAS ANYONE A SUGGESTION / RESOLUTION? (WE MAY CONTACT THE RATHFARNHAM CONCERT BAND).
WELCOME BACK NIGHT WED. SEPT. 7TH. 8PM
Looking forward to seeing you all back in St. Marys on Sept.7th.
So off with the sandals and shorts, shake the sand out of your drawers and get ready to ….
Rock the “Boards” with RTG!!!!
Check out PDF HERE
Click HERE for PDF of our review of the year to date.
Hi All members,
"Under Which Flag?" a Play written by James Connolly first appeared in public in early 1916. This Drama concerns the divided loyalties of the O'Donnell Family whose 21 year old son Frank is tempted to enlist in the British Army, before eventually realising that the correct course of action is to join that Nationalist Insurgents and fight against Britain. The central scene is dominated by Mary almost becoming. a British informer and then ultimately it is her renewed Irish nationalism that coerces Frank to change his mind and fight for Ireland.
"Aspects of the Rising" bring us eye-witness accounts of the effects of the Rising on varied lives in the city and explores the dramatic events of Easter week in a lighthearted way through Drama, Song, Poetry and Music of the era. This promises to be a most entertaining and enlightening Production.
The venue can only accommodate 60 patrons.
Early booking is advised.
PEARSE MUSEUM, RATHFARNHAM
Thursday 9th - Friday 10th June, 7.30pm
Saturday 11th June, 3.00pm and 7.30pm
Bookings: 01-493 4208
Picture at link below
PDF at link below
"LOVE IN THE TITLE"
by Hugh Leonard.
Director: Anne O'Connell
Performance Dates in Mill Theatre: Tuesday 5th April-Saturday 9th April
When Katie arrives in the field of Corcamore to paint a watercolor of the legendary stone of Clough-a-Regan, she is accompanied by youthful versions of her mother and grandmother. Katie exists in the present while the others are in their own time. Their conversations companionable and hostile by turns reveal family history and its intricate relation to the wider story of Irish culture. Humorous discussions of social prejudice, religious fervour and perennial man trouble movingly evoke the mixture of nostalgia and progressiveness that characterized the twentieth century.
Romantic [and] well written. There is a lovely understanding of human beings. Irish Examiner
Leonard is a master of the witty one liner [and] he has a ... gift for words with musical quality. News of the World
An Irish play about Irish themes [that] speaks with a universal heart. Monterey Country Herald
For PDF link click HERE
THE RTG PROMPTER NOV. 2015
THE RTG PROMPTER AUGUST 2015
HEAR YE! HEAR YE! HEAR YE!
WELCOME BACK !! - TO ALL OUR CURRENT AND PAST MEMBERS, PATRONS, FRIENDS, FOLLOWERS, FANS – AND GENERAL EMAIL ADRESSEES!!
HOPE THE HOLS WENT / ARE GOING - SPIFFINGLY. (WHEN YOU’VE MON. – WHO NEEDS THE SUN FOR FUN!! – RIGHT?)
WE HAVE A BRAND NEW COMMITTEE, FULL OF ZIP ‘N ZEST - SO WE HOPE YOU’LL ZIP ALONG WITH US ….FOR THESE COMING EVENTS – OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS!
“ALL WELCOME” NIGHT NEXT WEDNESDAY! AS WELL AS ……..
“BIG MAGGIE” READINGS / CASTING – WED. 26TH / THUR. 27TH – ST. MARY’S SCHOOL 8PM.
BRIAN MOLLOY IS DIRECTING BIG MAGGIE - FOR OUR MILL PRODUCTION IN NOVEMBER.
A GREAT PLAY AND SHOULD BE GREAT CRAIC WORKING WITH BRIAN. CAST CONSISTS OF 6 WOMEN AND 5 MEN – SO HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET SOME OF OUR MEMBERS TO FIT INTO AT LEAST ONE OF THOSE CATERGORIES!
MAGGIE IS A CLASSIC – WITH SOME SUPER PARTS FOR BOTH MALE / FEMALE ACTORS – SO COME ALONG AND THROW IN YOUR TUPPENCE WORTH. AND DON’T WORRY - THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITEIS TO SHINE IN THIS PLAY – ON BOTH SIDES OF THE CURTAIN!!
CULTURE NIGHT IRISH STYLE – SEPT. 18TH – PEARSE MUSEUM, ST.EDNAS PARK, D14.
A LIVELY, ENTERTAINING AND ENCHANTING EVENING OF DRAMA, POETRY AND SONG BY FAMOUS IRISH AUTHORS IS PROMISED. (AND PHIL ALWAYS DELIVERS ON HER PROMISES).
BOOKING ESSENTIAL - AT 01 4934208
THIS YEARS UNSUNG HEROES ARE: -CARMEL – CHAIR. PHIL – SEC. ANNE – PRO. BRIAN – TREASURER.
PADDY – VICE.
SEE YOU ALL NEXT WEEK!!!
RTG would like to pay tribute to one of our
founder members and dear friend,
Ursula Kilfoyle, who passed away suddenly
on Saturday 23rd May. She will be sadly
missed by all of us.
We also remember our dear friend
and mentor, Darach Connolly, who
died on Monday morning May 25th,
after a short illness.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha dílis
February Extra as PDF HERE
THE RTG PROMPTER ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FEBRUARY 2015
NEWS FLASH – AUDITIONS FOR “DA” – WEDNESDAY 18TH. FEBRUARY.
ANNE O’CONNELL WILL BE HOLDING AUDITIONS FOR HUGH LEONARD'S “DA” IN ST.MARY’S SCHOOL NEXT WEDNESDAY 18th. AT 8 PM. “DA” WILL BE PERFORMED IN THE MILL THEATRE, MAY 26-30TH.
THE PLAY IS AN EMOTIONAL BITTER-SWEET COMEDY WHICH DEALS WITH A SON'S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE TWO FATHER FIGURES IN HIS LIFE – “DA” HIS ADOPTIVE FATHER AND DRUMM, A CYNICAL CIVIL SERVANT, WHO BECOMES HIS MENTOR.
CHARLIE, THE SON, RETURNS HOME TO DUBLIN FOR THE FUNERAL OF HIS “DA” AND FINDS HIS HOUSE FILLED WITH THE GHOSTS OF HIS PARENTS AND HIS YOUNGER SELF. HE RELIVES IMPORTANT MOMENTS FROM HIS YOUTH AND COMES TO GRIPS WITH HIS COMPLICATED FEELINGS FOR HIS ADOPTIVE PARENTS. THROUGH CHARLIE’S CONVERSATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH THE GHOSTS IN HIS HOME, WE SEE WHY HE BOTH LOVED HIS ADOPTIVE PARENTS - AND - WHY HE WAS SO ANXIOUS TO LEAVE THEM BEHIND.
“DA” IS A BEAUTIFUL PLAY OF MIXED EMOTIONS AND AN EXCITING CHALLENGE FOR ACTOR AND DIRECTOR ALIKE.
CHARLIE…40’S. MOTHER….50’S TO 60’S.
YOUNG CHARLIE…17 TO 20. MARY TATE…20.
OLIVER…40’S AND THEN LATE TEENS. MRS. PRYNNE….50’S.
DA…50’S, 60’S AND 80’S. DRUMM…MID 50’S AND 70’S.
INSPECTOR DRAKE AND THE PERFEKT CRIME. – BOOKING 087 6936588.
REHEARSALS ARE COMING ALONG PERFEKTLY SWIMMINGLY FOR CARMEL AND CREW. “PERFEKT” SHOULD BE A SMASH HIT IN TALLAGHT THEATRE MARCH 3-7TH. SEE POSTER FOR DETAILS.
BUGLERS PUB DRAMA.
MARIA KING WILL SOON CONFIRM HER FULL LINE-UP FOR BUGLERS IN LATE MARCH.
KEEP YOUR EYES AND EARS WIDE OPEN AND WAIT FOR THE CALL!!
CONGRATS TO MARIA, JESSICA AND KEVIN ON THEIR WONDERFUL PERFORMANCES IN GLENEALY AND BRAY!!!!!
SEE YOU ALL SOON.
THE RTG PROMPTER LATER JAN. 2015
HELLO AGAIN AGAIN!! - TO ALL OUR CURRENT AND PAST MEMBERS, PATRONS, FRIENDS, FOLLOWERS, FANS – AND GENERAL GOODBODIES!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR AND WELCOME TO OUR “PROMPTER” NEWSLETTER FOR 2015.
WE HAVE A PACKED HALF YEAR OF CRAIC AND THESPIANISMISITY COMING UP - WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US ALONG THE WAY.
GLENEALY ONE ACT FESTIVAL JAN. 24TH
WINNERS OF BEST ACTRESS, BEST ACTOR, BEST DIRECTOR AND BEST GROUP
CATCH THEM THIS WEEK IN THE STUDIO AT THE MILL DUNDRUM JANUARY 27TH, 28TH AND 29TH AND BRAY ONE ACT JAN.31ST. – MERMAID.
MARIA KING IS PRODUCING AND DIRECTING A TERRIFIC DAVID TRISTRAM ONE-ACT – “JOINING THE CLUB” -WITH JESSICA STONE AND KEVIN BERMINGHAM. IT’S A GREAT PIECE – SO COME ALONG, SUPPORT AND ENJOY TWO GREAT NIGHTS OF THEATRE.
TALLAGHT THEATRE (CUCKOOS NEST) MARCH 3 – 7TH.- “INSPCTOR DRAKE AND THE PERFEKT CRIME”
CARMEL CULLEN IS DIRECTING THIS HILARIOUS DAVID TRISTRAM COMEDY – TO PLAY IN THE BEAUTIFUL LITTLE “THEATRE IN THE HILLS”, BEHIND THE CUCKOOS NEST, IN EARLY MARCH. THIS FIVE HANDER IS MADE UP OF MARIA RATH-HELEN O’BRIEN-BRENDAN SULLIVAN-NOEL YOUNG-EAMONN CULLEN AND IS RECKONED TO BE ONE OF TRISTRAM'S FUNNIEST WORKS YET. NOT TO BE MISSED!!
BUGLERS PUB - LATE MARCH
ANOTHER NIGHT OF THEATRE IS PLANNED FOR BUGLERS PUB, RATHFARNHAM, UNDER THE STEWARDSHIP OF MARIA KING. EXACT DATE AND CONTENT YET TO BE CONFIRMED BUT BOUND TO BE GREAT ENTERTAINMENT, AS BEFORE, IN WONDERFUL CONVIVIAL SURROUNDINGS (A PUB!)
WATCH THIS SPACE. - “DA” - THE MILL THEATRE DUNDRUM – MAY 26 -30TH.
WE HAVE ANOTHER CRACKER OF A “CLASSIC” LINED UP FOR OUR MILL THEATRE SLOT IN MAY. HUGH LEONARDS BITTERSWEET COMEDY “DA”, WILL BE DIRECTED BY ANNE O’CONNELL . KEEP YOUR EYES AND EARS PEELED FOR MORE INFO – PLAY DETAILS / AUDITION DATES ETC. ETC.
RTG COMMITTEE – MARIA KING (CHAIR)-URSULA (FINANCE)-CARL (SEC)-DANIELLE (PR.) COLUMB-EAMONN-BRIAN-MARIA RATH(GENERAL DOGSBODIES).
October 21 2014
RATHFARNHAM THEATRE GROUP
Shaw and Synge Two Plays
The Tinker's Wedding by J. M. Synge
Directed by Anne O’Connell
A Village Wooing by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Phil Fitzpatrick
In The Pearse Museum, St. Enda's Rathfarnham
Friday and Saturday 7th & 8th November at 7.30 pm
Sunday 9th November at 3 pm
Booking: Phone 01 4931948
For PDF poster click here
The Mill Theatre Dundrum
Date: 13th May - 17th May
Show time: 8pm
Admission: €10 on Tuesday 13th | €15/€12 Weds-Sat.
Set in Baldoyle, Co. Dublin on Christmas Eve. McPherson's Olivier Award Winning play centres on James “Sharky” Harkin, an alcoholic who has recently returned to live with his blind, aging brother, Richard. As Sharky attempts to stay off the drink, he has to contend with the hard-drinking, querulous Richard and his own haunted conscience. As the day unfolds they prepare for Christmas by buying in festive food and large quantities of alcohol, in the expectation of friends calling. By evening they are playing poker with Ivan, Nicky and “Mr Lockhart” who has arrived with Nicky and is apparently unknown to the rest. What most of the men do not realise, however, is that Lockhart is not quite the urbane gentleman he appears to be and winning money at poker is secondary to his real reason for being there – the stakes are far higher than mere money!
The Seafarer is not to be missed!
Nominated for multiple Tony Awards as well as Best Play for the Evening Standard Awards.
Hope to see you there!
Congratulations to all those involved in “Pack of Lies”.
The play received a very enthusiastic response from its audiences.
The following was sent to the website:
My wife and I went to your play last night in the Mill Theatre. It was most enjoyable with a terrific cast. Congratulations to all concerned!
"A night of Comedy and Theatre"
directed by Maria Burke King
Bugler's Pub. (Ballyboden House)
Tuesday December 10th at 8pm (full bar available)
Admission €10 ( tickets from Bugler's or phone: 4931948)
Coming up. Bray One Act Festival and Glenealy One Act Festival end of January 2014
PostScript, was written by Noelle Brown who was adopted herself and deals with her efforts in her 30s to trace her birth mother, and the resistance she met from family, church and state.
It's a clash of cultures; back then as you know, theory and practice said you make a complete break.......now, of course things are otherwise.
The unseen characters in PostScript were caught at the interface of the two.
PostScript, runs from Wed 4 Dec to Sat 7th in the Civic Theatre, Tallaght.
For more information go to www.civictheatre.ie. It is directed by Conor Hanratty, son of an RTG member and it played to packed houses at this year's Dublin Fringe Festival.
RATHFARNHAM THEATRE GROUP NEWSLETTER
Pack of Lies opens next week in the Mill Dundrum
Nov 26th - 30th 2013
The Pub Project should hit the road in December.
A night of Comedy and Theatre directed by Maria Burke King
Tuesday December 10th at 8pm (full bar available)
Admission €10 ( tickets from Bugler's or phone:01 - 4931948)
Coming up. Bray One act Festival and Glenealy One Act Festival End of January 2014 Watch this space
Congrats to all involved in last night's extravaganza.
See pics and video here: http://www.rathfarnhamtheatre.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&layout=edit&id=153
Kathryn x -- Kathryn Casting Assistant Katie Moriarty-Hopper for AC Casting - who, due to a Katy overload in the office, shall be referred to as Kathryn to avoid confusion!
Ali Coffey Casting
39-40 Dawson Street Dublin 2 Ireland
Ali : +353872492629
13 MAY 2013
RATHFARNHAM THEATRE GROUP
“THE PROMPTER” FEB 2013
Hello again to all!.
Just a few quick lines to keep you all up to date with RTG activities.
“Positive Dead People”, directed by Maria Burke King and performed by Laura Pomphrett and Liz Keehan, achieved 2nd place in the Glenealy one act festival and the adjudicator’s prize in the Bray one act festival.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 5th- 9th March.
Just a few short weeks to go before we tread the boards of the Mill again, with this brilliant classic.
The performances of nurse Ratched, McMurphy, the “acutes” and “incurables” will surely “stun” and “electrify” our audiences.
So get plugged in and wired up, pass the word around and contact any
Committee member if you can help in any way.
“Rathfarnham Revue” - end of May 2013.
We hope to start readings, in St. Mary’s, for a local production in Rathfarnham (Castle? – Marley? – St. Endas?) directly after “cuckoo’s” – March 13th.
Contact Brian O’Connor / Darach / Phil / committee – to express interest.
Our AGM will take place mid June 2013. - watch this space. !!!
Anne O’Connell – Maria King – Carl Lusby– Carmel Cullen – Ursula Kilfoyle
– Tom Foster – Darach Connolly – Brian O’Connor – Eamonn Cullen.
Condolences to the family of Paul Cusack who died suddenly on Wednesday, 28 November. Paul was a member of the group for several years during which time he put his many talents at the service of the group. He acted, directed, looked after lighting and had a particular capacity for the hard and heavy work that is so necessary when putting on a show. He also served as a member of our Committee.
He had the dual distinction of being the first member of the group to direct pieces from both Shakespeare and the ancient Greeks in our Workshops
The above photographs shows Paul at our 21st Birthday celebration.
From Leinster RFC programme 16/12/2012
RATHFARNHAM THEATRE GROUP
(CELEBRATING 21 YEARS OF DRAMA). (still !)
HELLO AGAIN TO ALL!.
Hope you had a scintillating summer break and are now fit, tanned and ready for the last fun-filled quarter of our anniversary year.
While you guys supped your champers and nibbled your lobsters on your holiday yachts, we were busy little bees…
– So here’s the line-up.
ANNE O’CONNELL – MARIA KING – CARL LUSBY– CARMEL CULLEN – URSULA KILFOYLE - TOM FOSTER– DARACH CONNOLLY– BRIAN O’CONNOR –
NUTGROVE ARTS FESTIVAL – THURSDAY OCT. 4TH. – NUTGROVE SHOPPING CTR.
“POSITIVE DEAD PEOPLE” – DIRECTED BY MARIA BURKE KING.
This one act is about two brides who meet in the strangest of circumstances.
It plays as a blackly humorous exploration of how two wildly different characters cope with a situation completely outside their control.
There will also be monologues and sketches to complete our offering, for what promises to be a great nights entertainment, and all free!!
SHE STOOP S TO CONQUER – MILL THEATRE – NOV. 6-10.
Directed by Brian O’Connor - his first offering for the R.T.G. in the mill.
Set in the 18th century, “stoops” is Goldsmith’s finest.
The events of one nights mischief and misunderstandings, weave a tale of hilarious comedy and courtship – at an unrelenting pace.
The cast of thousands (too numerous to mention) will introduce some old and tried (experienced) faces to the audience, as well as some fine new talent,
on show for the first time in the R.T.G.
Add these dates to your diaries – now.
CHRISTMAS PARTEE !!
We had a cracking night last Christmas in the Merry Ploughboy, Rathfarnham.
Sooo – by popular demand – we’re going back for an encore this year. Yaaay!!
So - watch this space for dates and more riveting information, etc. etc.
20 September 2011
Dear Sir / Madam,
Rathfarnham Theatre Group have been invited to participate in The Arts Fest in Nutgrove Shopping Centre on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd September at 8pm in Calypso café. Admission free.
Tickets available from the Management office at Nutgrove Shopping Centre. The shopping centre can be cotacted at 01 493 3289
Rathfarnham Theatre Group workshops will commence on Wednesday 28th September in St. Mary’s B.N.S., Grange Road, at 8pm sharp.
Members and newcomers welcome.
Please visit our new website at www.rathfarnhamtheatre.com
Rathfarnham Theatre Group
April has been a very successful month for the group.
Phil Fitzpatrick and her merry band performed to two full houses in St. Enda’s Rathfarnham.
Phil adapted The Sisters, Eveline, The Mother and The Dead from James Joyce’s book of short stories Dubliners.
Dubliners was this years choice of One City One Book and Dublin was nominated by UNESCO as the City of Literature.
The Manager of the Pearse Museum, Brian Crowley, contacted Phil and asked her to put on the extracts from Dubliners in the Halla Mór in St. Enda’s.
Did you know that James Joyce attended some lectures on the Irish language by Pearse? He did not persist, preferring to learn Norwegian instead so that he could read Ibsen in the original.
The Pearse Museum staff were very accommodating, even facilitating rehearsals in the Halla on a number of occasions. It is hoped to have some video of the performances on Youtube and on the website (www.rathfarnhamtheatre.com) in the coming weeks.
Now that Joyce is out of the way all our energies are focused on The Importance of Being Earnest by that other great Dublin native, Oscar Wilde. This is our 21st anniversary production in The Mill in Dundrum. It runs from 22nd to 26th May.
Booking on 01-2969340.
Anne O’Connell and her crew are putting the finishing touches to what promises to be a lavish and fitting highlight to our birthday celebration.
Rathfarnham Theatre Group
(Celebrating 21 years of drama).
This is the first Newsletter from the new website. I'm just getting used to it myself.
It seems I forgot to tick some boxes so you missed the pictures.
Check out www.rathfarnhamtheatre.com for more pictures.
Back to our roots.
A great night was had by all - as friends, old and new, assembled in St. Mary’s B.N.S. to commemorate the first of our 21st celebratory events.
The school hall once again, echoed to the “theatrical buzz” of an excited cast and audience, as the current r.t.g. crew went through their paces, performing excerpts from some of our more memorable past productions.
It was wonderful to meet and greet past members and friends and to reminisce about the fun, the laughter and the “drama” of former years and productions.
We intend to stay in touch with our new found diaspora and in future, hope to see much more of them – either smiling and clapping from the audience galleries or “treading the boards” alongside us.
“Dubliners” – unesco “One City One Book”
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April will see rtg performing extracts from Dubliners in the beautiful Halla Mór in Pearse museum.
Whatever your bent – music / prose / song / dance – come and enjoy - and all for free.
Make sure you book in advance – ph. 01 4934208.
The Importance of Being Earnest. Mill Theatre May 22-26 2012.
We decided to splash out on lavish sets, props, costumes and cast – in order to keep Wilde in the style in which he was accustomed.
So – hang on to your top hats, dust off your parasols and dice ‘n quarter your cucumber sandwiches – the “upper orders” are coming to Dundrum.