Audition: ‘A Delicate Balance’

Hello all,
We are pleased to announce an Audition night for Ballyshannon Drama Society’s 2023 circuit play ‘A Delicate Balance’ by Edward Albee, to be directed by Rachel O’Connor and assisted by Carl Duggan.

Venue: Abbey Arts Centre Theatre 1
Date: Tuesday 22st November at 8.30pm

Tobias…..playing age 60
Agnes….. playing age late 50s
Claire…… playing age 50s
Julia……..playing age 35
Edna and Harry…playing age similar to Tobias and Agnes.
Setting: Upper middle-class America.
Some experience is a big advantage as this is a circuit play.
If you are interested in auditioning, drop us a text to 00447716011585

Ulster Final Results: 3rd Place, Rachel O’Connor wins Best Actress

‘All My Sons’ took Third in the Ulster Drama Finals, Rachel O’Connor won Best Actress, and the show also took home the award for Best Décor!

Congratulations to the winners Prosperous and our dramatic Donegal neighbours Butt Drama Circle who came in second.

Other nominations at the festival went to Richard Hurst for Best Actor, Troy Devaney and Deirdre Ferguson in Supporting roles, and also for up and coming star John McHugh.

Tonight we have our final performance in the Abbey Arts Centre before we take the show on the road one last time on Thursday to our final destination, the All Ireland Final in the Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone.

Don’t miss the last two nights of ‘All My Sons’ this weekend before Athlone!

All My Sons Cast photo

Don’t Miss Our Last Two Shows Before Athlone!!

‘All My Sons’ returns to Ballyshannon this weekend, playing both Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th in the Abbey Arts Centre.

The cast can’t wait to get back to a home audience after eight nights around the country and one Ulster final! They’ve picked up multiple awards and accolades along the way, and are delighted to have a chance to perform once again on the Abbey stage, before heading for the All Ireland in Athlone next Thursday (May 12th).

Come along this weekend to catch a tour-de-force production by your award-winning local team!

Dates: Saturday May 7th & Sunday May 8th

Venue: Abbey Arts Centre

Time: 8pm


Kilmuckridge win the 2022 Bostik All Ireland Confined Finals!

Congratulations to Kilmuckridge Drama Group on winning First Place in the 2022 Bostik All Ireland Confined Finals, as well as the Premiere Award for Best Play with their production of ‘The Playboy of the Western World’! Second place went to the Glenamaddy Players with their production of ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’, and Newtownstewart Drama Group took third on the night with ‘Family Plot’.

The results of the 2022 Bostik All Ireland Confined Finals are as follows:

– Premier Award (The Claregalway Perpetual Trophy): Kilmuckridge Drama Group, ‘The Playboy of the Western World’

– First Place: Kilmuckridge Drama Group, ‘The Playboy of the Western World’

– Second Place: Glenamaddy Players, ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’

– Third Place: Newtownstewart Theatre Company, ‘Family Plot’

– Best Director (The Broderick Perpetual Cup): Anthony O’Connor, Kilmuckridge Drama Group, ‘The Playboy of the Western World’

– Best Presentation (The Ray Leonard Memorial Trophy): Anthony O’Connor, ‘Playboy of the Western World’

– Best Lighting (The Playlight Perpetual Cup): Declan Walsh, Glenamaddy Players, ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’

– Best Stage Management (The Carrickmore Perpetual Trophy): Tom Walsh, Phoenix Players, ‘The Communication Cord’

– Best Actor: Francis Brennan as Tim Gallagher in ‘The Communication Cord’, Phoenix Players, Tubbercurry

– Best Actress: Carmel O’Driscoll as Lily Thompson in ‘Brighton’ by Skibbereen Theatre Society

– Best Supporting Actor: Richard Devereux as Old Mahon in ‘The Playboy of the Western World’

– Best Supporting Actress: Mary Schaill-Flynn playing ‘Mammy’ in ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ by Glenamaddy Players

– Scholarship to Drama League of Ireland Summer School: Cian Boyle, Billy in ‘The Cripple Of Inishmaan’-

Two New Dates for ‘All My Sons’ in Ballyshannon

Our multi-award winning production of ‘All My Sons’ returns to the Abbey Arts Centre for two nights in May, Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th, before we head for the All Ireland Final in Athlone. We look forward to seeing you there!