Welcome to the Dublin Shakespeare Society’s website in this our 111th year. In this year we continue to mark works of the great man himself and we have as usual, an exciting and varied programme of events planned.

Shakes Winter Update

Twelfth Night – Saturday January 5th

It was time to shake off the “back to work” blues and polish our party pieces, The Shakes Twelfth Night Party was held on Saturday January 5th in Room 4 from 8.30 pm in the Teachers Club.

It was a fantastic evening with poetry, song, recitation and music and “went on until the wee hours”!

Spring Production

William Shakespeare ~ The Tempest

Paul Maher is to direct ‘The Tempest’ for performance the week of 8 April 2019 in the hall of the Teachers Club. Eileen Sheridan will be production manager.

Paul has now confirmed a cast of 13-15 possibly 7-9 men and 6-8 women of differing ages.  Rehearsals to commence January 16th.

Cole Porter Evening

Dermot Corrigan will be directing an evening of Cole Porter music and song which will take place in Room 4 of the Teachers Club at 7.30 pm on Sat 16th Feb 2019 and again on the following Sat 23rd @ 7.30pm.  Booking opening in January @ 085 8432881.

Submissions for Rehearsed Readings

Dublin Shakespeare is inviting submissions for the 2019/20 series of rehearsed readings.

This year’s theme is As YOU Like It – your heart draws you to an idea but your cautious mind warns it may never work. No matter how weird or quirky, new or old – this is an opportunity to follow your heart and allow us all to see, hear and engage with your piece.

Please forward a brief proposal, and script (if available) to briangermurray@gmail.com. (If only a hard copy of your script is available, you can leave it at the bar in the Teachers’ Club, and let Brian know by email).

Closing date for submissions is 31st March 2019.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Artistic Committee, with up to 6 submissions being selected, based on adjudged practicality, suitability and merit.

It is planned to present the 6 selected readings on the last Saturday of May, June, August, September, October / November (2019) and January / February (2020).

We will strive to schedule flexibly to accommodate participants’ availability.

Call for Directors!

Do you have a play in mind that you would like to direct, if so Dublin Shakes would like to hear from you.   Please submit your proposed suggestion for a play to mctconlon@icloud.com

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An interview with the Director of Capulets and Montagues