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October 2017

Historical Context – Antony and Cleopatra

28th October 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square West
Dublin, Dublin D01 T6V6 Ireland
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Free

Geraldine Fitzgerald will deliver a talk to members on the historical background to Antony and Cleopatra, followed by a Question and Answer Session and refreshments. This is part of the society’s ongoing literary programme. The talk promises to be extremely interesting and will be an excellent precursor to the forthcoming production of the play.

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November 2017

Antony and Cleopatra

14th November 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 18th November 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Theatra@36, The Teachers Club
36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 D01 T6V6 Ireland
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€12 – €15

Our Autumn Production Antony and Cleopatra Directed by James O'Connor and Presented by The Dublin Shakespeare Society, this epic production takes on one of Shakespeare's greatest- and often overlooked- tragedies. With tales of love, war, and betrayal, we take a look at this historic conflict through the eyes of the soldiers and soothsayers, politicians and pirates, all-powerful monachs and alcoholics that brought it to pass. Photography by Fionán O'Connell Cast in Order of Appearance ActorRole Pamela Flanagan Cleopatra Padraig Denihan…

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January 2018

Castle Rackrent

January 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square West
Dublin, Dublin D01 T6V6 Ireland
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€5

Pronounced by W.B. Yeats to be "one of the most inspired chronicles written in English", a Rehearsed Reading of Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth, a version adapted and directed by Róisín Mee.

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She Stoops to Conquer

January 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square West
Dublin, Dublin D01 T6V6 Ireland
€5
She Stoops to Conquer

When Marlow mistakes Kate's house for an inn and treats her father like and inn-keeper, things are not going to go smoothly for him. With her brother causing mischief, her father insulted and her mother plotting a marriage nobody wants, it's no wonder Kate has to stoop to conquer. She Stoops to Conquer combines elements of comedy of errors, comedy of manners, romantic comedy and farce with an undercurrent of satire. It is a classic comedy that never goes out of…

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February 2018

An Evening with Dylan

February 24 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square West
Dublin, Dublin D01 T6V6 Ireland
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€5

SOLD OUT   A celebration of over 50 years of music from Nobel laureate Bob Dylan, From Mr Tambourine to Adele's Feel My Love, Dublin Shakespeare Society sing a collection of hits and lesser known gems from Bob's extensive repertoire. The musical career of this complex character chronicles his personal life and the world he lives in covering diverse musical genres from folk, to country, pop an gospel. Please note that this event will be held in Room 4 of…

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March 2018

Table Quiz

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square West
Dublin, Dublin D01 T6V6 Ireland
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€10
Dublin Shakespeare Society Table Quiz

The story goes that a Dublin theatre proprietor by the name of Richard Daly made a bet that he could, within forty-eight hours, make a nonsense word known throughout the city, and that the public would supply a meaning for it. After a performance one evening, he gave his staff cards with the word 'quiz' written on them, and told them to write the word on walls around the city. The next day the strange word was the talk of the town, and within…

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April 2018

The Capulets and Montagues

April 18 @ 7:30 pm - April 21 @ 7:30 pm
The Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square West
Dublin, Dublin D01 T6V6 Ireland
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€15 – €17
Capulets and Montagues

Paul Maher will be directing his own translation of ‘The Capulet’s and Montague’s or Romeo and Juliet: The Comedy’. The play will be staged in the Hall of Teachers’ Club, Parnell Square from 18 to 21 April this year in a cabaret style production with live music and dance. This production is particularly exciting because •   Lope de Vega (1564-1635) is Spain’s foremost playwright and a contemporary of Shakespeare.  Though virtually unknown in the English speaking world he is hugely respected…

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May 2018

The Weaver’s Grave

May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square West
Dublin, Dublin D01 T6V6 Ireland
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€5

The first of the rehearsed readings for the 2018-2019 season is The Weaver's Grave by Seumas O'Kelly adapted by Micheal O hAodha directed by Breege Fahy The cast MEEHAUL LYNSKY, an old Nailer, played by Philip Gleeson. CAHIR BOWES, an old stonebreaker, played by Dáithí O Broin. THE WIDOW, played by Mary Conlon. 1st GRAVEDIGGER, played by Martin O'Connor. 2nd GRAVEDIGGER, played by Andrew Dancey. MALACHI ROOHAN, a very old Cooper, played by Michael Sharp. NAN ROOHAN, his daughter, played…

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September 2018

Table Quiz

September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square West
Dublin, Dublin D01 T6V6 Ireland
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€10
Dublin Shakespeare Society Table Quiz

The story goes that a Dublin theatre proprietor by the name of Richard Daly made a bet that he could, within forty-eight hours, make a nonsense word known throughout the city, and that the public would supply a meaning for it. After a performance one evening, he gave his staff cards with the word 'quiz' written on them, and told them to write the word on walls around the city. The next day the strange word was the talk of the town, and within…

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The Beguiled Rehearsed Reading

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square West
Dublin, Dublin D01 T6V6 Ireland
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€5
The Beguiled Rehearsed Reading

This classic Southern gothic story details a wounded yankee soldier in the American civil war, who takes refuge in a ladies boarding school. The girls immediately fall under the spell of this charming stranger. But soon his presence unleashes something dark and dangerous in all of them.  'The Beguiled' adapted by Ben Shockley from the novel by Thomas Cullinan. Directed by Hilary Boyle and produced by Nessa Power.  Cast include Paul Mc Corry, Nessa Power, Ann Hogan, Julianna Gonzales, Roisin Mee, Noelle Timmons, Aisling O Leary, Abril…

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October 2018

Club Malfi

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - November 3 @ 7:30 pm
The Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square West
Dublin, Dublin D01 T6V6 Ireland
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€15 – €17
Club Malfi Featured

Have you ever walked into a bar and seen these signs that say, “You don’t have to be mad to work here but it helps” and then you're greeted by the dullest, mind-numbingly boring bar staff? Here in Club Malfi madness is an essential requirement. "Whether we fall by ambition, blood or lust, Like diamonds we are cut with our own dust” Directed by Valerie Greene and written collaboratively by several society members. Inspired by John Webster’s The Duchess of…

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November 2018

A Special Tribute to Patrick Kavanagh

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square West
Dublin, Dublin D01 T6V6 Ireland
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€5
Patrick kavanagh Dublin Shakespeare Society

All Shakes Members and Friends, What Joyce did for Dublin, Patrick Kavanagh’s poetry did for the strong grey soil of Monaghan, revealing the unsentimental truth of rural Irish Life and the mystic claims land makes upon the heart. A special  evening of to commemorate the work of that great poet Patrick Kavanagh will take place in the Teachers’ Club, Room 4, on the night of  Saturday, 17th November, at 7.30 p.m Patrick Kavanagh died on 30th November 1967, so, while…

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