Secret Love ~ Audition Call

Dublin Shakespeare Society
will be holding auditions
Club na Múinteoirí
Tuesday 9th of January
Thursday 11th of January

7.30 pm
Val O'Donnel's Secret Love

A rehearsed reading of


An adaptation by Val O’Donnell has made on James Plunkett’s short stories The Trusting and the Maimed for the stage that which is entitled ‘Secret Love’.

The Trusting and the Maimed is the title of a collection of short stories written by James Plunkett in the late 1940s and early 1950s and published in 1959. It has been hailed as ‘one of the best volumes to have come out of Ireland’. ( Irish Literature, edited by Robert Hogan, 1979). The short story of the same name is considered to be one of Plunkett’s finest and most lyrical stories.

The story centres on the plight of a young unmarried girl who becomes pregnant in Ireland in the early 1950’s. It focuses, episodically, on the responses of friends and family to her situation and on their conditioning by the social and religious values of the time.

Adapted by Val O’Donnell
Directed by Mary Conlon
The reading will be performed in
Club na Múinteoirí on
Saturday March 2nd at 8.00 pm.5 male characters – 20’/30’s 40’s 50/60’s
3 female characters – 20’/30’s 40’s 50/60’s

If you are interested in auditioning, but are unable to attend please contact Mary Conlon 085 1744840 or by email to

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