Tallaght Theatre Group

Who we are...

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The story so far...

Tallaght Theatre Group was formed, as an amateur theatre group, in 1975. The members, from the age of 16 and upwards, came from all over Tallaght and the surrounding areas.

The group moved into their new Theatre behind the Cuckooís Nest pub in May of 1997. Since then, Fishamble Theatre Company performed the world premier of From Both Hips by Mark Oí Rowe, prior to itís run at Project@the Mint, and in Glasgow. Blackbox Theatre Company previewed itís production of Are You Listeniní To Me Gaybo? before itís successful run in the Dublin Theatre Festival and itís nation-wide tour.

Tallaght Theatre Group produced Whoís Life Is It Anyway? by Brian Clarke as our debut play in our new theatre in November 1997. On The Level Theatre Company premiered Hatch 22 in December, and Tallaght Youth Theatre presented A Midsummer Night's Dream by the Bard in February of this year.

Since then, Liberties College Bull Alley St performed The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere, which was well received.

On the weekend of the 27th to the 29th of March 1998, inclusive, Gael Linn presented FŤile Drŗmžochta Atha Cliath, an Irish Theatre Festival of five plays. At the presentation ceremony,on the Sunday, there was a positive response to the proposition that this should become an annual event. More details as they develop.....

The list of productions at our previous venue (in the grounds of St. Maryís School) include Death of a Salesman; All my Sons and View from the Bridge; The Rainmaker; The Birthday Party; ; The Diary of Anne Frank; Mrs Gibbons Boys; Laughter in the dark; Night must fall; Look back in anger; My Three Angels and Butterflies Are Free from International Playwrights.

The Irish list is equally impressive with Juno and the Paycock by Sean Oí Casey; The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde; Drama at Inish by Lennox Robbinson; The Country Boy by John Murphy; Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett; The Hostage by Brendan Behan; I do not like thee, Dr. Fell by Bernard Farrell; Da and The Poker Session by Hugh Leonard; Lovers by Brian Friel; On the Outside by Tom Murphy; Sive, Sharonís Grave, The Field and The Chastitute by John B. Keane; Someone Who'll Watch over Me and The Factory Girls by Frank McGuinness.

Future Events

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On Wednesday the 1st of April, and Thursday the 2nd, we have D'Unbelievables in I Doubt It, Says Pauline. Unfortunately, the show is booked solid.

On the 22nd of April, for ten nights, the Tallaght Theatre Group present A Life by Hugh Leonard. Bookings may be made at 4518384


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The Theatre

Technical Specs

There are 130 seats raked to the stage which is at floor level, the autidorium is just seven rows deep which makes for good acoustics. The stage is 33' wide by 20' deep and has wings on both sides. There are 66 lighting points over the stage and there are four points under the stage. There are two dressing rooms, with toilet and shower facilities in both. The building is centrally heated by gas heating. The lighting box commands a full view of the stage and we have a 48 channel desk wired to a 24 channel dimmer pack at 2.5kw per channel. The lighting rig, at the mooment, consists of 16 1kw lamps, and six 650w quartets, with more on the way.

Contact Numbers

The Theatre itself can be reached at 4518384. We can also be reached at tallaght_theatre@hotmail.com.


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