Auditions for The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh

The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh directed by Ronald Jones

Auditions will take place in the Computer Room, the Old School

on Monday 8th. January 2018 at 8pm.

The play will be performed from 18th. to 28th. April 2018 (Wed to Sat)

The cast:

Billy Claven, crippled orphan

Kate Osbourne, Billy’s aunt

Eileen Osbourne, Billy's other aunt

Johnnypateenmike, the town gossip

Helen McCormick, a tough girl

Bartley McCormick, Helen's brother

Babbybobby Bennett, a boatman

Doctor McSharry, the town doctor

Mammy O'Dougal, Johnny's alcoholic 90-year-old mother

If anyone would like a script to read before auditions please contact Ronald 0872660164


All in Favour Said No!

by Bernard Farrell

Tuesday 16 and Thursday 18 August 2016

8pm in Room 7. Little Theatre.

An opportunity to read the play, audition for parts and/or to join the production team.

The action of the play takes place over two acts (four scenes) in the

general office of the Donnycarney Metal Works in the 1970s.

Cast - 5 female and 7 male


Gilbert Donnelly          early 60s, office manager, easy-going, gentlemanly and pleasant.

Christy Metcalf            mid 40s, union steward, quiet, nervous.

 Dave                            20s, good-looking, extrovert.

Liam                             early 20s, less assured than Dave.

Miss Temple                 50s, telephonist, white stick, dark glasses (she is blind).

Sally                             20, office temp., unsure of herself, eager to please.

Mike Reynolds             mid 30s, no-nonsense, highly-efficient general manager.

Dee Kavanagh             mid 40s, Mike’s secretary, mature, glamorous and trendily dressed.

Eddie Malone              late 20s, production shop steward, exudes self-confidence in union        

                                    matters and elsewhere.

Una                             18, machine worker, smoker.                                   

Joan                           18, machine worker.

Ronnie Partridge       60s, owns the company, elegant.

Production Dates             23, 24, 25, 26, 30, November &

                                          1, 2, 3 December 2016.


Director - Dominic McQuillan.

Mobile: 087 6876677.      email:

Dominic has previously directed for the Group - Musicals/Plays included Showboat, Ring Round the Moon, The Importance of Being Earnest, How the Other Half Loves, My Fair Lady, and a previous production of All in Favour Said No!.

70th. Birthday Celebrations

Yes it the event of the year - in fact the event of the last 70 years!

Skerries Theatre Group is delighted to announce it's upcoming special celebration.

Join in and celebrate the last 70 years of SKERRIES THEATRE GROUP with -

"A NIGHT AT THE OSCARS" - on Saturday 1st October 2016.

This will include: Prosecco reception, delightful dinner, wine with your

meal, raffle, super live music and dancing, Life Memberships being awarded

to a few very special people, and a couple of terrific surprises on the night.

Dress code: Glamour and Glitz - roll out the red carpet.

Cost per person is €35 and tickets are limited. So we want you to be a

part of this and we know you don't want to miss out- so ticket booking are

open and it is first come served basis - so get your order for tickets in now.

It is a ticket only event and payment will be needed in full by 10th. September

- but you need to order your tickets NOW - immediately.

We will have a wait list when the bookings are full.

We have the bookings secure for people who booked their tickets at the AGM...and that is about 50% of don't delay.

The event is being co-ordinated by Eric Boyle, Mary Cauldwell, Edel Fitzgerald and Martine Healy...

You can book your tickets on or by contacting any of the above

- contact details on the attached event flyer

BOOK YOUR TICKETS time to get on the ticket list.

Tickets will be delivered to you after full payment.

Looking forward to hearing back from you all soon...............

Martine, Eric,Mary & Edel (70th Anniversary Celebration Sub-Committee)


Auditions for Juno and The Paycock

AUDITIONS will be held on the following dates (rehearsals to start in earnest in early October)

Director: Mary Shannon 087 123 8542 or e mail


Sunday 9th. August @ 3pm - Little Theatre

Monday 10th :  Little Theatre, Room 7 from 8 to 10 pm.


Possible further audition  on:

Monday 17th.   Little Theatre, Room 7 from 8 to 10 pm.


On Sunday 9th, the emphasis will be on auditioning the roles of Juno, Captain Boyle,  Mary, Johnny, Joxer, Maisie Madigan, Jerry Devine, Mr Bentham and Needle Nugent

Everybody welcome to attend even if not auditioning for one of these parts..   

Cast of 6 women, and up to 12 men of various ages from 17 upwards. This will be a big Skerries Theatre GROUP production, so please keep it in mind when looking at activities for the coming months when the nights draw in ! 


Plenty of scope for everybody to get involved both on-stage and back-stage, technical, etc.

So please try to come along.   


Please get in touch with me if you are interested and cannot make Sunday 9th or Monday 10th.  

 (Auditions to accommodate a small number of people who will be away on Sunday 9th, may be arranged for Monday 3rd.)

Any query,  or if you would like more information or want to get involved, please contact Mary. Contact details above.

Annual General Meeting

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of Skerries Theatre Group will take place on Wed. 17th. June 2015 at 8pm in Room 7, Little Theatre, Thomas Hand Street, Skerries.

If you have anything you would like to have put on the AGM agenda, please let Suzanne , Hon. Sec know. If there is something you propose should be changed (at AGM) then you must give 3 weeks prior notice IN WRITING by email to



Play Reading

Marie Kelly will be holding a reading of

Conor McPherson's play "The Seafarer" will be held in the computer room in The Old School at 8 pm on Tuesday 21st April.

If you're interested in listening to/reading the play, please come along.

Women and men welcome, although all the characters in the play are male.

Upcoming "Sive" Auditions January 2015

Our April production will be Sive by John B. Keane, directed by Kevin O'Malley.

Auditions will be held in Room 7 of the Little Theatre on Friday 9th January (9 - 10.30pm) and Sunday morning 11th January (11 - 1). Rehearsals will be Tuesdays, Thursdays (8-10) and Sunday mornings (11-1). For January only, Tuesday's rehearsals will take place on Mondays. To help Kevin compare, contrast and match, it is important that you attend both auditions. Thank you

Performances: April 8th - 18th.

If you would like to have a look at the script before January, please contact me by email or phone (087 2955 950). Please specify if you want a highlighted one (for a particular character) or an unmarked one.

Below is a list of the characters (3 female, 6 male) in the play, with a rough indication of the age requirements and rehearsal requirements.


NANNA GLAVIN                        

Mother of Mike Glavin and grandmother of Sive 

(50+; 3 rehearsals per week, occasional night off)

MENA GLAVIN                          

Wife of Mike Glavin                                                 

(35+; 3 rehearsals per week)


The “illegitimate” daughter of Mike’s late sister

(Pass for 17/18-year-old schoolgirl; 2 rehearsals per week)


A matchmaker

(50+; 3 rehearsals per week, occasional night off)

MIKE GLAVIN                           

The man of the house, husband of Mena, uncle of Sive

(40+; 3 rehearsals per week, occasional night off)

LIAM SCUAB                             

A carpenter, Sive’s sweetheart

(21+; 2 rehearsals per week, occasional night off)

SEÁN DÓTA                              

A wealthy old farmer, suitor for the hand of Sive

(60+; 1 rehearsal per week)

PATS BOCOCK                         

A travelling tinker-man

(50+; 2 rehearsals per week, occasional night off)


His musical son (plays the bodhrán and sings!)

(21+; 1 rehearsal per week)


The action takes place in the kitchen of the Glavins’ small farmhouse in a remote mountainy part of southern Ireland in the 1950s. 

Accents? Strong Cork/Kerry, as usual in a play by John B. Keane.

These rehearsal requirements are fairly accurate. Needless to say, all cast - and Members - are welcome to all rehearsals.

AGM 2013

At the AGM of Skerries Theatre Group, on June 6th 2013 a new committee was elected for 2013/14.

The officers are as follows:

Chairperson:Carol Boylan

Vice-Chair:Mari Carpenter

Treasurer:Áine McGuinness

Secretary:Ethna McQuillan

Carol thanked the outgoing Chairperson Richard Norman Wright for steering the group through another successful year and said she looks forward to the challenge of the year ahead.

The President Ronald Jones made a presentation to Marianne Gibney in recognition of her work over twenty six years in running the One Act Festival. She has now passed on this task to a sub-committee of four members.

Play Readings 2013

Play readings continue over the next three weeks - this time on Monday evenings at 8 pm in the Bus Bar as follows:

  • Monday June 10th  Dolly West's Kitchen by Frank McGuinness

  • Monday June 17th  A Life by Hugh Leonard

  • Monday June 24th  Whistle in the Dark by Tom Murphy

There will be a Directors meeting on Wednesday June 26th inviting all potential Directors to attend. A recommendation will go from this meeting to the Committee for the 2013/14 programme. Do come along to the play readings if you get the chance. All are welcome.