06 December 2017

Playshare 2018 Launched at Axis Ballymum

Playshare 2018 Launched at Axis Ballymum

Last Sunday a packed house at the Axis Ballymun saw the launch of Playshare 2018.

The morning kicked off with our own Dave Kelly facilitating a workshop for over 60 Youth Theatre Ireland members from Complex YT, Cabinteely YT, WACT YT and the recently affiliated Mr. Sands Youth Theatre in Bray.

The afternoon saw performances from Cabinteely, Complex, and WACT of staged extracts of three of the new Playshare plays for 2018. The audience included a whole busload of members from Droichead, M.A.D and Dundalk Youth Theatres who travelled all the way down from county Louth for the afternoon.

The atmosphere in the packed venue was electric as we hosted our last major public event for 2017. You can see some images from the day here.

The eight new plays added to Playshare for 2018 are:

Don’t Smile ‘Till Christmas by Niall Cleary with additional scenes by Ellie Menton - Activate Youth Theatre, 2017
A contemporary drama for a medium to large sized group

Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland adapted for the stage by Anna Galligan - Kilkenny Youth Theatre, 2015
Classic children’s adventure for a large cast.

Scattered by James Butler - Stage 51 Theatre Group, Knocklyon, Dublin, 2017
A play for a large group exploring the transition from primary to secondary school.

The Black Eyes By Bev Clark - IMPACT Youth Theatre Tamworth, UK. Winner of the Warwickshire One Act Drama Festival 2016.
A one-act horror based on a popular urban myth.

The Honeys by Tracy Martin - Dublin Youth Theatre, 2017
A one act comic drama for an all female cast.

The Rescue by Fiona Quinn devised by County Limerick Youth Theatre with additional material by Clairr O’Connor 2016
A full length play about uprising based on a 1919 true story for a large group.

The Sword In The Stone by John Morton  - Dreamstuff Youth Theatre in Kilkenny, 2009.
A comedy based on the classic myth for a large group.

this is a room... by Dylan Coburn Gray- Dublin Youth Theatre, as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival, 2017.
A contemporary drama for a large cast.


If you are looking for a play for 2018 there are now 112 plays in Playshare. There is something for all age ranges and abilities from short one-act comedies to full-length musicals, site-specific pieces and large cast historical epics.

View the full list of Playshare plays here.

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