May 2014

Well! what a rollercoaster!  We had a great performance in Athlone and secured second place overall.  Helena Stout won best actress and Michelle Reade won both best supporting actress and the Fair City award.  Jenny Ni Lucais was nominated for best director.  Congratulations to Cornmill Theatre, Carrigallen  for winning the overall prize and the Abbey award.  Prosperous Dram Group were third and Padraic Broe from Moat Club, Naas won best actor with lighting awards and two scholarships also going to Moat.  Not a bad result for North Kildare!

Mar 2014

Let the games begin.  You can keep track of our progress on the festival circuit in the table below.

FestivalPosition Awards
Newtownstewart (23rd Feb)FirstBest play in open section
Best Director - Jenny ni Lucais

Best Actor - George Hogan
Best Actress - Helena Stout
Best Supporting Actress - Michelle Reade
Audience award
Rush (25th Feb)FirstBest play in open section
Best Actor - George Hogan
Best Actress - Helena Stout
Best Supporting Actress - Michelle Reade
Tubbercurry (8th Mar) FirstBest play in open section
Premier award - Best overall play
Best Director - Jenny ni Lucais

Best Actor - George Hogan
Best Actress - Helena Stout
Best Supporting Actress - Michelle Reade
Best Characterisation - George Hogan
DLI Scholarship - Michelle Reade
City of Derry (13th Mar)SecondBest Actress - Helena Stout
Stage Management - Ciara Meehan
Enniskillen (14th Mar)ThirdBest Supporting Actress - Michelle Reade
Ballyshannon (15th Mar)FirstBest play in open section
Best Director - Jenny ni Lucais
Best Actor - George Hogan
Best Actress - Helena Stout
Adjudicators Award - Michelle Reade
Strabane  (22nd Mar)FirstBest play in open section
Best Director - Jenny ni Lucais
Best Actor - George Hogan
Best Actress - Helena Stout
Scarriff  (29th Mar)FirstBest play in open section
Best Actor - George Hogan
Best Actress - Helena Stout
Best Supporting Actress - Michelle Reade

Feb 2014

After a very successful run in both the Draiocht earlier in the month and later in the Mill, Dundrum, the wolf is being released onto the festival circuit

Jan 2014

Happy new year to all!   We are currently gearing up for our 2014 full length festival production - Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee. We'll be performing at the Draiocht in Blanchardstown and the Mill in Dubdrum.  Check out our Current Production tab above for more details.  Also, don't forget to check out our Facebook page!

Jan 2013

We are currently reviving "How I learned to Drive" by Paula Vogel which will be performed locally prior to embarking on the festival circuit

Nov 2012

After a two night run in Confey GAA, we competed in the one act festival circuit.

Festival Result  - Place
Mullagh First 

Unfortunately, we just missed out on a place at the finals in Ballyduff.  We'll be supporting our neighbouring groups who will be performing; Insight Theatre Group Celbridge and Prosperous Drama Group.

Oct 2012

We performed "How I learned to Drive" by Paula Vogel at the Draiocht  Theatre in Blanchardstown.  This will be revived in early 2013 for the full length drama festival circuit.

March 2012

The festivals have begun.  You can keep track of our progress in the table below.  Click HERE for production shots and HERE for Enniskillen set up.

FestivalPosition Awards
Rush -  Mon, 27/02/12NPMaeve Kerrigan - adjudicators award for costumes
Enniskillen - Sat,  03/03/12
SecondBest setting
Derry - Sat, 10/03/12ThirdBest stage decor
Ballyshannon - Sun, 11/03/12SecondBest actress - Jenny Ni Lucais
West Cork - Sat, 17/03/12
Bangor & Ards - Fri, 23/03/12
Cavan - Sat, 24/03/12SecondBest actress - Joanne Logue
Costumes - Maeve Kerrigan
Scariff - Sat, 31/03/12Third

Feb 2012

And the cycle begins again.  We'll be performing "Hedda Gabler" at the Draiocht in Blanchardstown for 3 nights - 23rd, 24th and 25th Feb.

Dec 2011

Rehearsals are in full swing for our full length festival entry "Hedda Gabler"

Dec 2011

The gang had a ball at the All Ireland in Ennis.  Unfortunately, we weren't placed but the adjudicator and audience were hugely impressed by the performance.  The cast and crew captured the hearts of the Ennis audience and John Dennehy who played Jim received the DLI scholarship for best young performer.

Nov 2011

We have now completed the round of preliminary festivals and with three wins, we are off to the All Ireland in Ennis.   Prior to the final, we will present "Chatroom" along with Prosperous Drama Groups play "The Man who climbed Pecan Trees" by Horton Foote in the Prosperous Theatre on Sat 26th Nov at 8.30.  Prosperous have also qualified for the All Ireland.  It promises to be a great evening of theatre.

Nov 2011

The Bradán Óg youth group are touring the one act festival circuit with "Chatroom" by Enda Walsh and have won their first festival in Palmerstown.  The following table will track our progress throughout the competition.

FestivalPlaced PositionAwards
Palmerstown - 4th NovFirst(John Dennehy & Ken Byrne nominated)
Mullagh - 10th NovFirstBest Actor - John Dennehy
(Sine Furlong & Ken Byrne nominated)
Prosperous - 11th NovFirst(John Dennehy, Sine Furlong & Kelley Gissane nominated)
Goresbridge - 13th NovNot Placed
Gorey - 18th NovNot PlacedAdjudicators award

June 2011

We've wrapped up for the Summer but check out our past productions for lots of photos and video clips and don't forget to check back in the Autumn.

May 2011

Well, the all Ireland is over and unfortunately we came away empty handed but we had a ball.  We were nominated in a number of categories; Jenny Ni Lucais for best actress, Joanne Logue for best supporting actress and the DLI summer school scholarship, Joe Bergin for best supporting actor and Gwen Healy for stage management.  Congratulations to Kilmeen from Rossmore as outright winners and to both our Kildare neighbours, Prosperous and Silken Thomas for coming second and third.  A huge thanks to the festival committee for organising a fantastic final.  Maeve Kerrigan and Dave Miller have put together some memories which can be viewed HERE.  Check back for more over the coming weeks.

May 2011

Just back from performing at the All Ireland final and looking forward to the results ceremony on Sat 7th May.  Click HERE for a short clip of us setting up.

April 2011

All the festival results are in and we have qualified for the All Ireland final in Athlone.  Congrats to George Hogan and all the cast and crew.  The line up for Athlone looks extremely strong this year and of the nine plays competing, three of the groups are from north Kildare; Bradan, Prosperous and Silken Thomas!

March 2011

We've revived our production of "Tom and Viv" for a very successful two night run at the Draiocht in Blanchardstown prior to travelling on the festival circuit.  The following table will track our progress throughout the competition.

Festival PositionAwards
Rush / Fingal (28th Feb)Best supporting actor - Shaun Nugent
Newtownstewart (4th Mar)
Enniskillen (5th Mar)FirstBest overall play
Best actress - Jenny Ni Lucais
Best director - George Hogan
Best lighting - Barry Donaldson
Ballyshannon (17th Mar)FirstBest overall play
Best actress - Jenny Ni Lucais
Best director - George Hogan
Glenamaddy (18 Mar)Best supporting actress - Maeve Kerrigan
Adjudicators award (costumes) - Maeve Kerrigan
Shercock (20th Mar)SecondBest actress - Jenny Ni Lucais
Adjudicators award (costumes) - Maeve Kerrigan
Clare - Scarriff (26th Mar)SecondBest actress - Jenny Ni Lucais

Dec 2010

We've done it again!  Bradan Players have won the one act all Ireland for the second year  in succession and John Duggan won the coveted Harlequin award for best performance.  Joe Bergin was also nominated for the best performance award.  Congratulations to all on a magnificient show.  Congratulations and a big thanks to all at Balally for organising the finals - even the weather didn't stop them.   Click HERE for photos.

Dec 2010

Listen in to Arena on RTE Radio 1 on Fri 3rd Dec.  There is a feature on the All Ireland and some of us were interviewed for the show.

Nov 2010

The running order for the all Ireland finals has been announced.  We're on last on Saturday night.  The full line up is:-

Date Group Play Author
Fri 3rd Dec @ 8:00pm The Moat Club, Naas  'The Only Jealousy of Emer'  W. B. Yeats
Clonacool Players        'Last Tango in Little Clonacool' David Tristram
Gorey Little Theatre Group      'The Donahue Sisters'   Geraldine Aron
Sat 4th Dec @ 1:30pmShannonside Drama Group      'Landscape'   Harold Pinter
Haulbowline Theatre Group      'Positive Dead People' Pauline Shanahan
Sat 4th Dec @ 7:30pmCarlow Little Theatre   'The Lithium Waltz' Barry McKinley
Breffni Players  'Melody'  Deirdre Kinahan
Bradán Players 'A Number' Caryl Churchill
Sun 5th Dec @ 1:30pmTake 5 Drama Group  'Joined at the Hip'  Joe Graham
Cornmill Theatre Group  'Victor's Dung'Seamus O'Rourke
Tinahely Variety Group'A Galway Girl'Geraldine Aron
Sun 5th Dec @ 7:30pmBalally Players  'Like a Virgin' Gordon Steele
Martello Productions  'Faint Voices'    John McKenna


Nov 2010

All preliminary festivals have been completed and with 3 wins and a maximum of 36 points, we're through to the all Ireland at the Mill theatre in Dundrum during the first weekend in December

Festival Placed Position Awards
Longford Third Adjudicators award - Tom Byrne for direction
Goresbridge First Best actor - John Duggan
Best Director - Tom Byrne
Bangor First Best actor - John Duggan
Audience award
Skerries First Best Director - Tom Byrne
Adjudicators award - John Duggan for acting
'Best staged play' award
Tubbercurry Not placed None

Nov 2010

We're busily rehearsing two plays at the moment.  See current production.  We'll be touring the one act circuit during November with "A Number".  We update this page with our progress.

Sun 7th NovLongford
Thur 11th NovGoresbridge
Sat 13th NovBangor
Fri 19th NovSkerries
Sat 20th NovTubbercurry

June 2010

We've just completed another very successful Pub Crawl (Stall!) with record attendances.  Check out some photos HERE and a video montage HERE.  We'll be shutting up shop for the summer but will be back in the Autumn so check back on the website for news of our next performance.

May 10

We came, we saw, we enjoyed ourselves but unfortunately we came away empty handed from the All Ireland in Athlone.  More photos have been added here and you can view a short video montage from Mauritius here.  We're straight into rehearsals for the pub crawl on the June bank holiday weekend.

Apr 10

Set up photos from Scarriff here and performance shots here

Mar 10

We've qualified for the All Ireland in Athlone!!!!  See below the report from the Athlone festival website

Bradán Players Knock Reigning Champions Out Of Festival Line-Up (29-03-2010)

In a nail-biting finish to this years RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival Circuit, Estuary Players, who were All Ireland champions in 2008 and 2009, have been denied the opportunity to defend their title at the Athlone finals.

With eight groups already qualified, the ninth position was dependent on the result of Cavan Drama festival which concluded last Sunday night. Estuary had completed their circuit of festivals and were sitting in ninth position on the league table. However, the only group that could jump them in the final count was their Leinster rivals, Bradán Players from Leixlip who needed a win at Cavan to place them ahead of Estuary. Their production of “Mauritius” by American writer, Theresa Rebeck was enough to impress adjudicator Brian Majoribanks to award the Co Kildare group 1st place and the coveted place in the All Ireland Finals.

Mar 10

Full length festival results - updated regularly

Festival Placed Position Awards
 Enniskillen First Best overall play
Audience award
 Derry Third Stage management award
 Kildare Third Best actress - Jenny Ni Lucais
Best supporting actress - Gillian Purcell
 Carnew Not placed
 Ballyshannon Not placed
 Cavan  First Best actress - Jenny Ni Lucais
Best Director - Tom Byrne
 Rathangan  Second Best supporting actor - Colin Walsh
Stage management award
 Scariff Second Best Actor - George Hogan
Best supporting actress - Gillian Purcell
Stage management award

Dec 09

The Bradans celibrate their recent all Ireland win and Christmas at the Bradaun restaurant, Leixlip House Hotel - see photos HERE.
We'd like to wish all our friends and supporters a happy Christmas and a prosperous new year!

Dec 09

Thanks to Declan Donohue from Backstage Theatre, Longford, we have a video clip of our All Ireland winning play "The Quakity of Boiled Water" for you to view.  Click HERE for more.

Dec 09

After a fantastic weekend of theatre in Longford, we won the covetted first place in the open section with "The Quality of Boiled Water".  We'd like to congratulate all the participating groups on the standard achieved this year.  Special praise must go to Backstage Theatre in Longford for organising such a magnificent festival.  Click HERE for some photos taken during the tech set-up in Longford (thanks to Declan Donohue for supplying the camera!).

Nov 09

After a nail biting wait, our place has been confirmed at the All Ireland.  The standard this year was very high and the finals are shaping up to be the toughest and most competitive for many years.  The league table is listed below for the open section and its a testament to the quality of amateur theatre in Kildare that 4 of the 8 groups are from the county (shown in bold).  Congrats also to our former Leixlip friends, Connie and Mairead Broderick from the Rath Players who will be flying the "Lilywhites" flag in the confined section - 5 kildare groups out of 13!  Not bad!  The draw for running order will be held in Longford on Sat 28th Sep.  Check out

Group Play Author
Bray Arts Group The Librarian James Prideaux
Silken Thomas Players A Dog Called Redemption Matthew Landers
36 Players 27 Wagons Full of Cotton Tennessee Williams
Cornmill Theatre Group Wagging Finger Seamus O'Rourke
Dalkey Players, Dublin Specter Don Nigro
Prosperous Dramatic Society The Zoo Story Edward Albee
Dark Horse Drama Group Virtual Reality Alan Arkin
Bradán Players, Leixlip The Quality of Boiled Water Jason Milligan

Oct / Nov 00 - Progress at One-act festivals

Festival Placed Position Awards
Birr First Best Director - Tom Byrne
Dundrum Third
Balbriggan First Best Director - Tom Byrne
Best Supporting Actor - George Hogan
Best stagecraft - John Duggan
Skerries Second Best Supporting Actor - George Hogan
Best Supporting Actress - Maeve Kerrigan
Best presentation
Carrigallen Not placed

Oct 09

We're off on the one-act circuit again with Jason Milligans "Quality of boiled water".  Festival dates are as follows:-

Date  Venue
Sun 25th Oct  Birr
Sat 31st Oct  Dundrum Mill Theatre
Sat 7th Nov  Balbriggan
Fri 13th Nov  Skerries
Sat 14th Nov  Carrigallen

Sep 09

Tom Byrne and Joe Bergin have been busy this September.  Following on from their successful performance of "Whats the Pint?" at the pub crawl, they were invited to perform the piece, which is a celebration of Guinness based on the writings of Tom Corkery, John D. Sheridan and Flann O' Brien, at the Guinness staff party in the Guinness storehouse to celebrate the 250th  birthday celebrations on the 12th of Sept.  The party had almost 2,000 people in attendance and the pair took to the stage in support of none other than the popular Dublin band Aslan.  Click HERE for some photos.  For Arthurs day itself on the 24th Sept, Joe and Tom were invited to perform the piece twice in Leixlip; firstly for a private performance for an invited audience in Leixlip Castle and subsequently in Murphys pub for a public showing before toasting Arthur at 17.59 in the Courtyard.  For Arthurs day., Tom and Joe were joined by fellow Bradan players, George Hogan and Ken Byrne who portrayed Archbishop Price and young Arthur Guinness for a re-enactment of the lease signing for Arthurs first brewery in Leixlip.  Click HERE for photos   

June 09

We've just completed another successful "pub crawl" - although it has become more of a "pub stall"!  So successful has this event become, that we felt it was time to abandon the crawl aspect and for the sake of the performers and the audience, we performed all 3 plays in a single venue - the re-furbished "Zinc" nightclub.  Again, we thank Thomas Hannigan for his support.  Click HERE for photos and HERE for a video clip.

May 09

After a sucessful festival run culminating in a great final performance in Athlone, we did not achieve any awards at the all Ireland.  Our congratulations to Estuary for scooping the premier award for the second year running.  Our own Jenny Ni Lucais received a nomination for best actress.  Now, we are in preparation for the Leixlip festival on the June weekend.

April 09

The draw for the Athlone finals has taken place and the running order is shown below.  Don't forget that we will be staging "Faith Healer" on the 26th April at the Draiocht in Blanchardstown.

Fri 1st May
Sat 2nd May
Sun 3rd May
Mon 4th May
Tues 5th May
Wed 6th May
Thurs 7th May
Fri 8th May
Sat 9th May
Kilmeen Drama Group
Estuary Players, Dublin
Bradán Players
Bangor Drama Club
Silken Thomas Players
Balally Players
Bunclody/Kilmyshall Drama Group
Shoestring Theatre Company
Theatre 3, Newtownabbey
'The Kings of the Kilburn High Road'
'The Last Days of Judas Iscariot'
'Faith Healer'
'True West'
'The Great Hunger'
'The Wake'
'A Night in November'
'Plaza Suite'
Jimmy Murphy
Stephen Adly Guirgis
Brian Friel
Sam Shepard
Peter Shaffer
Tom MacIntryre
Tom Murphy
Marie Jones
Neil Simon

April 09

We're off to Athlone!  After performing at 7 out of 37 festivals, we have again qualified for the All Ireland in  Athlone.  33 drama groups set out on a journey nearly 2 months ago.  The top 9 are through to the final.  In preparation for the final, we will be staging one performance of "Faith Healer" on the 26th April.  See "Current Production" for more details.   Heres to the first week in May!!

Mar 09

We kicked off our festival tour with great success winning 2 of our first 3 festivals and winning many individual awards.  It was great to win the Enniskillen festival for the second year running.  Check back for regular updates.  We'll record our progress in the the table below.   You can also check out the up to date overall league table HERE

Festival Placed Position Awards
 Derry    Not placed
 Enniskillen First Best Actor - Colin Walsh
Best Actress - Jenny Ni Lucais
Best Director - Tom Byrne
Overall best production
 Tubbercurry  First Best Actor - George Hogan
Best Actress - Jenny Ni Lucais
Best Supporting Actor - Colin Walsh
Best Director - Tom Byrne
Overall best production
 Rossmore Not placed
 Cavan  First Best Actor - Colin Walsh
Best Actress - Jenny Ni Lucais
Best Director - Tom Byrne
Overall best production
 Rathangan  Third Best Actor - Colin Walsh
 Scariff Second Best Actor - George Hogan
Audience award for stage management

Feb 09

We're currently rehersing for our 2009  Spring Production and full length festival entry.  This year, we're presenting Brian Friels classic "The Faith Healer".  See Current Productions for details of our performances in Leixlip,  We will be touring the country, competing at  6 drama festivals in total.  For anyone interested in a night away, the dates are:-

Date  Venue
Wed 11th March  Derry
Thurs 12th March  Enniskillen
Sat 14th March  Tubbercurry
Sat 21st March  Rossmore
Wed 25th March  Cavan
Sun 29th March    Rathangan
Tue 31st March Scariff

Dec 08

After a great  set of results in the preliminary rounds, we unfortunately didn't achieve any honours at the All-Ireland but in true Bradan fashion, we had a great party and were delighted when our old friends from Causeway swept the boards with "Address Unknown" and we became honorary members of Causeway for Sunday night!  So congrats to Gerry, Robert , Geraldine and Eoin on their success.  Congratulations to all the groups who provided a great weekend of drama and thanks to all in Tubbercurry for organising such a great festival.   Click HERE for photos.

Oct / Nov 08 - Progress at One-act festivals

Festival Placed Position Awards
Kilmallock - 26th Oct First Best Director - Tom Byrne
Dundrum - 31st Oct First Best Actor - Shared between Colin Walsh and George Hogan
Best Actress - Shared between Jenny Ni Lucais and Brenda Cahill
Adjudicators Award - Tom Byrne (for direction)
Prosperous - 7th Nov Second
Special award for set
Cavan - 8th Nov First Best Actress - Jenny Ni Lucais
Best Director - Tom Byrne
Rosmore - 22nd Nov N/P Performance photos

Oct 08 - One-acts in Draiocht

We've just completed a successful run at the Draiocht Theatre with our two one acts - "Autograph Hound" amd "The Bald Prima Donna".  See out photos section for more.  We're now off on the one-act festival circuit with "The Bald Prima Donna"

Sep 08

We are currently preparing for the one act festivals and will be performing two one-act olays in the Draiocht in October.  See current production for more details

May 08 - Leixlip Civic Awards

We were delighted to receive a civic award from the local Town Council in the area of Cultural achievement.  The award ceremony was  held in Leixlip House Hotel on Friday 16th May.  Tom Byrne, the artistic director of Bradan Players, accepted the award on behalf of the group.  In his acceptance speech, Tom noted the achievements of the group at national and international festivals - all without the availability of proper rehersal and performance facilities.  Leixlip has demonstrated such a wealth of talent in all areas of the performing arts and it is such a shame that groups have to move outside Leixlip in order to perform in proper theatrical venues.  As a real example of this, Tom mentioned Claire Tighes TheatreWorx student show which has to stage its performances this coming weekend at the Helix Theatre in Glasnevin.  Tom paid tribute to the Hannigan family for their support throughout the years.  Click HERE for some photos from the award ceremony.

May 08 Ulster final

Unfortunately, we did not secure any awards at the Ulster final but we received a very good criticism from the adjudicator and an excellent reaction from the audience.  

May 08 - All Ireland final results

We came third in the All-Ireland with our good friends from Estuary coming first (congratulations Myra) and Ballyduff coming second.  John Duggan was nominated for best director. Click HERE for photos from the presentation ceremony.  All in all, we were delighted with our performance and the result.  It was a great achievement to reach the full length All-Ireland on our first outing and coming in the top three was an extra bonus.  Congratulations to all the participating groups and a big thank you to the organisers in Athlone for a great festival.  
We're off to the Ulster finals on Tue. 13th May for what will be our final performance of "Extremities".  Check back for the results.

May 08

In preparation for our All-Ireland performance on Thur 8th of May, we will be presenting a special performance of "Extremities" in St. Marys GAA, Green Lane, Leixlip on Tue 6th May at 8.15.  Admission is free.  All are welcome.

Apr 08

All the results are in and we've qualified for the All-Ireland in Athlone which is taking place from the 2nd to the 10th of May.  Draw for performance dates will take place Sunday 13th April.  Check back for more detail.  Click HERE to view the final league table from the festivals.   View photos from the Draiocht performance.

Mar 08 - Overview of full length festivals

Festival Placed Position Awards
Enniskillen First Best actor - John Duggan
Best actress - Jenny Ni Lucais
Best director - John Duggan
Audience award.

Click HERE to view the Fermanagh Herald
Carrickmore N / P
Tipperary Second Best actress - Jenny Ni Lucais
Best supporting actress - Gillian Purcell
Tubbercurry Second Best actress - Jenny Ni Lucais
Rathangan First Best actor - John Duggan
Best actress - Jenny Ni Lucais
Best director - John Duggan

Click HERE for Photos

Mar 08 - Full length festivals
Bradan Players sweep the board in Enniskillen.  We kicked off our full length festival campaign by winning the Enniskillen festival.  We also won best actor (John Duggan), best actress (Jenny Ni Lucais), best director (John Duggan) and audience award.  Congrats to all the cast and crew.  Well done.   Click HERE to view the Fermanagh Herald newspaper report

Dec 07 - All Ireland one-act finals
The results are in.  We came second AGAIN to Balally!  Seriously, congratulations to Geoff and all the Balally gang on an excellent show.   Special thanks to all at Rossmore for making this years festival so memorable and enjoyable.  It was a true celebration for all of us in the amateur theatre world - with a big emphasis on celebration!!  Congratulations to all the participating groups for providing an excellent standard of theatre.  Clich HERE for some photos.

Nov 07 - Draw for one-act final places
The draw for the all Ireland running order was held on Sunday 25th Nov.  We are opening the festival on Friday evening at 8 pm!
Click HERE for full line-up

Nov 07 - Outcome from one-act trail
We've completed all festivals and " A BENCH AT THE EDGE" has qualified for the all-Ireland in Rossmore.  Unfortunately " PILLOW TALK" was not successful, narrowly missing out on a place at the final.  The play received 3 second places and 1 third place; so hard luck to Colin and Brian who gave great performances at all the festivals and if audience reaction was anything to go by, the play would certainly have reached the final.  Anyhow, heres to a great weekend in Rossmore.

Nov 07 - Updates on one-act festival results

We're on the one-act trail.  We'll keep our progress updated in the table below.

Click here  to view the ADCI league table (opens new window)

Placed Position Awards
SUN 28TH OCT - KILMALLOCK Second Best Actor - George Hogan.
Click here for photos
SAT 3RD NOV - CAVAN First Acting award split between George Hogan and John Duggan
FRI 16TH NOV - SKERRIES First Best Actor - John Duggan
Best Director - Tom Byrne
SAT 17TH NOV - MANORHAMILTON First  Best Actor - George Hogan.
SAT 27TH OCT - BIRR Third    
SUN 4TH NOV - PALMERSTOWN Second Adjudicators award for team acting to Colin Walshe and Brian Phillips
THU NOV 14TH GOREY  Second    

Oct 07
We are currently in preparation for the 2007 one-act festival circuit. This year, we are bringing 2 plays ("A Bench at the Edge" and "Pillow Talk") on the circuit with an initial performance at the Ozone - see current production for details. We have also been accepted in 5 festivals for each play.



Sept 2007
Just completed a 5 night run of "Come back to the 5 & dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean" at the Draiocht. The play was a huge success with great performances from all involved. Well done to all!

July 2007
Rehersals are underway for our forthcoming production of "Come back to the 5 & dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean" by Ed Graczyk. Click on "Current Production" for more details.

June 2007
Another successful Theatrical Pub Crawl

April 2007
We've just completed a highly successful run of "Extremities" by by William Mastrosimone. Congratulations to all involved. Click here for more.

Mar 2007
He can sing too! Congratulations to our own Bobby Harpur who recently gave an outstanding performance as Judas in the Leixlip Parish production of "Jesus Christ Superstar". Well done Bobby and indeed to the entire cast and crew of the show

Dec 2006
We came second in the All-Ireland. Congratulations to the Balally Players who won the final with "Melody". We had a great time in Carrickmore and we'd like to thank the organisers for putting on an excellent festival. We'd also like to extend our congratulations to all the participating groups (old friends and new) including Kilcock, Estuary, Blue Transit, Malthouse, Taney, Breffni and the rest. Well done and heres to Rossmore 2007!

Nov 2006
We're off to the all-Ireland in Carrickmore!!!
After winning our final festival in Carrigallen, we are now guarranteed a place in this years all-ireland one act finals in Carrickmore which will be held on the 1st 2nd and 3rd of December. Check out our photos page for some shots from the play.

Nov 2006
Festival results to date:-

Kilmallock - Second place
Dundrum - not placed. Received adjudicators award for stagecraft (managing transition between scenes)
Virginia - First place and best director (Tom Byrne)
Balbriggan - Third place, best supporting actor (George Hogan) and stagecraft award
Carrigallen - First place and best actor (John Duggan)

Oct 2006
Bradan are on tour with our production of "Geography of a Horse Dreamer". As well as presenting at the Draiocht in Blanchardstown, we have been accepted into 5 one-act drama festivals

Kilmallock, Limerick - 30th Oct
Dundrum, Dublin - 2nd Nov
Virginia, Cavan - 3rd Nov
Balbriggan, Dublin - 9th Nov
Carrigallen, Leitrim - 18th Nov

June 2006
Not just a pretty face. Bradans own John Duggan was a key member of the winning tug-of-war team during the festival week-end. John was on the Middle Shops team. Click HERE for photos.

May 2006
We have just returned from a successful visit to the Liverpool International Theatre Festival in Nova Scotia, Canada where we performed our All-Ireland winning production of "Small Box Psychosis" by Barry McKinley. The play was extremely well received and Coin Walsh won the award for "Outstanding Actor" in a lead role. You can read an account of the groups performance at:-
Liverpool International Theatre Festival - Press Releases