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Looking for actors to join an exciting project

Updated: May 19, 2022

Our festival as always been on a mission to bring theatre to the heart of our community and in so doing to nurture new projects and encourage local talents. For this year's festival (our ninth) we want to take theatre to the streets of Birr and for this we need your help.

We need courageous budding actors to take on new roles in three new short plays centered around the landmarks of our town.

The project is called Promenade Performance. Written collaboratively with director Eddie Alford, the 3 short plays will be performed during the festival at three locations on the Birr FAN Trail.

If you want to join this exciting project, send us an email ( or just come to the theatre on Thursday the 26th from 8pm for our open audition.

The rehearsals will take place twice weekly throughout the month of June.

The 3 locations selected for the short plays are:

  • Birr Little Theatre with a piece based on the banning of "Shadow and Substance" a play written by Vincent Carroll that was banned from the Birr Little Theatre by the local clergy while the cast were in final dress rehearsal!

  • The plaque for Alice Dwyer Joyce – (Emmet Square) – where the troupe will deliver a performance of a piece of her writing

  • The plaque for Bernadette O’Farrell – (AIB Bank) – with a piece around Robin Hood in which Bernadette played the role of Maid Marion in the 1950s.

So, to all amateur actors out there, join us on Thursday or send us an email (

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