Ennis Players has over fifty members active in all aspects of theatre. We always welcome new members and no previous experience is required. Social events play an important role in our calendar with the Group enjoying being part of the audience at other theatre productions.
About Ennis Players
Ennis Players is an amateur theatre group based in Co. Clare and regularly stages productions of all genres. The Group present 1-Act plays at Supper Theatre in the Old Ground hotel every November and stage a Full-length play in the Spring in glór. Ennis Players has been competing on both the 1-Act & Full Length festival circuits since the mid-1980s, winning the titles on a number of occasions.
Over the years Ennis Players has toured extensively both at home and abroad travelling to the Canadian Folklorama at Winnipeg, the Bailiwick Theatre in Chicago, the Atheneum Theatre in Melbourne, the Princess Grace Theatre in Monaco, the Liverpool International Theatre Festival in Nova Scotia and the Milwaukee Irish Fest.
The Group was one of the four groups chosen to represent the amateur drama movement for the Abbey Theatre’s centenary celebrations in December 2004 when they performed WB Yeates’ Kathleen Ni Houlihan on the stage of the national Theatre.
Over the years the Players have helped raise over €90,000 for local and national charities by donating the proceeds of their opening night’s performances to a chosen cause.
In 2003 & 2011 Ennis Players had the honour of hosting the All-Ireland 1-Act drama finals with much success and will again host the Finals in December 2021.
Ennis Players Committee 2020 – 2021
The Committee of Ennis Players for the 2020-2021 season is as follows:
Paul Corey : Chairman
Laura O’Brien : Secretary
Maeve Plunkett : Treasurer
Ethel O’Mahony : P.R.O.
Emer O’Flaherty, Martin Moran, Patricia Clune and Saoirse Byrne,