Current Productions

Sive returns for limited run to glor

Following the SELL-OUT run in glór in March, Ennis Players will return for a strictly limited run of two shows on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th April. Sive played to capacity audiences over four nights and received standing ovations every nigh. John B. Keane's classic and much loved SIVE is directed by Bernie Harten and tells the heartbreaking story of the innocent SIVE who is to be sold to the old Sean Dota as his wife for £200. SIVE's aunt Mena and the local matchmaker, Thomasheen Sean Rua connive to make the match out of greed and the desire to escape poverty. SIVE's grandmother Nanna is powerless to prevent the match and her son Mike too weak and influenced by his wife to intervene. Liam Scuab who is in love with SIVE pleads with Mena & Mike to stop the marriage and then endeavours to twart the match.

Here is just a taste of what the audience had to say about the production:

Superb! Great pacing, casting, interpretation and one of the best sets ever.

We were delighted and emotionally drained on leaving glór, what an absolute gem of a production - from the stunning sets to the powerful characterisations of all on stage. 
I knew the play very well but still ended up in floods of tears when Liam brought poor Sive in at the end and laid her on the table.... 'a cloth to dry her hair'..

This production is absolutely brilliant, so sad and powerful. Congratulations to all the fantastic actors, each and every one was fantastic and that final scene scene had me in tears.

Well done, fantastic production, really enjoyed it.Director, cast and all the team should be very proud!`

I thoroughly enjoyed the play. The production was absolutely brilliant. From the point where Mena asked me to buy draw tickets over the tannoy to when Sive was stretched out on the table I was riveted. The dialogue, the actors, the theatre were absolutely fantastic. I thought the stage set was especially good. (I really liked the way the moon in the background changed position during the night scenes and the phases of the moon changed as the weeks went by).

Great show last night, I really enjoyed it. Congrats and well done.

4 of us saw it last night, packed house, brilliant acting, brilliant set, tragic tale with some great comic moments, well done all......

Just been to your Show. Absolutely brilliant. Well done to you all. Highly recommend everyone to see these talented bunch right here on our doorstep


Past Productions

Ennis Players will present John B. Keane's SIVE, directed by Bernie Harten in glor from Wed 20th - Sat 23rd March 2019. Telling the heartbreaking story of the innocent SIVE who is to be sold to the old Sean Dota as his wife for £200. SIVE's aunt Mena and the local matchmaker, Thomasheen Sean Rua... read more

Ennis Players host their annual Supper Theatre in the Old Ground hotel ( from Monday Nov 19th - Thusday 22nd at 8pm. Tickets are €18 and available through the glor box office (065 6843103) or on the door.

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by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh & Yvonne Quinn - directed by Brendan Quinlivan

glór, Feb 26th - Mar 1st 2018 @ 8pm

Tickets €18 (€15 concession)

This humorous yet moving play tells the story of a woman adopted at birth who enlists the help of a colourful private detective to search... read more

Supper Theatre 2017 presents two 1-Act plays; Select Accommodation and Semblance of Madness.
Semblance of MadnessThree women meet for a therapeutic drama lesson in a psychiatric hospital. The lesson is carefully controlled to extract information regarding a... read more

Rehearsals are well underway for the upcoming production of Dion Boucicault's Irish classic, The Colleen Bawn. Directed by geraldine Greene this vibrant & energetic melodrama promises to be a favourite with local audiences.

Based on the true story of the beautiful young Ellen Hanley (... read more

Now that halloweeen is over it is OK to mention Christmas & the annual start to the festivities is of course Ennis Players' Supper Theatre.

This year Supper Theatre will run from Monday 21st Nov. to Thursday 24th Nov. at 8pm in the Old Ground Hotel.

On the menu is a delightful... read more

Written  by Brian Friel and directed by Allen Flynn. 

The story is of a woman (Cass), who after fifty-two years of romping as a saloon waitress in America, goes home to Ireland. But the brother and his family, to whom she turns, really have  no need for her, and ship her off to a rest... read more

Written by Christopher Durang and directed by Helen Forde


George Spelvin: Declan Walsh

Meg: Pam Blake

Sarah Siddons: Tara Manning

Ellen Terry: Rachel Culligan

Sir Henry Irving: Arthur Ford

The... read more

A farce written by Anton Chekhov, and directed by Paul Corey


Stepan Stepanovitch Chubokov - Mick Loughnane

Natalya Stepanova - Emer O'Flaherty

Ivan Vassilevitch Lomov - Laurence O'Brien


A surprise... read more

 Written by S.R. Plant and directed  by Geraldine Greene


Mr.  Mahone:              Brendan Quinlivan

Ernest Blades:             Joe Varden


Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Mahone's Taxidermy... read more

 Written by Marina Carr

Directed by Paul Corey

This play tells a moving story of four generations of women in one family in the midlands. Centred on the figure of 'The Mai', a forty-year old woman, struggling to save her marriage and the happiness of herself and her... read more

Written by James Prideaux and Directed by Eddie McCourt


Rita Brady: Rose Penmore
Saoirse Byrne: The Nurse
Eric Healy: Voice of the Doctor


In a mental institution, a librarian, driven to the edge of... read more

Playwright: Hugh Leonard and Directed by Helen Forde


Dominic Studley:  Mick Loughnane

Ita Studley: Maeve Plunkett

Finbar Reidy: Tony Coffey

Grace Lamb: Sinead Finn

Seamus Lamb: ... read more

Directed by Allen Flynn

When Annie's husband, John, dies of leukaemia, she and best friend, Chris, resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow Women's Institute members to pose nude with them for an '... read more

by A.R. Gurney, Jr.

Directed by Joe Varden

This is a hilarious comedy of sparkling wit, concerning the psychosis and mental perversions of a married couple. The wife reveals a shocking secret to her husband; little does she know that he has a few of his own.....

Cast and... read more

by Alan Ackybourn

What lengths would YOU go to, to avoid paying your bills? When a debt collector shows up at a suburban townhouse, she encounters what appears to be an empty home - until she meets the freaky occupants!

Directed by Eddie McCourt

Cast and Characters:

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Directed by Joe Varden

A one-act play starring Ailbhe McMahon and Aidan O'Gara, it is a hilarious comedy of sparkling wit, concerning the psychosis and mental perversions of a married couple. The wife reveals a shocking secret to her husband; little does she know that he has a few of his... read more

Dancing at Lughnasa is set in the fictional town of Ballybeg, Co. Donegal. It is a memory play told from the point of view of the adult Michael Evans, the narrator. He recounts the summer in his unmarried mother and four spinster aunts' cottage when he was seven years old (... read more

Directed by Paul Corey.

What if Elvis were alive and living in middle America? This plays answers the question in farcicial fashion, suggesting that the rock legend has been placed by the Witness Protection Program in the home of an average couple. When their daughter returns... read more

Directed by Eric Healy

In a land where 'beauty is only skin deep - thank God', a 'woman of a certain age' takes drastic action when she learns that she's been surpassed in the looks department by her sexy stepdaughter as the tales of 'Sleeping Beauty' and 'Snow White' get rolled into a... read more

The Playboy of The western World is undoubtedly Synge’s masterpiece and tells the tale of Christy Mahon who believing he has killed his father with the blow of a loy, goes on the run from his native Kerry. After 11 days walking he arrives in a Sheeben in Mayo... read more

Ennis Players hosted DRAMA at ENNIS, the All-Ireland One Act Finals in glór on December 2nd – 4th 2011, a feast of drama & entertainment was provided over the three days & the event was a resounding success.

The weekend kicked off with giant puppets, tribal drummers & the... read more

Ennis Players staged Willy Russell’s hilarious comedy Stags and Hens in glór in April 2011.

The action takes place in the Gents and Ladies loos of a local nightclub and focuses on a group of girls and local lads who venture out for a night of pre-marriage stag and hen party celebrations.... read more

The Lonesome West is the third play in Martin McDonagh’s Leenane trilogy – the other two being The Beauty Queen of Leenane & A Skull in Connemara.

The play is set in the Connemara village of Leenane during the 1990’s where two brothers Valene & Coleman Connor are... read more