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  • Last in the series of Q&A is Philip Naudé, long time producer of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS. And when I say long time I mean looooong time. Have you taken part in THE 24 HOUR PLAYS before? Yes, once or twice... What was the highlight of your previous experience? Paul Reid modern dance in 2012, Lisa Hannigan's Act II opening song in 2013, doing the DYT workshop, Lannigan's, and list goes on... When did you first know you wanted to be involved in the performing arts? When I was 8. Who (living or dead) would you most like to work with? Nikola Tesla Tell us a little about your next big project. Disappearing into the wilderness, ASAP. What are you

  • Síofra Nic Liam

    Next up in our series is Síofra Nic Liam who is one of our Dublin Youth Theatre volunteers. So THE 24 HOUR PLAYS is another opportunity that DYT offers its members to take part in the theatre experience albeit at breakneck speed! Have you taken part in THE 24 HOUR PLAYS before? Nope What is the most memorable dramatic experience you have had, and why? My first year one act in DYT because it was the first time I was involved in devising something, and the first time we (myself and the other two girls in the cast) felt like we were treated with the same respect as adults instead of having everything dictated by a drama teacher. When did

  • What Iain won't be doing on Saturday night

    Now a member of the production team gives us an insight to the inner workings of the brains of a mad man. What? He must be mad! He did THE 24 HOUR PLAYS last year AND this year he volunteered for the overnight baby writer-sitting. Have you taken part in THE 24 HOUR PLAYS before? Yes, I'm a #24HrDub veteran! What was the highlight of your previous experience? Working with the cream of the Irish theatre industry in a fun and fast-paced environment to raise money to continue the strong legacy of Dublin Youth Theatre for many years to come. It is also wonderful to see theatre professionals mentoring members of DYT, passing on the skills so that they one day

  • Poster for The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre

    We absolutely LOVE the poster that Ste Murray, designer, actor, photographer, obvious polymath, has created the poster and branding for the 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre. As if all that brilliance wasn't enough he even made a video about the process of creating this. He isn't specific about how many hours it took him... :) If you would like to see more of Ste, he'll be on stage at the Abbey Theatre on February 1st as a member of the cast of The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre. Buy your ticket now and if you go the whole hog and pick up a premium ticket you might even meet him and bask in

  • An all-star cast and creative team is lined up for The 24 Hour Plays at the Abbey Theatre on Sunday 29th January, 2017. Early Bird Tickets go on sale Monday 5th December. Book early to see the best line-up on any Irish stage this year! Our star-studded cast features the very best of Irish stage and screen talent, including Bryan Burroughs, Claudia Carroll, Finbarr Doyle, Jay Duffy, Keith Duffy, Tara Flynn, Ross Gaynor, Kate Gilmore, Stephen Jones, Seána Kerslake, Alan King, Marcus Lamb, Jennifer Meade, Leah Minto, Clelia Murphy, Michael Glenn Murphy, Roseanna Purcell, Fiana Toibín, Playwrights include Noelle Brown, Caitriona Daly, Peter Dunne, Colm Keegan, and Arthur Riordan. The plays will be directed by Sarah Finlay, Aidan Kelly, Una McKevitt, and Ray Yeates.