Past Productions

During the last fifty years, the Stillorgan Players have staged over 100 thrillers, farces, plays & pantomimes.  Click on a photo or title for more information about the production.

And Then There Were None
October 2022
Agatha Christie

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, the bloodbath begins and one by one they are brutally murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.

A Fishy Business
March 2022
By Margaret Woods

There is only five minutes to go before everyone arrives. When the cat eats Uncle Richard's salmon, Mary and George decide to fill the gap with tinned salmon. The problems begin to escalate and in the end they find the truth behind what really happended to Tiddles!

Witness for the Prosecution
October 2019
By Agatha Christie

Leonard Vole stands accused of murdering a rich widow. The stakes are high with shocking witness testimony and a young man's fight to escape the hangman's noose. Innocent or guilty, this suspense thriller will keep you guessing until the final curtain.

Aladdin
2019 Pantomime
By Norman Robbins

Join the Stillorgan Players in a magical family pantomime of well loved characters including Princess Jasmine, Widow Twankey, Wishee Washee, Abanazar the evil magician, and of course Aladdin himself.

Prescription for Murder
October 2018
By Norman Robbins

Not only does Dr. Richard Forth have a hectic work schedule and an awkward friendship with his ex-girlfriend, but his wife, Barbara, is constantly ill. With bad luck spreading almost as quickly as bad news, it seems somebody is out to kill Barbara, and anyone else who gets in their way!

Out of Order
April 2018
By Ray Cooney

Tory Minister Richard Willey is about to embark on a night of passion with the Labour Leader’s typist, Jane Worthington, in room 648 of the Westminster Hotel. Naturally, things don’t run as smoothly as Mr Willey anticipates and their secret liaison is drastically hindered by the discovery of a dead body trapped in the hotel’s only unreliable sash window.

Murder with Love
November 2017
By Francis Durbridge

Many people dislike Larry Campbell but none feel more embittered than David Ryder who pursues his vendetta by nefariously obtaining a key to Campbell's flat to kill him. 

Hansel & Gretel
2017 Pantomime
By Norman Robbins

Set in the village of Pumpernickel, the Forest Fairy and Attrocia, the witch, battle for the villagers. Attrocia builds the Gingerbread House to entice the children, Hansel and Gretel. Events stop short before they are eaten, although the witch gets her just desserts!

Parochial Problems
October 2016
By Margaret Wood

On this occasion of a Parochial Church Council meeting temperaments clash over such matters as the redecoration of the church ad what to do about the cherubs. Meredith, builder and decorator considers it 'not a bad afternoon's work', however, with profitable repair bills in prospect, and even possible future happiness with the attractive Miss Jones.

Gosforth's Fete
October 2016
By Alan Ayckbourn

Publican Gosforth is running the village fete. Due to a technical mistake, personal news about Milly Carter is publicised over the public-address system. Milly’s fiancé Stewart Stokes becomes aggravated and drowns his sorrows with alcohol. Councillor Mrs Pearce, after a most disorganised greeting, gives an electrifying performance. What starts as a normal day develops into chaos and ends in complete disaster.

It Runs in the Family
April 2016
By Ray Cooney

Set in a hospital, "It Runs in the Family" contains the usual assortment of farcical nuts running in and out of doors mistaking everybody for someone else, as Dr. Mortimore tries to fend off a paternity suit, an ex wife, a punkish daughter and various other lunatics so that he may, at last, deliver the Ponsonby Lecture in an international conference.

A Touch of Danger
November 2015
By Francis Durbridge

Max Telligan, a popular novelist, has returned to his London apartment from a business trip to Munich, much to the surprise of his wife. He is subsequently greeted by a parade of mysterious visitors who seek a calculator, question him about a diary, and more sinisterly, threaten to kill him. Max has, it seems, unwittingly become embroiled in the activities of an international terrorist group!

Blithe Spirit
March 2015
By Noel Coward

Charles Condomine, a successful novelist, needs to learn about the occult for his next novel.  Madame Arcati, an eccentric medium, is invited to hold a séance at his house. She inadvertently summons Charles's first wife, Elvira, who has been dead for seven years. A hilarious madness ensues as the ghostly and jealous Elvira makes continued, and increasingly desperate, efforts to disrupt Charles's current marriage to Ruth.

Old King Cole
2015 Pantomime
By Paul Reakes

King Cole may be old, but he’s not too old to fall in love and now he’s decided that it’s high time that he should take a wife! The women of the town and royal cook Dotty Dumplin are queueing up to audition for the role of Queen. Meanwhile, King Cole’s evil brother Peski and his wife Pariah are conspiring to unseat him from the throne - with a little help from a magic pool that reverses the ageing process, turning Old King Cole into Young King Cole!

All The Way Back
March 2014
By Bernard Farrell

The hilarious tale of the turmoil that ensues in the Ryan household in an upmarket residential area of Dublin’s Southside, when the ever-practical Sheila Ryan decides on a course of action to boost the family’s depleted income. Her husband, Brendan, a middle-aged redundant executive, has been out of work for eighteen months and there is a big household to support, as they strive to keep up appearances.

Towards Zero
November 2013
By Agatha Christie

Lady Tressilian invites several guests to her seaside home for two weeks at the end of the summer. Tennis star Nevile Strange, former ward of Lady Tressilian's deceased husband, incurs her displeasure when he proposes (to her mind bizarrely) that both his new wife, Kay, and his former wife, Audrey, come at the same time. Lady Tressilian grudgingly agrees but events soon become sinister when she is brutally murdered in her bed!

An Inspector Calls
March 2013
By John B Priestley

A family is visited by a man calling himself Inspector Goole, who questions the family about the suicide of a young working-class woman, Eva Smith. The family are interrogated and revealed to have been responsible for the young woman's exploitation, abandonment and social ruin, effectively leading to her death.

Goldilocks & The Three Bears
2013 Pantomime
By John Morley

Will Ronnie the Ringmaster find his true love? Will Goldilocks be safe from the bears? A pantomime adaptation of the classic fairy tale.

Moll
October 2012
By John B Keane

When Canon Pratt and his two curates, Father Brest and Father Loran, lose their exteemed Ms Bottomly, they must recruit a replacement to carry on with the cooking and cleaning. They select Ms Maureen Kettle, aka Moll. She wraps the Canon around her little finger, feeds him well while starving the curates. When it comes to the question on Moll’s pension, more chaos ensues.

Suddenly At Home
March 2012
By Francis Durbridge

When Glenn Howard, a busy executive, decides to get rid of his wealthy wife Maggie, firstly to enjoy her money, secondly to avoid spending the rest of his life in boring luxury in remote Bermuda, and thirdly to free himself for another woman, he works out a complicated and devious plan to keep himself in the clear.

Uproar In The House
November 2011
By Anthony Marriott & Alistair Foot

Prospective purchasers of an avant-garde house forced to stay by fog bound night, but who is married to who?

A Fishy Business
April 2011
By Margaret Wood

There is only five minutes to go before everyone arrives. When the cat eats Uncle Richard's salmon, Mary and George decide to fill the gap with tinned salmon. The problems begin to escalate and in the end they find the truth behind what really happended to Tiddles!

Out Patients
April 2011
By Margaret Wood

A middle aged woman has been attending the out-patients department for so long she now sees herself and guardian and advisor of any newcomers.

Little Miss Muffet
2011 Pantomime
By Paul Reakes

A pantomime adaptation of the classic fairy tale.

Deliver Us From Evil
October 2010
By J D Robins

Ben Seaton is the new rector of Wychcombe Magna and is slowly gaining acceptance with the locals. Then the unthinkable happens - there is a murder at the rectory. Skeletons surface from the village's recent past - the death of a young girl, the involvement of a local man in a bullion robbery - and it becomes apparent that not everyone in the village is who they say they are!

Boeing Boeing
March 2010
By Marc Camoletti

Bernard has a French, a German and an American fiancee, each a beautiful airline hostess with a two day layover in Paris. He keeps "one up, one down and one pending" and has the seventh day to rest. Until airline schedule changes bring all three to Paris and their intended's apartment at the same time!

House Guest
November 2009
By Francis Durbridge

This exciting thriller concerns Robert and Stella who learn that their son has been kidnapped - not for ransom but in order that they will allow one of the kidnappers safe haven in their house. Two policemen arrive with news that one of the kidnappers has been murdered - but very soon it is obvious that these two, and much else, is not as it seems.

It Could Be Any One Of Us
February 2009
By Alan Ayckbourn

They say where there's a will, there's a relative & this comedy thriller exploits all the ingredients of the traditional murder-mystery - a remote country house on a dark and stormy night where a family of failures meet to haggle over a bequest. So far so ordinary, but since this is by one of Britain's leading dramatists, things are never what they seem!

Old Mother Hubbard
2009 Pantomime

A pantomime adaptation of the classic fairy tale.

Deadly Nightcap
2008
By Francis Durbridge

Disposing first of his brother-in-law, Jack enlists the help of his girlfriend in his plan to murder his wife. But his scheme goes horribly wrong and he, not his wife, ends up dead. There are so many possible suspects and motives that the truth eludes us all ... although Cliff seems to be on the right track.

Sing A Song Of Sixpence
2007 Pantomime
By John Morley

A pantomime adaptation of the classic fairy tale.

How The Other Half Loves
2006
By Alan Ayckbourn

A comedy taking place at two dinner parties in two living rooms on a single set. In this suburban trio of married couples, one couple is at the top of the social ladder. One of the other couples is attractive and upcoming, despite the fact that she is an utter slob and he is a complete boor, and the third pair is socially hopeless but earnest.

Living Together
2006
By Alan Ayckbourn

Annie, the Cinderella of the family, lives in the shabby Victorian vicarage type house where the family was brought up. Reg, her brother, and his wife Sarah come to stay for a week end so that she may go away for a "rest". The general idea is that Annie ought to pair off with Tom. But for this week end it is Norman, the raffish assistant librarian husband of Annie's sister Ruth, with whom she planned to go. They were to meet secretly but Norman turns up early. When Annie calls the whole thing off Norman decides to stay on at the house and gets roaring drunk.

Sweet Revenge
2006
By Francis Durbridge

Ross is a successful, happily married cardiac consultant - until his wife Fay announces she has fallen in love with the notorious womanizer Julian Kane. Later, Ross's assistant discovers two phials missing of Zarabell Four, a drug potentially lethal to cardiac patients. When Julian dies from a heart attack, all fingers point to Ross. 

Kindly Keep It Covered
2005
By Dave Freeman

Housekeeper Wanted
2005
By Philip King & Falkland L Cary

Babes In The Wood
2005 Pantomime

A pantomime adaptation of the classic fairy tale.

A Murder Is Announced
2004
By Agatha Christie

Tons Of Money
2004
By Will Evans & Arthur Valentine

Dock Brief
2004
By John Mortimer

Beyond Reasonable Doubt
2003
By Jeffrey Archer

Cinderella
2003 Pantomime

A pantomime adaptation of the classic fairy tale.

Fishy Business
2002
By Margaret Wood

There is only five minutes to go before everyone arrives. When the cat eats Uncle Richard's salmon, Mary and George decide to fill the gap with tinned salmon. The problems begin to escalate and in the end they find the truth behind what really happended to Tiddles!

Pack Of Lies
2002
By Hugh Whitmore

Parochial Problems
2002
By Margaret Wood

On this occasion of a Parochial Church Council meeting temperaments clash over such matters as the redecoration of the church ad what to do about the cherubs. Meredith, builder and decorator considers it 'not a bad afternoon's work', however, with profitable repair bills in prospect, and even possible future happiness with the attractive Miss Jones.

The Hollow
2001
By Agatha Christie

Sinbad The Sailor
2001 Pantomime

A pantomime adaptation of the classic fairy tale.

Gosforth’s Fete
2000
By Alan Ayckbourn

Publican Gosforth is running the village gala which starts like all village fetes do. However it develops into chaos and as things continue to go wrong the play climaxes to a complete disaster.

The Monkey’s Paw
2000
By W. W. Jacobs

The Winslow Boy
2000
By Terence Rattigan

Relatively Speaking
1999
By Alan Ayckbourn

Caught on the Hop
1999
By David Foxton

Upstairs Cuckoo
1999
By Peter Horsher

Murder At The Vicarage
1998
By Agatha Christie

Thermal Underwear
1997
By Andrew Davies

Deathtrap
1996
By Ira Levin

Move Over Mrs Markham
1996
By Ray Cooney & John Chapman

Absurd Person Singular
1995
By Alan Ayckbourn

Aladdin
1995 Pantomime

A pantomime adaptation of the classic fairy tale.

Thermal Underwear
1994
By Andrew Davies

Us And Them
1994
By David Campton

Darlings You Were Wonderful
1994
By Derek Lomas

Look No Hans
1992
By John Chapman & Michael Pertwee

Dick Whittington
1992 Pantomime

A pantomime adaptation of the classic fairy tale.

Laughter In The Dark
1990
By Victor Lucas

Bonaventure
1989
By Charlotte Hastings

Cinderella
1989 Pantomime

A pantomime adaptation of the classic fairy tale.

Shock Tactics
1987
By John Dole

Dry Rot
1986
By John Chapman

Three dodgy bookies, Alf Tubbe, Flash Harry and Fred Phipps, plan to rig a horse race by kidnapping the fancied horse and its French jockey. They stay at a country house hotel near the racecourse, run by Colonel and Mrs Wagstaff, where they conceal the horse Sweet Lavender (and later the jockey) in a hidden cellar.

All The Way Back
March 1986
By Bernard Farrell

The hilarious tale of the turmoil that ensues in the Ryan household in an upmarket residential area of Dublin’s Southside, when the ever-practical Sheila Ryan decides on a course of action to boost the family’s depleted income. Her husband, Brendan, a middle-aged redundant executive, has been out of work for eighteen months and there is a big household to support, as they strive to keep up appearances.

No Time For Fig Leaves
1985
By Duncan Greenwood & Robert King

Dangerous Corner
1985
By John B Priestly

The Creature Creeps
1984
By Jack Sharkey

A Murder Has Been Arranged
1984
By Emlyn Williams

Babes In The Wood
1984 Pantomime

A pantomime adaptation of the classic fairy tale.

All In Favour Said No
1983
By Bernard Farrell

Ghost Train
1983
By Arnold Ridley

As Black As She’s Painted
1982
By Philip King

White Sheep Of The Family
1982
By L du Garde Peach

Bell Book And Candle
1981
By John Van Druten

The Shop At Sly Corner
1981
By Edward Percy

Blithe Spirit
Autumn 1980
By Noel Coward

Charles Condomine, a successful novelist, needs to learn about the occult for his next novel.  Madame Arcati, an eccentric medium, is invited to hold a séance at his house. She inadvertently summons Charles's first wife, Elvira, who has been dead for seven years. A hilarious madness ensues as the ghostly and jealous Elvira makes continued, and increasingly desperate, efforts to disrupt Charles's current marriage to Ruth.

Big Bad Mouse
1980
By Philip King & Falkland Cary

House By The Lake
1979
By Hugh Mills

Simple Spymen
1979
By John Chapman

House On The Cliff
1978
George Batson

I’ll Get My Man
1977
By Philip King

Outward Bound
1977
By Sutton Vane

See How They Run
1976
By Philip King

Madam Tic Tac
1976
By Falkland Cary & Philip Weathers

Brush With A Body
1975
By Maurice McLoughlin

In Sybil Walling's absence her children call in the chimney-sweep, whose brushes dislodge not only soot but a body. When Sybil returns she tells them that, just before he died twenty years ago, their father had killed a Soho gangster and had hidden the body in the chimney. The police descend in pursuit of an amorous patient of Sybil's son Henry, which leads to hilarious misunderstandings and surprises.

The Late Edwina Black
1975
By William Dinner & William Morum

The day before Edwina Black's funeral, Inspector Martin calls to interview her husband Gregory, her companion Elizabeth and her housekeeper, Ellen. Gregory has long endured the domination of his wealthy wife, but is in love with Elizabeth. It is revealed Edwina died from arsenic. Gregory and Elizabeth quarrel bitterly. However Ellen confesses that Edwina poisoned herself: with vindictive spite she devised a suicide which would serve to incriminate Gregory and Elizabeth and so destroy them.

My Three Angels
1974
By Sam & Bella Spewack

It is Christmas Eve in the tropical prison colony of Cayenne. Felix Dulay, a hopeless storekeeper, is fearfully awaiting the owner, Gaston. Providence has given the Dulays three guardian angels — three convicts! In no time they have cooked Christmas …

Wanted - One Body
1974
By Raymond Dyer

A murder mystery farce, featuring a cast of suspicious characters told the story of the passing of wealthy Mr. Barraclough and the arrival of solicitors Blundell and Mickleby at the house to read the will. A clause in the will granting a portion of the inheritance to the servants set the house into turmoil. A murder occured and Blundell and Mickelby found themselves having to piece together the clues to find the culprit.

Someone Waiting
1973
By Emlyn Williams

Martin's best friend Paul has been wrongfully hanged for murdering a girl in his adoptive father's flat. When he fails his law exams Fenn, a private tutor, arrives and confides to Martin that he is Paul's father and together they determine to discover the true murderer.

A Letter From A General
1973
By Maurice McLoughlin

The play is set in a Mission Station for orphaned children in “an Eastern Country” during the year 1950. A new Communist government has taken over and there has been persecution of Nuns and Priests throughout the province. The Mission has been cut off from the local village and the orphaned children have been removed.

A Victorian Evening
January 1973
Parish Social

The Victorian Evening was a great success as everyone came in costume and no one wanted to go home in the end!

Tons of Money
1971
By Will Evans & Arthur Valentine

Aubrey Allington is an inventor with enormous ingenuity at dodging debts; but tradesmen all around are getting wise to his tricks. Just as he is about to resort to the desperate plan of inviting all his creditors to dinner and blowing them up en masse, he and his wife Louise discover to their astonishment that he has inherited a fortune from a distant relative which will enable them to pay off all their debts. 

Lovers Meeting
March 1972
By Louis Dalton

Set in rural Ireland the strong-willed Jane Sheridan wants to marry off her daughter Mary to a wealthy and mature farmer, the widower Batt Seery, rather than to the girl’s own choice, the youthful and impulsive Joe Hession. What appears to be a straightforward story of true love struggling to find a way turns out to be nothing of the sort. Things are not what they seem in the Sheridan household.

On Monday Next
 November 1971
By Philip King

An amateur dramatics group is rehearsing for next week's play and things are proceeding in customary confusion.

Love From a Stranger
1971
Frank Vosper

A newly married woman begins to suspect that her husband is a killer. Even worse, she soon comes to believe that she will be his next victim.

Dry Rot
1970
By John Chapman

Three dodgy bookies, Alf Tubbe, Flash Harry and Fred Phipps, plan to rig a horse race by kidnapping the fancied horse and its French jockey. They stay at a country house hotel near the racecourse, run by Colonel and Mrs Wagstaff, where they conceal the horse Sweet Lavender (and later the jockey) in a hidden cellar.

Sharon’s Grave
March 1970
By John B Keane

The action takes place in a small farmhouse on an isolated headland on the south-western seaboard of Ireland, around 1960. Keane's play is about the struggle between the forces of good and evil and the mythical beliefs of 1930’s rural Ireland deals with a man’s ruthless lust for land, which overrides all family loyalties, and can ultimately lead to tragedy.

The Happiest Days Of Your Life
November 1969
By John Dighton

Set in 1949, confusion reigns when St Swithin's Girls' School is accidentally billeted at Nutbourne College: a boys' school. The two heads, Wetherby Pond and Muriel Whitchurch, try to cope with the ensuing chaos, as the children and staff attempt to live in the newly cramped conditions (it being impossible to share dormitories or other facilities), and seek to prevent the children taking advantage of their new opportunities.

The Killer Dies Twice
April 1969
By Lynne Reid Banks

The action of the play takes place in the living room of a skiing chalet in the Austrian Alps