Past Productions

Over the last fifty years, the Stillorgan Players have staged over 100 thrillers, murder mysteries, farces, plays & pantomimes; all to the highest level and always to full houses.

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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.

50th Anniversary

April 2019

1969 - 2019

Gala Dinner celebrating 50 years of the Stillorgan Players

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

The play takes place in the Westminster Hotel where Tory Minister Richard Willey is about to embark on a night of passion with the Labour Leader’s typist, Jane Worthington. Naturally, things don’t run smoothly with the discovery of a dead body in the bedroom's 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 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.

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

The scene is dinner at the wealthy and prosperous Birlings' home in 1912. The 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

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. 

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. A Victorian Thriller Drama!

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. The star is in a hassle with her husband, who also plays the part of her husband in the play within a play. The author shows up to offer his invaluable talent to the poor producer. There are further maladroit inventions by the carpenter and the stage manager departs in a temper.

Love From a Stranger

1971

By 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