Showcasing the talent and vision of playwright David Sears (1899-1951), Balally is set to deliver a profoundly moving and suspenseful theatrical experience akin to the dramas of Noel Coward and R.C. Sherriff.

“We are thrilled to bring ‘Juggernaut’ to life on stage,” said Chairman Patrick Hand. “By immersing the audience in the midst of the War of Independence, we hope to challenge their perspectives and offer a deep exploration of loyalty, love, and the human condition in the face of conflict.”

Some of the notable highlights of this production include:

  • A setting reminiscent of Killiney during the War of Independence, transporting the audience to a pivotal period in Irish history.
  • An engaging narrative that explores the impact of war on a middle-class family’s veil of neutrality, shattered by unwelcome circumstances.
  • The masterful interplay between the daughter’s forbidden love and her realization that her beloved’s life is in peril from the Irish rebel, increasing tension and emotional resonance throughout the play.

‘Juggernaut’  promises to be an extraordinary theatre experience that challenges perceptions and highlights the power of love and loyalty during times of strife.

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Directed by Anna Simpson (a Creative Associate of the Pleasance Theatre, London, and Practitioner with Shakespeare’s Globe) this exciting, moving & often comedic production, unearths a gem of a tale about a forgotten hero of Irish history, and explores urgent modern questions around gender, self-determination, and human tenacity, paralleling the struggles of the transgender community today.

The company is excited to announce that the original ensemble cast who devised the play are all back for the National Tour, including: Ceara Carney; Fiona Keenan O’Brien; Anthony Kinahan; Mark O’Reilly & Leah Rossiter.

“I really loved the play. I was genuinely moved to tears, and so much of it struck a chord with me.”
Aoife Martin, Trans Equality Network Ireland (TENI)