Who We Are

Dún Laoghaire Musical & Dramatic Society (DMDS) was founded in 1959 by members of the Methodist Church. Although now an ecumenical society, we still rehearse in the Methodist Hall on Northumberland Avenue and remain very grateful for the support of the church. Today our shows are staged at the Pavilion Theatre, and at the LexIcon Theatre.

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What We Do

Our season runs from September to May, during which time our performances include carol singing, charity singing events, choral competitions, and concerts. The highlight is a full musical, usually in March of each year. Significant excursions in the coming season will include the North Wales Choral Festival in Llandudno, Wales, and the AIMS Choral Festival in New Ross, Co. Wexford.

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Support Us

DMDS is an amateur, non-profit community organisation. Our musicals, by their spectacular nature, cost far more to produce than they will ever recoup from ticket sales. Therefore the generosity of our patrons, our sponsors & advertisers, and regular fund raising events are all vital so that we can continue to bring music to our local community.

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04/08
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DMDS are bringing Jekyll & Hyde to the Pavilion Theatre in March 2019!

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We are delighted to announce that our main production for 2019 will be Jekyll & Hyde! We have a dream team already working behind the scenes in Paul Laycock who will be our Director for the show, Des Cox who will be our Musical Director and Denise Donohoe who will be our Choreographer.

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18/12
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Oliver! 14th – 18th March 2018, Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire

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Dún Laoghaire Musical and Dramatic Society is delighted  to present one of the best loved musicals of all time – Lionel Bart’s Oliver! Based on the novel “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens, it follows the fortunes of young Oliver through Dickensian London and his encounters with well-known characters such as Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sykes and […]

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14/11
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Carols by Candlelight | Sunday 17th December 2017

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Last year’s event was a fantastic evening, with a mixture of music and readings followed by a reception of mulled wine and other seasonal fare for the audience. It was a great success, and we’re going to do it again. The Dun Laoghaire Methodist Church is unavailable this year, so we’ll be holding this event […]

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10/11
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‘Oliver’ Auditions for adult parts in DMDS’s 2018 Production

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DMDS will be auditioning for adult parts in our planned March 2018 production of ‘Oliver’. The parts available are Bill Sykes, Fagin, Nancy, Bet, Mr. and Mrs. Sowerby, Mr Bumble, Mrs Bedwin and Widow Corney. Applications from non-members are welcome. Auditions will take place in the Methodist Hall, Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire on Sunday 19th […]

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05/11

Llandudno 2017 – Another Successful DMDS Expedition!

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The chorus from Dun Laoghaire Musical Society (DMDS) won the ‘Just for Fun’ choir competition at the North Wales International Choral Festival in Llandudno last weekend. This is a major international competition with over 70 choirs competing in different categories. This was the second win in a row for DMDS in the ‘Just for Fun’ category in which 11 […]

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02/11
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‘Oliver’ Auditions for childrens’ parts in DMDS’s 2018 Production

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DMDS will be auditioning for the children’s parts in our planned March 2018 production of ‘Oliver’ on Sunday 19th November (boys auditioning for Oliver and Artful Dodger only) and on Tuesday 21st November (boys and girls for all other parts and chorus). All applicants must be 11 years or over. We will be casting chorus […]

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11/10
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DMDS Table Quiz 2017

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As you all know, we can’t do the things we like to do on stage without some serious effort in making money beforehand. This is particularly true as we make our plans to stage Oliver! in the Pavilion Theatre in mid-March. But the focus is on the FUN in the FUNdraising. So our first event […]

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10/04
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DMDS Race Night – Friday 21st April

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Our next event is a Race-night on 21st April in the wonderful FitzGeralds of Sandycove! This is an important fund-raiser for the society, and we would welcome your support.  You can: invest in a horse in advance (as owner, jockey or trainer) at €10 per  slot.  If your horse wins you will get a great […]

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