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Shifting: To Transfer

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The second in our audio installments for Shifting has landed, this time looking at the definitions of shifting as meaning to transfer. Shifting: To transfer from one place to another This sequence was written by and is voiced by John Kennedy and with thanks to KCLR it went to air yesterday on the Edwina Grace […]

Shifting: Exchange

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When we began the residency, even before we began the residency at Kilkenny Arts Office, we put out a call for writers to join us for the year. Three of those writers – John Kennedy, Rhian Gibson and Eleanor Walsh – are involved with us in Shifting (writing, acting and assistant directing respectively), which opens […]

Scratcher Review: Kilkenny Reporter March 2nd

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The following reviewed was penned by Darragh Byrne and originally appeared in the print edition of the Kilkenny Reporter, March 2nd 2011 edition. THIS reviewer has been lucky enough to witness the birth of Ireland’s three finest contemporary playwrights – Martin McDonagh in Galway, Enda Walsh in Cork and, not so long ago, John Morton […]

Scratcher Tickets On Sale Now

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Roll up, roll up, the tickets for Scratcher in Kilkenny have gone on sale. We’ve put the online tickets on sale as of 4pm today and they’re already selling (according to our email anyway). Getting your hands on tickets is easy. You can Click the tickets link from the menu above. Visit http://tickets.devioustheatre.com. Visit http://scratcher.eventbrite.com […]

Kilkenny Arts Festival’s Theatre Strand (video)

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Myself (Ken) and John are on the ground again during this year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival and we’ll be throwing a Devious Theatre eye over the performances on offer between August 6th and 15th. John had a look at what the strand offers already but I had the chance to catch up with curator Tom Creed […]

A Midsummer Night At Set

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John wrote about the upcoming Dreamstuff 10 programme, the big one-night-only show in September featuring a scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. For the ex-dreamstuff and now Devious heads among us, it was the first taste of Shakespeare for the group and so it holds a place in our wee hearts. It also seems to […]

Review: Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! (Munster Express)

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The following review appears in The Munster Express, by Liam Murphy. Published on Thursday, March 25th. I don’t really know how The Devious Theatre Company in Kilkenny can produce such consistent high quality and exciting theatre events time after time, without significant funding and still offer seats at the lowest prices. But they do and […]

White Lies, Tall Tales… and Shopping

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The following appears in this week’s Kilkenny People (Section 2, page 30, week ending Friday March 19th). There is a famous scene from an episode of I Love Lucy in which Lucy and Ethel go to work on an assembly line in a candy factory. Caught off guard by an ever-faster conveyor belt from which […]

Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! : In Photos

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While we gather our thoughts, write the cheques and count up the bruises from last week’s five-night run of Dario Fo’s Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!, we’ll direct you over to our Flickr account where we’ve just added a host of new photos from the show. The photos were taken either on the Friday or Saturday […]

And So We Face The Final Curtain

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The curtain comes down tonight on Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! The hard thing about local theatre is that you pour your heart and soul into the production and must come to a close after five nights. Sure enough, we’d be delighted to go on another week or more, or take the production on the road, […]