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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, […]

Don’t Forget Your Online Tickets!

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If you’ve purchased tickets for Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! online, don’t forget to bring them with you on the night! Everyone who has purchased tickets online for the current run of Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! will have been emailed PDF versions of their tickets including their name, details, and a wee barcode to scan your […]

Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! Opens

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OPENING NIGHT for the show has come and gone and at time of writing we’ve got Steven sweeping the stage, Angela being tended to by Louise (makeup), the cast are in the green room costuming up and I (Ken) get to sit in the theatre and reflect on last night’s performance, with just over two […]

Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! 2010

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Continuing and concluding our season of Dario Fo works, we returned to the Set Theatre in Kilkenny once more to present Fo's Can't Pay? Won't Pay! again calling on the commedia style of Accidental Death Of An Anarchist. The show ran five nights at Set Theatre, playing to a capacity crowd across the weekend.

Writing For Stage & Screen at the National Library

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The National Library announced details of their new Library Late series which runs from this month through May, the theme for the coming season being that of writing for stage and screen. Admission to the talks at the National Library in Kildare Street (that’ll be in Dublin, folks), is free. For the four nights, the […]