Author Archive | John Morton
Written on August 3, 2017
Welcome to Ireland by Robert Downes & Aoibhín MurphyDirected by Niall Bambrick Cast: Fergal Millar, Aoibhín Murphy, Robert DownesWelcome to Ireland. Welcome to the land of tradition. Welcome to the land of high rent, high tuition and getting high. Welcome to the land of art and culture. Welcome to the land of the green drugs, the white people and... oh wait, there is no gold. Welcome to the lives of the millennials. Welcome to the flat of Bryan, Maggie and Damien. Welcome to their world as struggling artists. Welcome to their stuffy staff-room, which is also their littered living room, in their shoddy Tourist Gift Shop. Welcome to their lives working for Bill, their bitter boss who loathes the arts and the people in them. Welcome to the night that it all gets out of control... Robert Downes & Aoibhín Murphy are making their writing debuts in collaboration with Welcome To Ireland. Both actors, they trained at DIT's Conservatory Of Music and Drama. Robert is making his stage debut with us on this show. Aoibhín has previously appeared in Heart Shaped Vinyl, Night Of The Living Dead, Shifting and Little Deviations: Volume 1.Little Deviations: Volume 2 plays Cleeres Theatre from tonight August 3rd until Saturday August 5th as part of AKA Fringe. Tickets can be bought at the venue or right here.
Written on August 2, 2017
The Roaring Banshees by Peter McGann & John MortonDirected by Kevin Mooney Cast: Hazel Fahy, Niamh Moyles, Aoibhín Murphy, Jacqui Purcell, Rosey Hayes, Ailín Farrell, Amy Mulholland Ireland, 1923. After a failed assassination attempt on Eamon De Valera, a rogue unit of Cumann na mBan flee to prohibition era Chicago where they set up a poitin bootlegging operation. Soon they are embroiled in a violent turf war with Al Capone’s Outfit. So begins the tale of The Roaring Banshees... Peter McGann wrote his first play The Hellfire Squad with John Morton. He wrote and directed the short films The Eyeball Waltz, Sure look this is it, Not Tonight and Go West as well as various sketches that have screened as part of the Little Cinema in Galway and the Firehouse Film Contest in Dublin. He has written for Republic of Telly where he created the recurring character of Dick Liver. His one-man show An Evening With Liam Nugent was staged as part of the AKA Festival in 2016, and he returns with his follow up The Liam Nugent Variety Hour this year. John Morton has previously written the plays War Of Attrition, Scratcher, Smitten and Heart Shaped Vinyl for Devious Theatre. He also wrote Taboo for White Label. His sixth full length play Tenterhooks premieres in February 2018, also with White Label. It was previously a part of Little Deviations: Volume 1. He has also written the community theatre project Bridge Street Will Be and co-wrote the Irish stage premiere of Night Of The Living Dead. John co-wrote The Hellfire Squad with Peter McGann and they are planning on writing a trilogy of 'Ripping Yarns' based around the formation of the Irish Free State. The Roaring Banshees is the second installment. Little Deviations: Volume 2 plays Cleeres Theatre from August 3rd-5th as part of AKA Fringe. Tickets can be bought at the venue or right here.
Written on August 1, 2017
Orla's Big Comeback by Mairead KiernanDirected by Philip Brennan Cast: Hazel DoyleOrla’s life has been governed by Ireland AM for too long. 2,730 hours too long in fact but who’s counting? Orla, an ambitious journalism graduate, feels trapped by the hours that she has spent watching Ireland AM with her twin sister Dee, an Ireland AM super fan with severe health problems. However, the show Orla once resented so intently becomes a source of inspiration and solace to her when she is forced to stake out her own independence.Mairead Kiernan is a freelance writer, mainly for screen. She has written two short films, both as Gaeilge, including the award winning Eadrainn Féin. She has also written for Red Rock and Fair City. This is her first original work for the stage. She wrote the first draft on an Artist's retreat at the Moth Retreat in County Cavan. She has also worked as an actor for Devious Theatre appearing in Heart Shaped Vinyl, Stags and Hens and Trainspotting.Little Deviations: Volume 2 plays Cleeres Theatre from August 3rd-5th as part of AKA Fringe. Tickets can be bought at the venue or right here.
Written on July 30, 2017
Seán Delaney is a young writer from Kilkenny. He is mostly a playwright but also enjoys writing flash fiction and poetry. He loves reading, music and having very deep, philosophical discussions with his dog, Marley. His work has previously appeared in the CTY Ireland Anthology, Catering To Your Imagination and Dublin-based magazines GOWP and The Runt.
Little Deviations: Volume 2 plays Cleeres Theatre from August 3rd-5th as part of AKA Fringe. Tickets can be bought at the venue or right here.
Written on July 29, 2017
Breathe by Alan ButlerDirected by Natasha Murray Cast: Hazel Doyle, Amy Mulholland, Eleanor Walsh, Maria Murray, Janis Woodgate, John Prendergast, Ciaran DunphyEmily never thought she'd end up here. Being interviewed by the hospital's psychiatrist. But this is where she is, and its what she needs to do. The stories she will tell and hear will shape her. From where she came from to where she's going. Five women, five stories. What do you do, when you can't keep going? Alan Butler has previously worked as an actor and director for many companies in Kilkenny. As an actor he has previously appeared for Devious Theatre in Heart Shaped Vinyl, Scratcher and Accidental Death Of An Anarchist. This is his debut work for the stage.Little Deviations: Volume 2 plays Cleeres Theatre from August 3rd-5th as part of AKA Fringe. Tickets can be bought at the venue or right here.
Written on July 27, 2017
Written on July 12, 2017
Our scratch night extravagaza returns for AKA Fringe (check out the very slick and oh so fresh programme) where we'll be presenting six excerpts from six brand new plays: Ag An Doras by Simone Kelly Breathe by Alan Butler In The Basement by Seán Delaney Orla's Big Comeback by Mairead Kiernan The Roaring Banshees by Peter McGann & John Morton Welcome To Ireland by Robert Downes & Aoibhín Murphy Full synopsises, plus cast and director details will be incoming. We're very excited about the teams that have come together for our brand new work in progress showcase. The plays of tomorrow are going for a test run. Don't miss out. August 3rd-5th, John Cleere's Bar & Theatre, 8pm nightly. Tickets onsale soon.
Written on June 20, 2017
Written on June 5, 2017