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The Packer Mining Expedition

John Morton
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Ladies and gentlemen, allow us to introduce you to the Packer mining expedition of 1873! Now, allow us to introduce to the Packer mining expedition of 1874… Want to know what happened in that year? You’d better come and see Cannibal! The Musical when it opens on August 22nd!

Day 8: Miners Photoshoot

Ken McGuire
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We braved the torrential rain and thunder that Kilkenny has had all day long to take to the Castle Park earlier this evening (while still raining) to get some outdoor shots we can use for the press, press packs and web site. It was nice to get the night off rehearsals and tackle something totally […]

Day 5: Packer, Polly, Mills Again

Ken McGuire
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So last night saw the second of the Packer-Polly-Mills rehearsals involving the interactions in the courtroom for the beginning of Act 1, the second scene of Act 1 and the beginning of Act 2. The emphasis here was certainly more on blocking and getting the best movements out of Mills as a character. Now happily […]

Trappers & Miners

Ken McGuire
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Continuing in the vein of keeping a blog of rehearsals, last night saw us get some action going on between the miners and the trappers with a little early work done on ‘The Trapper Song’ itself. We’re tight on space this week until we move into ‘The Barn’ (Barnstorm Theatre space) this coming Monday so […]

Cannibal Screams To Life

Ken McGuire
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It’s only been four days since Heart Shaped Vinyl closed and already we’re in full swing for rehearsals. We’re going to be keeping tabs on the Cannibal development through the site here, running it as a good ole fashioned blog to keep you folks up to date. Its myself (Ken) and Kevin directing the show […]

Cannibal! The Musical Teaser Poster

Ken McGuire
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Get ready to chow down on this. We’re happy to reveal the Cannibal! The Musical teaser poster, expertly put together by our own Paddy Dunne who will also be playing Frenchy Cabazon in August. It sums up pretty much where we’re going with this production, cartoonish and gory. And how! Watch this space for more […]

Cannibal The Musical – Cast Announcement

Ken McGuire
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We’re delighted to announce that the casting process for Cannibal! has pretty much been wrapped up with all primary actors having been alerted to their roles in the show. Alferd Packer will be played by Dave Thompson (Liam, Heart Shaped Vinyl), Shannon Wilson Bell will be played by John Morton (Gerry, Heart Shaped Vinyl), Israel […]

Last Round Of Cannibal Auditions Pass

Ken McGuire
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The last round of auditions for Cannibal! The Musical have passed and we’re going to take a month or so to make some script adjustments and get our cast right. Really excited about the whole process now. It’s going to be a major production, certainly our biggest to date and we want to make sure […]

Second Round Of Auditions Come And Go

Ken McGuire
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The second round of auditions for Cannibal! The Musical! have passed off, relatively without a hitch. It is great to see a bunch of people get together and have no issues about singing for auditions, even the people you would think least likely wanting to sing. The callbacks last night were for all principal characters […]