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Little Deviation #4: Orla’s Big Comeback

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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 […]

Little Deviation #3: In The Basement

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In The Basement by Seán Delaney Directed by Aoibhín Murphy Cast: John Prendergast, Kevin Mooney, Rosey Hayes, Aoibhín Murphy Hugh really wants to be poet. However, he is inescapably and tediously bad at it. In frustration with his own short comings Hugh decides to look at all his favourite writers and see what they have […]

Little Deviation #2: Breathe

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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 […]

Little Deviation #1: Ag An Doras

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Ag An Doras by Simone Kelly Directed by John Morton Cast: Alexandra Christle, Maria Murray, Seán Hackett, Ciaran Dunphy. Úna is on her annual visit to her family, the O’Sullivan’s in Kilkenny. Every time Úna visits, a familiar sight signals her arrival. A tall, elderly lady nicknamed Ag an Doras stands in a doorway, slowly […]

Six Shows. Three Nights

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Fucking quality. Everything (especially our language) is going to be rough around the edges for Little Deviations: Volume 2. 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 […]

Pulled In Edinburgh

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We’re going to Edinburgh! For the first time, we’ll be making a trip to the Edinburgh Fringe and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Pulled by Niamh Moroney, our co-production with Central Arts, will mark our first Edinburgh Festival Fringe performance this August. After an acclaimed run out in Waterford and Kilkenny last autumn, […]

The Roaring Banshees Workshopping

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This week we’re workshopping The Roaring Banshees, a new play by Peter McGann and John Morton, the writers of The Hellfire Squad. “January 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 and are […]

Nollaig na mBan Gathering

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And we’re… back! The new year is shaping up to be a cool year for us deviants. 2017 in Devious Theatre sees a new co-production, a touring revival and a new edition of an old favourite for our 11th year of making theatre. Kicking things off in a nice, relaxed fashion we’ll be hosting a […]

Devious 10 And Done

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And that’s a wrap on our Devious 10 programme marking a decade of us making theatre that can be described as somewhat devious. Thanks so very much to everyone who came to support the three plays we produced this year. A special thanks to our venues, the Kilkenny threesome of Cleeres Theatre, The Watergate Theatre […]