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Scratcher Review: Kilkenny Reporter March 2nd

Ken McGuire
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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 […]

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

Ken McGuire
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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

Ken McGuire
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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 […]

Start Magazine Review The War

Ken McGuire
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The following can be found in the Winter (08/09) edition of Start Magazine, available here online: Devious Theatre’s radio version of H.G Wells’ War Of The Worlds (KCLR – October 31st) attempted to follow the pattern set by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre’s famous version, incidentally broadcast seventy years to the day. To our […]

Start Magazine Review Trainspotting

Ken McGuire
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The following review was first published in the autumn 2008 edition of Start Magazine, the arts magazine for the South East of Ireland. Written by Ita Morrissey, the review can be found in the magazine available here as a free download. For folks that are unacquainted with Trainspotting performed by Devious Theatre (Watergate, Kilkenny, June), […]

New Wine From Old Bottles: Munster Express Smitten Review

Ken McGuire
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The following review was published in this week’s Munster Express and can also be found online here. Our thanks to Liam Murphy for his words and review of Smitten. The Devious Theatre Company in Kilkenny have been earning themselves some welcome and very favourable attention for a young company doing edgy work like Cannibal The […]

More Than Just A Honeymoon Period – Smitten Review

Ken McGuire
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The following review was published in Tess Felder’s column, in the Kilkenny People newspaper on August 27th 2008. “THINK of how many people sit in the Castle Park (when it isn’t lashing rain) or in their bedrooms, studies or garages writing plays which no one will ever perform. Now think how lucky a twenty-something Kilkenny […]

Be Smitten – Kilkenny People Smitten Review

Ken McGuire
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The following review was published in Gerry Moran’s column, in the Kilkenny People newspaper on August 27th 2008. “On the topic of theatre and local talent, the Devious Theatre Company, whose production of Trainspotting in the Watergate Theatre I wrote about recently in this column, are up and at it again. They performed Smitten a […]

An Up Close And Personal Review Of Smitten

Ken McGuire
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The following review was published in Edwina Grace’s column; “Up Close & Personal” in the Kilkenny People newspaper on August 27th 2008. John Morton is a legend; let me start with that. Equally legendary is the band of merry men and women who with him collectively make up the Devious Theatre Company. The group has […]