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Devious 10 And Done

John Morton
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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 […]

Group TEXT

John Morton
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Today is today our troupe hit Project Arts Centre for the grand kick off this years run of TEXT | Messages. And we’re the first ones out of the trap tonight! John Morton is directing 160 lines of prime text from The Tempest and it has been brought to life by the supreme acting talents […]

TEXT Back!

John Morton
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One of the most fun projects we worked on last year was TEXT|Messages in the Project Arts Centre. Based entirely on William Shakespeare’s plays, it was designed to showcase young directors and actors battling the Bard using only 160 lines of his text. And the rules were tight, no editing, consecutive text and no changing […]

Shakespeare In Dublin

Ken McGuire
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Three of our musketeers, who recently performed Shakespeare In Bits as part of the Rockfall Festival on the October Bank Holiday weekend in Kilkenny, are taking to Dublin tonight and bring with them a scaled down version of the festival show at the Ha’penny Bridge Inn. Messrs Colfer, Doran and Murphy (who, outside of Shakespeare, […]

Off And Running To The Nunnery

Ken McGuire
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Shakespeare In Bits is off and running! Possibly to the nunnery but we don’t think that’s going to be much craic no matter what Shakespeare says. The Rockfall Festival weekend is well underway in Kilkenny and so to is our new run of our Shakespeare battle rap. Stephen Colfer, John Doran and Eddie Murphy took […]

Eddie Murphy In Bits

John Morton
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In our final interview with the Shakespeare In Bits troupe before they hit the stage tomorrow night, Eddie Murphy is asked some questions about William Shakespeare and then he thinks about them and then he answers them. 1. Describe Shakespeare In Bits in five words? Shake Spear Is Deadly… Okay? 2. Which Shakespeare character would […]

John Doran In Bits

John Morton
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In the second of our interviews with the three players who will be desecrating the sacred texts of William Shakespeare this coming weekend, John Doran gives us his ‘Best Of The Bard’. 1. Describe Shakespeare In Bits in 5 words? Oh my, where to start? 2.  Which Shakespeare character would you most like to play […]

Stephen Colfer In Bits

John Morton
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Ahead of next week’s run of Shakespeare In Bits, we’re putting some questions to the trio of thespians who’ll be taking the scalpel to William Shakespeare. First up is Mr. Stephen Colfer. 1. Describe Shakespeare In Bits in 5 words. It is a good play 2. Which Shakespearean character would you most like to play? […]

Shakespeare In Bits Returns

Ken McGuire
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We’re in the throes of our Dario Fo season and up to our theatrical necks in rehearsals for Accidental Death of An Anarchist, but never ones to sit about or turn down the opportunity to put on a show, we’ve managed to squeeze another production in, this time for the October Bank Holiday weekend as […]

A Shakespearean Success

Ken McGuire
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Kilkenny’s most recent addition to the online press, Kilkenny Alive, has an article published today covering the Shakespeare In Bits performances and Shakespeare In The House festival at the weekend. The feedback from the event has been fantastic. The festival was a great idea and its brilliant to see that it was such a success. […]