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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 […]

Smitten Goes To Storyland

John Morton
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It’s not often that a play you produced gets turned into a TV pilot but that’s exactly what’s happened with Smitten. John Morton’s second play which we originally produced back in 2008 and revived again in 2011, has become one of this years RTÉ Storyland offerings on the RTÉ Player. Produced by Mycrofilms and shot […]

Dream Sequence

John Morton
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We’re celebrating the arrival of summer by releasing some video of our summer set production of Smitten by John Morton. The play itself takes place over a rain sodden summer in Kilkenny so we earnestly hope we can avoid another miserable summer this year. But considering our 2008 and 2011 summer productions of Smitten took […]

Smitten Munster Express Review

John Morton
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By Liam Murphy From the July 8th edition of The Munster Express The excellent Devious Theatre Company completed their residency with Kilkenny Arts Office with an updating of another John Morton play – Smitten – a Kilkenny love story, a play that wants to be a musical. As ever there is a newness, a freshness, […]

We Came. We Danced. We Sang.

Ken McGuire
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It’s day three of Solstice here in Cork and the opening night performance of Smitten seems like it was last week, such is the hive of activity around Solstice, Cork Midsummer Festival and just Cork in general. For us, it was curtains up to a great audience on Thursday evening for a 6pm performance to […]

Tools For Theatre Companies: A Forum

Ken McGuire
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We’re approaching three years together as a theatre company. Three years of meetings, chats, planning, finance, funding, arguments, resolving arguments, advertising, pimping (of shows, not cast members), tea drinking, writing, scripting, lighting, directing… We’re often asked how we do it. A conversation yesterday threw up the suggestion that we’re setting trends in certain areas. Far […]

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 […]