We're really good friends, promise.
We recently relaunched our Friends Of Programme
for 2014/15. As we're not in receipt of regular funding sponsorship, fundraising and generally making friends is an essential part of our ability to make new work. Without the help of good friends and patrons, we wouldn't have been able to make and tour our work for the past eight years.
Our programme runs from October to October every year and this year will take in our remount of War Of Attrition
this December, our brand new radio serial Vultures
and our upcoming collaboration with Corcadorca and Equinox Theatre Company on the Bridge Street Project
next summer. And that's only what's confirmed, there are a few other projects on the boil which we'll be revealing in due course. All in all, our 2014/15 season is shaping up to be one of our most varied and jam packed yet.
If you'd like to get on board for the year and help support our work, please visit our Friends Of Devious Theatre
. There's a large selection of options that you can choose from no matter what your budget may be.
Have a look and consider becoming our friends! And we're all about the benefits!
A new and exciting theatre event is taking place in Kilkenny this weekend. We're spreading the word about NEST
, a three day event that will traverse through performing arts disciplines in pursuit of what exactly is the essence of being a female performance artist working in the industry today. Nest was instigated by two independent Kilkenny based performers and writers; Susie Lamb
and Niamh Moroney
, one of our founding mothers. The event was born out of the need to investigate aspects of female made performance. From this idea they have cultivated a unique residential festival taking place in Parliament Street this coming weekend.
Over the three days a series of plays, music, workshops, work in progress showings and panel discussions by Susie Lamb, Niamh Shaw, Zoe Uí Fhaolain, Aine Phillips, Niamh Moroney, Breda Larkin, Joanne Boyle, Eszter Nemethi, Ita Morrissey, Gillian Grattan
and more. You can get a full run down of events right here
The festival takes place entirely within 41 Parliament Street
with weekend tickets for all events costing €100 and that runs from Friday at 5pm to Sunday night at 10.30pm. Saturday and Sunday tickets for the event are €50 each, which gives you access to all events on those days from 9.30am-10.30pm. Tickets are limited though so be warned.
Tickets can be booked by e mailing firstname.lastname@example.org and putting “BOOKING” in the subject box or by calling Niamh on 0831510156.
We've been absolutely loving the new IrishTheatre.ie
website from Irish Theatre Institute. It is a full and comprehensive database of Irish theatre and everything
you could want to know is easily accessible. Everything. What a great resource to have for Irish theatre makers and one that nicely fills the void left by the Irish Theatre Handbook. That handbook was our Bible in our early years of grassroots theatre making in Kilkenny and it's really cool to be part of its online equivalent all these years later. We've got our own nice little section which you can peruse here
If you want to get lost down the rabbit hole of Irish theatre for a few hours, this is the place to go. Now if you don't mind us, we'll be procrastinating for a little bit longer...
If you lost out by not catching our production of War Of Attrition
by John Morton
last year, then you'll be happy to know that it returns this December for a run in Project Arts Centre
in Dublin and the Watergate Theatre
The play had a successful debut run last year at Dublin Fringe Festival
before making its way to Galway Theatre Festival
. It received 4 star reviews from Irish Theatre Magazine and The Irish Times as well as garnering a Fringe Awards nomination for Best Female Performer for Roseanna Purcell's
role as Daisy.
As the synopsis for the show goes:
Daisy is an unwitting internet celebrity, the ‘Psycho Chugger’ whose video currently has 178, 234 views on Youtube – it is ruining her life.
Alan, a blogger by the name of Generalissimo Malaise who claims to target the ‘everyday arsehole’, is the one who made it.
And Chris, well he just got caught in the crossfire.
There will be casualties when a nasty game of one-upmanship descends into a relentless war. War Of Attrition is a destructively comic thriller that takes you from parties on the streets of Dublin to the darkest parts of the internet where revolution is brewing.
The original cast of John Doran
, John Morton and Roseanna Purcell return under the direction of Niamh Moroney
. The show plays The Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny from December 9th-11th
and Project Arts Centre, Dublin from December 15th-20th
. Tickets for both shows can now be booked online. If you missed out on catching it in 2013, here's your last chance to catch the show!
Now that the waters are settling on Some Flood
, we can focus on putting our plugging skills to work on another Tiger Dublin Fringe
show involving some deviants.
is part of this years Show In A Bag
programme with his debut work as a writer/performer entitled The Centre Of The Universe
. It tells the story of John, a man who wants you to join a cult, as he outlines the reasons he took such an extreme step and how his new methodology can benefit you, his audience of best friends. A highly physical comedy directed by John Morton
, it's been earning some rave reviews, as you can read here
There's only three performances of it left this week in Bewley's Cafe Theatre
and it's one Tiger Dublin Fringe show we recommend that you see while you still can. It also features a score from Moses Moorhouse
, lighting design from Maggie Donovan
as well as work from the aforementioned 'Johns' so it's not too far off the Some Flood
spectrum of things. If you enjoyed that show, you should make a plan to see this one. And if you like powerhouse one man performances, particularly in the Show In A Bag
mold, definitely chalk this slice of cult fiction down on your Dublin Fringe to do list.
You can get your tickets here
Tonight is the very last performance of Some Flood
as part of this years Tiger Dublin Fringe
We've had a great run with the show and we're so glad that the work of John Doran, Kevin Mooney
and Eddie Murphy
has met with great houses and wall to wall laughter from Dublin audiences. We've been equally delighted, tired and excited by the past week and generally just chuffed to be part of such a great festival.
Your final chance to see Noah try to find some use for himself in a big, bad, lonely world is tonight in Boys School, Smock Alley
. For more info check out our page on the Tiger Dublin Fringe
website and to buy tickets you can also visit the Fringe Box Office at Filmbase or call 1850 374643
. But do it quick because we're selling out fast tonight!
"Because the sharper you are, the more like Bear Grylls you are, therefore the more ready you are, for anything. Anything that might just, happen"
We're counting down to the final two performances of Some Flood
at Dublin Fringe Festival. If you want to catch the show now you need to sharp, well adjusted, alert and maybe, just maybe, sexy.
Survivalist TV shows have a lot to answer for...
Some Flood runs until Friday 12th September at 9.15pm nightly in Boys School, Smock Alley. For more info check out our page on the Tiger Dublin Fringe website and to buy tickets you can also visit the Fringe Box Office at Filmbase or call 1850 374643.
So, we're off and running! Out to sea, if you please. So far, it's been good sailing too. Dublin's great, the weather is great, Smock Alley
is a smashing place and after two performance nights so far, we've been enjoying great chats with audience members about the show.
The feedback from audiences has been fantastic and people have really been enjoying the comically physical performances from Kevin Mooney
and Eddie Murphy
as they portray typical young Irish males in a situation that they have never been prepared for: the end of the world.
Here's what the reviewers have been saying:
"Tight choreography and high nervous energy and reverberation make this blackly comic harbinger of disaster at its most unprepared something to behold."
"Doran (who also directs) makes them pointedly ridiculous, practising kung fu and porn fantasies in their boxer shorts, while giving this diagnosis of male fecklessness some imaginative sequences."
- The Irish Times
"Devious Theatre Company are making large strides in providing intriguing, quirky and funny theatre. Some Flood is no different and is a great addition to the Tiger Dublin Fringe calendar. Theatre like this is what the Fringe is all about. Light-hearted, entertaining, and funny. What’s not to like?"
- The Public Review (Ireland)
"They give truly impressively athletic performances comprised of fake punching flurries, action hero grimaces, swimming, and exuberant calisthenics.... This is a goofy, vivacious show, which puts you in the corner with its excessive fake punches."
If you've been to the show, we'd love to hear what you think of it. You can tweet @devioustheatre
, find us in the Smock Alley bar after the show each night or drop us an email to email@example.com
with your thoughts.
You can still grab your tickets for the rest of the run. They are priced at €14/12. You can grab them online here
and over the phone on 1850 374 650
. Of course, if you can't book tickets, we'd love if you could tell others and help spread the word about Some Flood at Tiger Dublin Fringe
We had a great preview last night with the lads leaving a healthy flood of sweat on the stage. Tonight we officially open Some Flood at Tiger Dublin Fringe. Here's the first look at the show in Fringe action with Kevin Mooney and Eddie Murphy complemented by the fantastic set design of Kate Moylan and Maggie Donovan's beautiful lighting design. We're all set for tonight so grab a ticket and come join us in Smock Alley Theatre at 9.15pm. There are still a couple of tickets left but be warned, it's selling out quick!
We're also hoping the Kilkenny hurlers will give us an extra reason to celebrate tonight. The hurling influence on the play can be glimpsed here with two hurls stationed in the background. From party thrashing in Shifting
to zombie bashing in Night Of The Dead
, we like to show our Kilkenny colours with inventive uses of hurls in plays.
This picture makes it look like Some Flood
is a kids show. We assure, it isn't
Some Flood opens tonight September 7th at 9.15pm and runs until Friday 12th September. For more info check out our page on the Dublin Fringe website and to buy tickets you can also visit the Fringe Box Office at Filmbase or call 1850 374643.