Little Deviations: Volume 2

LDV2 NEXT UP! Little Deviations: Volume 2 plays John Cleere's Bar & Theatre from August 3rd to 5th as part of this years AKA Fringe. Our new work showcase will feature the next generation of Devious Theatre plays from some of Kilkenny's best and brightest young writers. Six excerpts from six new plays, all in one handy show. Little Deviations: Volume 1 in August 2013 featured the debut performances of Some Flood, The Union and The Hellfire Squad. This years crop of new work promises to be just as exciting and we'll be announcing them in the coming weeks. Tickets go on sale soon. The show runs for three performances only so don't y'all miss out.
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Pulled In Edinburgh

Pulled-fringe 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, Amanda and Michelle are packing their bags and hitting the road. The show will be playing C Royal Venue 6 from August 02-14 & 16-28th at  9.55pm. We're pride strutting our way to Scotland! Tickets are now on sale and you can get them right here.
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The 5th Annual Great Big Devious Table Game Of General Knowledge Show

devious-quiz-time QUIZ KLAXON AHOY! We're back in fundraising mode for our first event of 2017. Please join us at the Home Rule Club on John's Quay, June 2nd for the Fifth Great Big Devious Table Game Of General Knowledge Show? In other words... A SUPER MASSIVE DEADLY TABLE QUIZ FILLED WITH CRAIC AND now with COMEDY TOO! We need your support to keep creating and promoting our particular brand of theatre. All funds raised on the night will go towards the making of new shows and the development of new plays. Test that brain muscle, test your team, get your quiz study books out and prepare for the abusrdist table quiz in your calendar year! Brush up for rounds on local history, music, tv, theatre, sport, recreated movie scenes and much more! There are lots of novelty rounds, spot prizes galore, fun bits to be won and it's only €20 for a table of four! Register teams in advance (and guarantee a table) by emailing info@devioustheatre.com. Or you can just show up on the night at 8pm in The Home Rule Club. More details to follow!
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The Roaring Banshees Workshopping

The Roaring Banshees 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 soon embroiled in a turf war with Al Capone's Outfit. So begins the tale of The Roaring Banshees..." We've got a belter cast of Annette O'Shea, Amy Dunne, Roseanna Purcell, Aoife Spratt, Clare Monnelly, Camille Ross and Áine Ni Laoghaire to workshop with us and make machine gun noises with their mouths. All overseen by the steely eye of Sarah Baxter, the director of The Hellfire Squad.
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Nollaig na mBan Gathering

15844680_10206695042289637_8163745996269058105_o 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 series of readings this Friday evening in Bosco's Café at The Watergate Theatre to celebrate Nollaig na mBan. Marking another year of amazing creative work by the brilliant women of Kilkenny, we want to invite you to Bosco's Café to hear some work by local female writers including: Cathy Hogan, Muireann Kavanagh, Susie Lamb, Niamh Moroney, Elinor Mountain, Aoibhín Murphy, Nuala Roche and Ciara Ryan-Gerhardt. The stage will also be open for anyone who would like to read on the night so if you've got some writing you'd like to road test or a performative itch to scratch, feel free to do so. Afterwards DJ Geraldine Fahey will spin us an all girl Northern Soul set for those who want to stick around for a wee celebration. The event runs from 6pm to 7.30pm and entry is free. Happy new year to all y'all and we hope to see you there.
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Devious 10 And Done

devious10 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 and Set Theatre as well as Project Arts Centre in Dublin and our co-producers for Pulled, Central Arts in Waterford. We'd also like to heartily thank Kilkenny Arts Office for all their support as well as Kilkenny County Council and all those who supported our Fund It for The Hellfire Squad. Most of all, thank you to the audience members who came out in their droves in 3 counties over the past 5 months and made each of our shows a packed one. You'll now find that Heart Shaped Vinyl, The Hellfire Squad and Pulled have gone to join our other productions in the great big Devious archive. Speaking of which, here's the rundown of all 24 productions we produced over 10 years. Ah, the memories... Heart Shaped Vinyl (2006/07) dee-dee-jimmy-skids Cleeres Theatre in both productions. Suzanne O'Brien as DeeDee and Ross Costigan as Jimmy. Written by John Morton. Directed by Kevin Mooney. Cannibal! The Musical (2007) cast1 The cast of Cannibal! The Musical in The Watergate Theatre in August 2007. Written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Directed by Kevin Mooney and Ken McGuire. Trainspotting (2008) 14570522_10153772005561746_7203170361893503576_o The Watergate Theatre (2008). Ross Costigan as Renton and Ken McGuire as Tommy. Written by Harry Gibson. Directed by Niamh Moroney and John Morton. Smitten (2008) what-i-should-have-said-was Originally staged in The Barn (2008). Jack O'Leary (Tony), Kevin Mooney (Dave), Niamh Moroney (Cat), Annette O'Shea (Bronagh). Written by John Morton. Directed by Colm Sheenan. The War Of The Worlds (2008) mooney
Kevin Mooney recording for our first radio production on KCLR96FM. Written by Kevin Mooney and John Morton. Directed by Ross Costigan and Ken McGuire. Shakespeare In Bits (2009)
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The first staging of the show in Rothe House. Scott Barriscale, John Morton, Kevin Mooney, Ken McGuire, John Doran, Stephen Colfer and Niamh Moroney. Devised by the ensemble. Stags and Hens (2009) on-stage-kav-peter-robbie Stags and Hens in The Watergate Theatre (2009). Geoff Warner Clayton as Kav, Ed Murphy as Peter and John Morton as Robbie. Written by Willy Russell. Directed by Kevin Mooney. Accidental Death Of An Anarchist (2009) adoaa-onstage-super-madman-pisani Set Theatre (2009). Ken McGuire as Superintendent, David Thompson as The Madman, Alan Butler as Inspector Pisani. Written by Dario Fo. Directed by John Morton. Part one of our Dario Fo Season. Can't Pay? Won't Pay! (2010) CPWP On Stage - Luigi on Antonia Set Theatre (2010). Hazel Fahy as Marguerita, Ross Costigan as Luigi, Angela Barrett as Antonia, Ken McGuire as Giovanni. Written by Dario Fo. Directed by John Morton. Part two of our Dario Fo Season. Scratcher (2011) Scratcher 10 Kilkenny Arts Office (2011). Annette O'Shea as P, Amy Dunne as McC. Written and directed by John Morton. Produced and originally performed as part of The Theatre Machine Turns You On: Vol II in Project Arts Centre. The first part of our In The Future When All's Well Residency in Kilkenny Arts Office. Shifting (2011) Shifting 15 Kilkenny Arts Office (2011). Adrian Kavanagh as Eamon, Jessica Walsh as Anna, Ruth Phelan as Sarah. Written by John Kennedy. Directed by John Morton. As part of our In The Future When All's Well Residency in Kilkenny Arts Office. Smitten (2011) S5 Kilkenny Arts Office (2011). Tony (Jack O'Leary) and Cat (Amy Dunne) breaking up. Written by John Morton. Directed by Angela Barrett and John Morton. As part of our In The Future When All's Well Residency in Kilkenny Arts Office. Debuted at Solstice, Cork Midsummer Festival in June 2011. Bash: Latterday Plays (2011) bash promo 4 Cleeres Theatre (2011). Annette O'Shea as the woman in Medea Redux. Written by Neil LaBute. Directed by John Morton. Phantasm (2012) Phantasm_ForWeb-6 Cleeres Theatre as part of OFTW 2012. Colin O'Brien as Adam. Hazel Doyle as Frankie. Written by John Kennedy. Directed by John Morton. Debuted at Solstice, Cork Midsummer Festival in June 2012. Night Of The Living Dead (2012) NightOfTheLivingDead_SneakPeek5 The Watergate Theatre (2012). Nuala Roche as Helen, Ed Murphy as Ben, Paul Young as Harry, Aoibhín Murphy as Judy, Kevin Mooney as Tom, Connie Walsh as Babs and John Kennedy as Frankie . Written by Connie Walsh and John Morton. Directed by John Morton. Little Deviations: Volume 1 (2013) 971561_10151488185456746_810045167_n Five Devious work in progress presented in Cleeres Theatre in August 2013. Hazel Doyle and Aoibhín Murphy rehearsing Girls In Africa by John Kennedy. War Of Attrition (2013/14) woa_promophoto-9 The Watergate Theatre (2013/14). Roseanna Purcell as Daisy, John Doran as Alan, John Morton as Chris. Written by John Morton. Directed by Niamh Moroney. Debuted at Dublin Fringe Festival 2013. Some Flood (2014) some_flood_production2 Smock Alley Theatre (2014). Kevin Mooney and Ed Murphy as Noah and Survivor. Written by John Doran and Kevin Mooney. Directed by John Doran. The Centre Of The Universe (2015) IMG_4780 Bewley's Cafe Theatre (2014/15). John Doran as John. Written by John Doran. Directed by John Morton. Originally a Show In A Bag production for Tiger Dublin Fringe 2014. Vultures (2015) Vultures_KCLR_ForWeb-1020 Aired on KCLR96FM in March and April of 2015. John Morton (Jim Vultour), Suzanne O'Brien (Janine Drew), David Thompson (Dan McGrain) and Seán Hackett (Niall Tennyson). Written and directed by John Morton. The Union (2015) theunion_kenmcguire-cleeres-9 Cleeres Theatre (2015). Hazel Doyle as The Sports Officer, Kevin Mooney as The President, Alexandra Christle as The VP, Niall Morrissey as The Ents Officer, Colin O'Brien as The Welfare Officer. Written by Adrian Kavanagh. Directed by John Morton. Heart Shaped Vinyl (2016) hsv-deedee-jimmy Cleeres Theatre (2016). Alexandra Christle as DeeDee, Kevin Mooney as Jimmy. Written and directed by John Morton. The Hellfire Squad (2016) The Hellfire Squad Project Arts Centre (2016). John Doran as McLiammoir, Ed Murphy as De Courcey, John Morton as Meade, Peter McGann as Dicey, Stephen Colfer as Quincannon, David Fennelly as McRoth and Dave Fleming as Fr. Furey. Written by Peter McGann and John Morton. Directed by Sarah Baxter. Pulled (2016) pulled7 Central Arts (2016). Niamh Moroney as Amanda, Andrea Bolger as Michelle. Written by Niamh Moroney. Directed by Ita Morrissey. Co-produced with Central Arts. If you were paying attention to our programmes over the last decade, you'd see that the kiss off line in each programme contains a line of dialogue from the show that was to follow. And over 10 years, we got 21 out of 24 right... which was a good batting average! Pulled was the first show in this time to not have a link to the next show. For the first time in a long time, we've nothing immediately lined up. We're going dark for a while and back to the drawing board. But when we return you can be sure we'll do it in the most devious way possible. Until then...
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On The Pull

pulled6 Fancy going on the pull? Tonight's the night that Pulled takes its hometown bow in Kilkenny. Niamh Moroney's play took Waterford by storm during its run in Central Arts and now it's about to kick off a three night run in Set Theatre. This will also be our final outing for 2016, bringing our Devious 10 programme to a close after 3 shows in the last 5 months (we're tired now). The buzz for Pulled has been massive and the pre sales for the show have exceeded that for Heart Shaped Vinyl and The Hellfire Squad in Kilkenny. A recent review from Waterford News and Star wrote: "Niamh Moroney and Andrea Bolger act with a naturalness and an openness that is a joy... Ita Morrissey directs this Big Brother writ small with the sureness of a participant in the soap opera of Amanda and Michelle's life..." pulled1 Niamh sat down with fellow Devious founder Ken McGuire to have a chat about Pulled on KCLR96FM on Tuesday. You can listen to it on Ken's website right here. Niamh also wrote an account of the development and making of the show which you can read on her own site right here. There's nothing left to do but make sure that you've got your tickets because they're selling fast. Three performances only in Set from tonight with kick off at 8pm. Tickets are €12 and can be bought from Rollercoaster Records on Kieran Street and online right here. Photos by Dan McMahon Photography.
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Fight The Fear

pulled7 We're now one week off the opening of Pulled in Set Theatre, Kilkenny. After a smash hit run in Waterford with our production partners at Central Arts, the show is ready to take a hometown bow. Following on from Heart Shaped Vinyl and The Hellfire Squad, this final production of our Devious 10 programme is strutting onto the stage next Thursday for 3 nights only. It marks our first return to Set Theatre since our Dario Fo Season back in 2009/10. Here's what some of the press have been saying about the show. "This play will appal some, infuriate others but the characterisations are shamefully real" - The Munster Express "Niamh Moroney has again given us an insight into the millennial generation... she has devised a piece that lightens the sombre elements with plenty of laugh out loud moments" - The Kilkenny People pulled5 Andrea Bolger and Niamh Moroney have been playing a blinder under the direction of Ita Morrissey and the story of two girls struggling with meaningful life decisions as they fight the fear through an alcoholic, Snapchatting blur is going down a storm with audiences.  Avoid the crippling fear and make sure you get your tickets. Photos by Dan McMahon Photography.
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The Wans

14409664_551459255045928_7444098909011883286_o After a successful run down in Waterford with our production partners Central Arts last week, we're a week off the opening of Niamh Moroney's Pulled in Kilkenny's Set Theatre. Here's the lowdown on the two performers who have been tearing the stage up as Amanda and Michelle. Niamh Moroney - Amanda / Writer niamh-moroney Niamh Moroney has been a theatre maker for over 10 years. Since co founding Devious Theatre in Kilkenny in 2006 Niamh has directed, produced, written, performed, and toured a mix of circus, visual art, music, live art, and theatre. YER WAN, Niamh’s self penned and performed comedy show toured nationally to sell out venues in 2014/15 and won Best Solo Performance at Galway Fringe Festival. Previous acting work with Devious Theatre includes Heart Shaped Vinyl, Smitten, Night Of The Living Dead and Shakespeare In Bits. She also directed War Of Attrition and Trainspotting. Niamh is currently artist in residence in Central Arts. Pulled is Niamh's first staged written work for Devious Theatre. Andrea Bolger - Michelle andrea-bolger Andrea Bolger makes her Devious Theatre debut with this show. Originally from Carlow and now based in Dublin, she completed a degree in Drama and Theatre Studies in U.C.C. Cork, where she performed in productions of Medea, The Bloody Wedding and Fortinasbras gets Drunk. She also trained in the Gaiety School of Acting and Bow Street. She last performed in Absolute Beginners, written and directed by Diane Crotty at the Scene and Heard festival in Smock Alley. Pulled opens in Set Theatre, Kilkenny on September 29th and runs until October 1st. You can get your tickets at www.set.ie.
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Pride Strut

pulled-promo-1 The pride strut kicks off tonight when the first performance of Pulled takes place in Central Arts in Waterford. Niamh Moroney's new play will take its debut bow in the home of our production partners on the show and it marks the first time that a Devious Theatre production has taken a trip to our neighbouring county. Niamh along with director Ita Morrissey and fellow performer Andrea Bolger have been working hard in the rehearsal room the past couple of weeks and now the show will take its walk of pride onto the stage. fullsizerender_3 It runs in Waterford until this Saturday September 17th at 8pm nightly. If you want to ensure your tickets, you can grab them right here. It won't be long until the play comes home to Kilkenny either, we'll be arriving in Set Theatre on September 29th and playing until October 1st. Come strut with us...
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