Heart Shaped Vinyl by John Morton is a theatrical mixtape about five couples in Ireland over the course of 5 decades and the effects of music on their relationships. Heart Shaped Vinyl plays from the arrival of the Beatles in 1962 to the digital revolution in 2006 and everything else in between. As it reminds us of the different things like people, places, kisses and heartbreak, the play represents a theatrical mixed tape of all the songs that triggered those memories. It was first performed August 22nd - 24th 2006, at Cleere's Theatre, Kilkenny.
Original Heart Shaped Vinyl poster (2006)
THE CAST (2006)
Julie – Simone Kelly Gerry – John Morton Deedee – Aoife O’Reilly Jimmy – Ross Costigan Bryan – Seán Hackett Liam – David Thompson Sue – Amy Dunne Maeve – Liadain Kaminska Grainne – Lisa Bergin Des – Ken McGuire Sean – Kevin Mooney Kate – Niamh Moroney
Heart Shaped Vinyl 2007 Performance
It was revived the following year in Cleeres Theatre from 27th – 30th June 2007 and again for a one off performance on October 27th as part of the Rockfall Festival. It was directed by Kevin Mooney.
THE CAST (2007)
Julie – Simone Kelly Gerry – John Morton Deedee – Suzanne O’Brien Jimmy – Ross Costigan Bryan – Seán Hackett Liam – David Thompson Sue – Amy Dunne Maeve – Hazel Fahy Grainne – Lisa Bergin Des – Ken McGuire Sean – Kevin Mooney Kate – Niamh Moroney
Director – Kevin Mooney Stage Manager – Stephen Colfer Costumes – Kate St. John Poster Design – Paddy Dunne Sound – Alan Dawson (2006), Michael Keogh (2007) Lighting – Eddie Brennan Produced by Ken McGuire, Niamh Moroney, David Thompson Make Up by Ruth Calder PottsReviews:"It is that rich in effortless and seemingly casual comedy. I emerged from the backroom theatre with a smile on my face and a song spinning round in my head (for some reason it was Potato Junkie by Therapy?, a violently happy memory from my surly angry youth). So three cheers for this brilliant young gang of bright stars, they did a magnificent job. I laughed often and without contempt. The futures so bright they’ll have to wear shades…." - Pius Meagher, The Kilkenny People