Heart Shaped Vinyl

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About The Show

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

THE CREW

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 Potts

Reviews:

“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