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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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Pulled – Trailer #2

pulled-promo-2 Amanda and Michelle are feeling the worse for wear in the new trailer for Pulled. Can they fight the fear and pull their shit together? Rehearsals are nearly at their end for Niamh Moroney's new show and the final part of our Devious 10 programme for 2016. Niamh along with co-performer Andrea Bolger and director Ita Morrissey have been putting the finishing touches to the play ahead of next weeks opening in Central Arts, our production partners on this show. It opens on Tuesday September 13th and runs until Saturday September 17th.  It won't be long before it arrives in Kilkenny. Three performances only from September 29 to October 1st in Set Theatre Kilkenny. Get your tickets here: http://set.ie/ Check out the trailer, shot and edited by Matthew Reilly. Tickets for the show are €12 and you can get yours for Pulled in Waterford right here. To buy tickets for the Kilkenny run, check out set.ie.
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Pulled – Trailer #1

Pulled textless Take a peek into the world of Amanda and Michelle with our first trailer for Pulled. Niamh Moroney's new show is a co-production with Central Arts in Waterford and we're very excited to finally make our debut in our neighbouring county. Rehearsals have just kicked off for production and it won't be long until these two ladies will be hitting the stage like a wrecking ball. Pulled opens in Waterford on September 13th and plays Set Theatre Kilkenny from September 29th to October 1st. Written by Niamh Moroney, directed by Ita Morrissey and starring Andrea Bolger and Niamh Moroney. It's going to be a night out you'll never forget. Check out the trailer, shot and edited by Matthew Reilly. Tickets for the show are €12 and you can get yours for Pulled in Waterford right here. To buy tickets for the Kilkenny run, check out set.ie.
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Pulled

pulled-A3 And we're onto the next one. The third and final part of our Devious 10 programme is Pulled by Niamh Moroney. A comedy about two girls fightin' the fear. Who will pull through? Amanda or Michelle? Maybe they'll just pull the heads off each other... Join these two man eating club stomping wans as they battle one of the worst hangovers of their lives as they attempt to follow a trail of snapchats, texts, and selfies back to memories long lost to shots- what and who they did last night?! How did Michelle end up here, where the hell was Amanda? Or... do they even want to know? 
Following Niamh's highly successful self penned & produced tour of YER WAN in 2014 & 2015, Pulled continues to explore the debacle of being a young woman on the pull in this day and age. How do young women react to a crisis when the odds are against them in pretty much every single way? Pulled marks a major new collaboration between the two South East companies, Central Arts of Waterford, and Devious Theatre of Kilkenny, and is the third production in the celebration of Devious's 10th birthday. It is also the second in house production Central Arts will present around the time they are officially celebrating their second birthday.
Pulled will be performed by Niamh Moroney and Andrea Bolger who makes her debut with us. The show is directed by Ita Morrissey who we are delighted to welcome on board for the first time. It is produced by John O'Connell of Central Arts.
Pulled premieres in Central Arts, Waterford from September 13th-17th. It follows up with a three night run in the Set Theatre, Kilkenny from September 29th-October 1st.
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God Bless The Work

hellfire_squad_web-47 The work is nearly over. And what a week it's been. We've been bowled over by the houses, the reaction, the applause. It's been terrific to bring the show to a hometown audience as part of the AKA festival. And thankfully it's all been going down a storm. Thank you from the bottom of our heart to everyone who has attended the show and supported its run both in Dublin and in Kilkenny. 13701186_10154416271584459_8433029674565908229_o And now the curtain is closing. We're down to the last performance of The Hellfire Squad tonight in The Watergate Theatre. It's your final chance to see the show before it becomes history. Don't miss your last opportunity to see us. We're going out with all guns blazing. 13701156_10154416271559459_4714757565281294346_o If you want to get tickets for the final show you can book them on 056-7761674 or online here. God bless the work.
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Squad Goals

2 We're officially a week away from the opening of The Hellfire Squad in Project Arts Centre. Then it's another week away from taking the show home to Kilkenny and The Watergate Theatre. 5 We've been rehearsing for 3 weeks now, 3 weeks that have absolutely flown. The process has not been unlike the training of the squad in the play itself with similar enough goals: assemble a raggle taggle group ill suited for other purposes but each with their own particular skillset. Then put them through an intense bout of training and drills until they become a tidy little wrecking crew of an ensemble. 1 Well, we're nearly there now. Under the watchful eye of director Sarah Baxter and stage manager Sinead Heavin, the actors have been put through their paces and the play is shaping up to be the wild, colourful, dramatic, action packed yarn it read on the pages of the script. There's been a lot of sweat, tears and thankfully, minimal amounts of blood. The craic has been immense though. Exactly what you'd expect when you put a load of grown adults in a room with fake guns and get them to play war games for three weeks running. Pow, pow, bang, bang! They just need to remember not to make the gun sounds on the night. 3 It feels like we're putting together something special and with one week of rehearsals left, there's still a lot of work to do. We're excited. Nearly there now. This play perfectly encapsulates the bang we wanted our Devious 10 programme to have. 8 actors hopping off the stage, guns blazing. 4 Come christen that work at our first performance next week in Project Arts Centre. And bring your own squads. The Hellfire Squad  plays Project Arts Centre from July 18-23. It will then play The Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny from July 28-30 as part of this years AKA programme. Tickets are onsale now.
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#6. Dicey McGurk

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"Well painted by reputation..."

#6. Dicey McGurk (Peter McGann) aka The Syphilitic Salesman. A shady, wife seducing, clap ridden, arms procuring, travelling lingerie salesman. His reputation is that of a coward and thief, who looted the fashionable stores of Dublin City during the Rising. However, he is cunning at weapon concealment and an explosives expert. Michael Collins has put his name on the list for a reason. Dicey's shot at redemption has arrived. The Gun Runner. Peter McGann  is the co-writer of The Hellfire Squad and this marks his debut writing work for the stage. Previous onstage appearances with Devious Theatre include The Union as part of Little Deviations: Volume 1. He has a Masters in screenwriting from the Huston Film School, NUIG. He wrote and directed the short films The Eyeball Waltz (Fastnet Film Festival), Go West, Sure Look This Is It and Not Tonight. He writes and performs as Dick Liver on Republic Of Telly and as stand-up comedian Liam Nugent in online shorts and the upcoming one-man show An Evening With Liam Nugent. As an actor he has appeared in short films Cavalier, Safari Springs, Hot Water Bottle, Daffney Malloy And Other Catastrophes, Colossus, Barry and Swerve. He also appears in the RTÉ Storyland pilot Smitten and the upcoming feature film Locus Of Control. The Hellfire Squad is directed by Sarah Baxter and plays Project Arts Centre from July 18-23. It will then play The Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny from July 28-30 as part of this years AKA programme. Tickets are onsale now.
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Track Listing

13234767_10154227104694459_124597204_o Heart Shaped Vinyl opens tonight in Cleeres Theatre, Parliament Street, Kilkenny. Our sound checking, mic testing and light arranging is done. The players have tuned up the band and we're ready to go. Here's the track listing... TRACK LISTING  SIDE A 1963 – Runaway by Del Shannon JULIE GERRY  1977 - I Wanna Be Your Dog by The Stooges DEEDEE JIMMY 1988 - What Difference Does It Make by The Smiths LIAM SUE 1997 – Last Goodbye by Jeff Buckley GRAINNE DES 2003 - I Am Trying To Break Your Heart by Wilco SEAN KATE 2014 – Heartbreaker by Alabama Shakes MAGGIE LOUISE SIDE B 1968 – Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right by Bob Dylan GERRY JULIE 1979 - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend by The Ramones JIMMY BRYAN DEEDEE 1989 – Close To Me by The Cure SUE MAEVE LIAM 1999 - End Of A Century by Blur DES GRAINNE 2006 - Ill See Your Heart And Ill Raise You Mine by Bell X1 KATE SEAN 2016 – Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe by Kendrick Lamar LOUISE MAGGIE
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Heart Shaped Vinyl opens in John Cleere’s Bar & Theatre  this Wednesday night running from May 18th-21st / 25th-28th at 8pm nightly. Book your tickets online here.
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Heart Shaped Vinyl – 2010’s

HSV - 2010's The final Heart Shaped Vinyl album cover takes us right up to the present day as we issue a brand new decade, the 2010's. SIDE A 2014 - Heartbreaker by Alabama Shakes Louise is a DJ. Maggie is a punter. But is the customer always right? SIDE B: 2016 - Bitch, Don't Kill my Vibe by Kendrick Lamar Maggie and Louise are experiencing some irreconcilable musical differences. Niamh Moroney and Amy Dunne play Maggie and Louise in Heart Shaped Vinyl. Niamh Moroney - Maggie Niamh is a founding member of Devious Theatre. Previous onstage credits include Night Of The Living Dead, Smitten, Cannibal! The Musical and Heart Shaped Vinyl. She most recently appeared in her own one woman show Yer Wan. Directing credits include Trainspotting (with John Morton) and War Of Attrition. She will next appear in her own show Pulled which premieres this autumn. Amy Dunne - Louise Amy appeared in the original production of Heart Shaped Vinyl. Other credits with us include Cannibal! The Musical, Smitten, Scratcher, Bash, War Of Attrition and as part of the voice casts in The War Of The Worlds and Vultures. Other credits include Daughters Of The Revolution (4elements) and Da (Watergate Productions). Amy is a graduate of the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York. Heart Shaped Vinyl opens in John Cleere’s Bar & Theatre  this Wednesday night running from May 18th-21st / 25th-28th at 8pm nightly. Tickets for the show can be booked here. This series of posters are designed by  Ken McGuire.
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