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Devious 10: Heart Shaped Vinyl

hsv-teaser-web In a quick and surprising turn of events, Devious Theatre turn 10 years old in May 2016. That came around fast! To celebrate a decade of theatre, we're lining up a big, celebratory programme for the year entitled, quite simply, Devious 10. And here's our first announcement! We’ll be kicking off our 10th anniversary programme off with a reissue of our first production Heart Shaped Vinyl. First performed in Cleeres Theatre in August 2006, we’ll be returning to our spiritual home for a two week run of our critically acclaimed debut. Heart Shaped Vinyl is a theatrical mix tape focusing on pop music, relationships and a whole lot of heartbreak in Ireland over the course of six decades. Originally set between 1962 and 2006, this new version adds a brand new story set in the years 2014 and 2016. The play is broken into Side A and Side B, both of which tell a different side of six different stories featuring an ensemble cast of 14 actors. Heart Shaped Vinyl is the first play written by John Morton and was originally staged three times by Devious Theatre, in August 2006, June 2007 and October 2007. It has been hugely popular on the student drama circuit and has been presented in over ten different productions in the last decade. All previous productions of the play have sold out and for this one off commemorative edition, we expect tickets to be snapped up in advance. Tickets have now gone on sale and can be booked here. If you buy your tickets before Christmas, use the code DEVIOUS10 to get them for only €10. Heart Shaped Vinyl will crank up its jukebox in Cleeres Theatre, Kilkenny for eight performances only from 18th-21st and 25th-28th May 2016. The rest of our Devious 10 programme will be launched in the new year. For more details, keep an eye on this here website. Props to Paddy Dunne, who designed the very first Heart Shaped Vinyl teaser in 2006 and who delivered another cracker here for the reissue.
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Devious Theatre vs. The Nativity

variety concert For our final trick of the year, we'll be taking part in tomorrow nights Watergate Theatre Variety Concert fundraiser where we finally tackle the holy grail of theatre. Yes that's right, we're doing The Nativity. Which probably had an air of inevitability about it. 3 Wise Boys will be performed by Alexandra Christle, Adrian Kavanagh, Gary McDonald and Colin O'Brien. It's a boy band in a talent show story with a Nativity twist to proceedings. It's written by Adrian Kavanagh and will be a very devious take on buying presents for a small baby. 12308905_1029864573743978_1185305103_n There's a great line up of Kilkenny talent performing on the night so come along and help raise some funds for our local theatre. To book your tickets, take a trip over here.
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Join Us…

cou-new-15 For the last time this year, join us for the final two performances of The Centre Of The Universe. John Doran's one man Show In A Bag makes its return tonight in The International Bar in Dublin and plays again tomorrow night. Tickets for both performances are nearly gone but a few remain. If you'd like to ensure your seat at this witty and informative talk, please RSVP by contacting John at centreoftheyou@gmail.com.
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Centering Back

11836895_10152933003131746_6855424422367883992_n John Doran's one man cult comedy The Centre Of The Universe returns this week for a run at West Cork Fit Up Theatre Festival. We've also just announced a one off, final Kilkenny performance on August 11th as part of AKA, Kilkenny's new arts fringe festival. John is hitting West Cork this week for 6 performances all over West Cork starting in Timoleague tomorrow night and finishing in Ballydehob on Sunday night. For the full run down of dates, check out their website. We'll be coming back to Kilkenny next week to perform the show one final time on Tuesday August 11th upstairs in Brewery Corner on Parliament Street. It's the final time the show is going to get a runout at home. It's also nice to be part of the inaugural Alternative Kilkenny Arts programme. If you want tickets for the Kilkenny performance, here you go.
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The State Of The Union

theunion_kenmcguire-cleeres-9 The curtain has fallen on The Union after a two week run and an absolutely jam packed 4 night sold out string of performances in Cleeres Theatre. The buzz surrounding the show was something to behold and we couldn't be happier with how the show was received. Thanks to our amazing cast and crew and to the writer Adrian Kavanagh who did stellar work getting the show to the stage.Thanks so much to all you wonderful, wonderful people who came to see The Union and clapped and shouted and cheered and ovationed and happily took all the debris when the cast trashed the set every night. You were all sublime. Now, we're going to nurse our post show blues and raise an invisible glass... St. Dominic's Forever! Here's some choice pics from the show. theunion_kenmcguire-cleeres-3theunion_kenmcguire-cleeres-17theunion_kenmcguire-cleeres-21theunion_kenmcguire-cleeres-24theunion_kenmcguire-cleeres-27theunion_kenmcguire-cleeres-13All photos by Ken McGuire Photography. The man wears many hats.
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Big Daddy’s 90’s Night

theunion_kenmcguire-cleeres-34 Another sold out house for The Union last night in Cleere's Theatre. Thanks to everyone who's been rocking on in so far! For all y'all looking for the full 90's Night playlist from The Union, here's every tune that's spun on the night. For more of Big Daddy's musical stylings, the next performance of The Union is tonight at 8pm in Cleere's Theatre. Tune! Step On - The Happy Mondays Regulate - Warren G & Nate Dogg Jump Around - House Of Pain Carnaval de Paris - Dario G Connection - Elastica Good Vibrations - Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch Sabotage - Beastie Boys Whatta Man - Salt N Pepa Mo Money Mo Problems - The Notorious B.I.G. Block Rockin' Beats - The Chemical Brothers All My Life - K-Ci & JoJo Never Forget - Take That I Wanna Be Adored - Stone Roses Sexy Boy - Air Freed From Desire - Gala Would I Lie To You? - Charles & Eddie The Rockafeller Skank - Fatboy Slim Baby One More Time - Britney Spears La Passion - Gigi D'Agostino The Man Don't Give A Fuck - Super Furry Animals Want tickets? devioustheatre.com/buy-tickets/
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Giving It Socs

Ahead of tonight's opening in Cleere's Theatre, here's the brand spanking new trailer for The Union. Have a look and see St. Dominic's Student Union literally giving it socs. The trailer takes its cue from the yearbook scene in Rushmore so we'll just chalk it down as a homage in the same way the show itself homages The Breakfast Club. It was a nice opportunity to explore some of the more eclectic activities on offer at this failing college and provides a nice backdrop for the events of the play and the titular union who are trying to set the best example they can. But ideals are very hard to maintain. KIlkenny minor hurling championship final with Dicksboro & O'Loughlin Gaels. Photo: Ken McGuire Come watch the rise and fall of the self proclaimed sexiest student union in Ireland when the show opens tonight, July 29th, in Cleeres Theatre, Parliament Street, Kilkenny. The show runs until this Saturday August 1st, kicking off at 8pm nightly with tickets costing €12. If you want to book online, click here. We hope you'll be giving it socs with us.
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Union Radio

https://soundcloud.com/devioustheatre/the-union-cast-speak-to-kclr-afternoons The cast of The Union took to the airwaves today. Hazel Doyle, Kevin Mooney and Niall Morrissey appeared on Eoin Carey's show this afternoon to talk about the play, the ideas behind it, the writer Adrian Kavanagh and even previewed a scene. Get a special sneak preview of a scene between The Sports Officer, The President and The Ents Officer and marvel at their creative ways of replacing the word 'fuck'. [caption id="attachment_6282" align="aligncenter" width="589"]KIlkenny minor hurling championship final with Dicksboro & O'Loughlin Gaels. Photo: Ken McGuire KIlkenny minor hurling championship final with Dicksboro & O'Loughlin Gaels. Photo: Ken McGuire[/caption]
The Union opens in Cleeres Theatre, Parliament Street, Kilkenny on July 29th and runs until August 1st at 8pm nightly. devioustheatre.com/buy-tickets/
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They Came To Get Down

[caption id="attachment_6270" align="aligncenter" width="589"]KIlkenny minor hurling championship final with Dicksboro & O'Loughlin Gaels. Photo: Ken McGuire The cast of The Union are ready to meet you[/caption] After two nights of previews in lovely Graiguenamanagh, we are primed and ready to open The Union this week in Kilkenny City. And we're really excited to show it to hometown audiences. The play is a blast. It's an inventive, wild, raucous show that's half party, half mystery and all the plot pieces are scattered around like a jigsaw for both the audience and characters to pick up and put back together. The reception to the show in Graiguenamanagh was great. After five weeks in the bunker it was great to finally see it meet an audience. It also looks gorgeous with Kate Moylan's brilliant design being complimented by Niamh Moroney and Jack Power's lighting bag of tricks. Here's a look at some production stills from the previews, courtesy of Ken McGuire. [caption id="attachment_6271" align="aligncenter" width="589"]KIlkenny minor hurling championship final with Dicksboro & O'Loughlin Gaels. Photo: Ken McGuire Niall Morrissey and Alexandra Christle in The Union[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6272" align="aligncenter" width="589"]KIlkenny minor hurling championship final with Dicksboro & O'Loughlin Gaels. Photo: Ken McGuire Back to the office for some cans.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6274" align="aligncenter" width="589"]KIlkenny minor hurling championship final with Dicksboro & O'Loughlin Gaels. Photo: Ken McGuire Big Daddy lets the 90's night rip. Photo: Ken McGuire[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6275" align="aligncenter" width="589"]KIlkenny minor hurling championship final with Dicksboro & O'Loughlin Gaels. Photo: Ken McGuire They came to get down. Photo: Ken McGuire[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6276" align="aligncenter" width="589"]KIlkenny minor hurling championship final with Dicksboro & O'Loughlin Gaels. Photo: Ken McGuire Tune. Photo: Ken McGuire[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6279" align="aligncenter" width="589"]KIlkenny minor hurling championship final with Dicksboro & O'Loughlin Gaels. Photo: Ken McGuire Tully's Sign. Photo: Ken McGuire[/caption] And remember to get your tickets for this weeks run. With only 60 seats per night, they won't last long. The Union have come to get down. Make sure you do too.
The Union opens in Cleeres Theatre, Parliament Street, Kilkenny on July 29th and runs until August 1st at 8pm nightly. devioustheatre.com/buy-tickets/
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The Union Forever

11797992_10153409509261113_452874904_n Today's the day we show The Union to the world. Well, Graiguenamanagh at least. We're taking it to the home of the play's writer Adrian Kavanagh for the first of two preview performances. We'll be hitting The Duiske Inn, the spiritual home of Spark Productions. In fact, it is to Sparks what Cleeres Theatre is to us. Conveniently enough, we'll be bringing the show back to Cleeres next week for a 4 night run. The previews kick off tonight at 8pm and tickets are on the door for the preview friendly sum of €12. Then we'll be packing it up and taking it back to Kilkenny for next week's 4 night run. The last four weeks of rehearsals have been a blast and as you can see, the cast of Hazel Doyle, Niall Morrissey, Kevin Mooney, Alexandra Christle and Colin O'Brien have gotten so in sync with each other that they're practically matching. Those St. Dominic's Student Union hoodies might just become a collector's item yet. Get on board, 6 chances only to catch The Union in action. Don't miss out on the team who put the party in party politics.
The Union previews in The Duiske Inn, Graiguenamanagh tonight July 24th & tomorrow July 25th. The show opens in Cleeres Theatre, Parliament Street, Kilkenny on July 29th and runs until August 1st at 8pm nightly.  For ticket bookings please go to: http://devioustheatre.com/buy-tickets/
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