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The Union Forever

John Morton
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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 […]

Writing The Union

John Morton
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Adrian Kavanagh writes about the writing of his new play The Union. Did you ever get that feeling, that you are exactly where you need to be? It happened to me when I first walked in the doors of Devious Theatre. They were residing in Kilkenny Arts Office, (the building is now gone) working on […]

The Union Previews

John Morton
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We’ve gotten accustomed to bringing our shows out to County Kilkenny the last few years and it is the best excuse to spend time working in some lovely towns that don’t usually get a lot of touring theatre. It started with Phantasm in Callan for Abhainn Rí Festival before War Of Attrition and Some Flood […]

YES! YES! YES!

John Morton
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We’ve written a bit before about our mentorship of Spark Productions as part of Project Y.E.S. (Youngsters On The European Stage) a Leader community programme that will develop theatre in rural areas throughout Europe. Spark Productions are the Irish participants on the project and now that their programme for the year is up and running, […]

To Finland And Back Again!

John Morton
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And it was quite the trip! The reason we went to Finland is because of our involvement in a new Europe wide theatre initiative called Y.E.S. (Youngsters On The European Stage) which matches a young developing company in a rural area with a more experienced mentor company. In this case, Spark Productions from Graiguenamanagh are […]

Sparks Are Making Brownbread

John Morton
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We used to be the hungry, young go getters of theatre in Kilkenny in our late teens and early twenties who were whipping up a theatrical revolution in the motherland. 6 years on, we’re mid to late twenties, still hungry, slightly more respectable, way more tired but no longer can we be called young go […]