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The Centre Of The Universe

war-of-attrition-programme-6We're delighted to announce that our next production will be The Centre Of The Universe, a one man show written and performed by John Doran. Originally performed as one of the Show In A Bag offerings at the 2014 Tiger Dublin Fringe festival, we're delighted to be taking on production duties for this acclaimed show as it tours throughout 2015. It's the first time we've produced a one man show and it's great to finally have the opportunity to do so. The show is directed by John Morton who returns to the Devious directing saddle having last directed Phantasm in 2012. The Centre Of The Universe tells the story of John, a young man down on his luck, unemployed and drinking too much. On the day of his first job interview for ages, his neuroses and insecurities come crashing down on him resulting in a whole new way of approaching life. John decides to set up his own cult. And he's at the centre of it. Over the course of this engaging, informative talk, he explains how you can join him...
I was just idling around life rather than taking any control of my own. And it made me feel so, inadequate. Alone. Real Loneliness. A bit depressed I guess you could say. Bored. Lonely. Time just passing me by. Feeling alone in the universe.
The received unanimously positive reviews during it's first run and we're delighted to be taking the play to Cork for Quarter Block Party on February 6th before bringing it for a home town jaunt in Cleere's Theatre, Kilkenny from February 11th-14th. Tickets for Cork can be purchased here and tickets for Kilkenny will be going on sale soon. The show will then be returning later in the year for more national dates. Join us...
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If You’re Not In…

woa_promophoto-9...you don't get to win. We're down to the final two performances of War Of Attrition. And when it's gone, it's gone and it ain't coming back again. You have been warned. The run has been going great guns so far. Well, maybe apart from last night. Thanks to the sweetest, coolest audience we've ever had last night at the show. We've carried on with shows through fallen lights, broken legs, crucial props falling into the pit, penises popping out, invading drunks and that hilarious time Gemma Grant slipped in a puddle of fake blood but last night was the first time in 8 years we've ever had to stop a show. Apologies to everyone who suffered through a compromised version of War Of Attrition and thanks for sticking with us while we tried to get it back online. It was a complete freak tech accident that proved that if you do a play about hacking, you're asking for it. But hey, you soldier on. And we blame North Korea. woa_promophoto-7Anyway, tech malfunctions asides we've had a wonderful time in Project Arts Centre, the audiences have been great and we've gotten some real nice reviews like here and here. So if you want to catch the show before it finishes up entirely, grab your tickets and come see us tonight or tomorrow. Remember, if you're not in...
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You Want A War?

woa_promophoto-5Well you've got one happening this week in Project Arts Centre. Our production of War Of Attrition by John Morton kicked off last night with a preview in the big blue building in Temple Bar. We had a great crowd along and the whooping and hollering was exactly the kind of energy we needed to get our war machine rolling. So one down, five more to go. woa_promophoto-10We're running until Saturday December 20th so there's still plenty of chances to see the show if you're not overrun with festive preparations! And hopefully once the buzz gets around on the show we can grow an army of loyal audience members. If you want to get your tickets for this weeks shows, take a handy click of this link.
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A Bicyle Built For Three

10863938_10152839352596206_7969011655353449906_oActually if you account for the crew, we need a bicycle built for 8 but that's besides the point, Devious Theatre are travelling to Dublin to get ready and set for our run of War Of Attrition in Project Arts Centre next week. And we've loaded our bicycles good. We finished the Kilkenny run last night and we'd like to thank everybody who came to see the show as well as Ger Cody and the staff of The Watergate Theatre for their kind hospitality. Now it's off to the capital for 6 performances of a show that only today was described by The Irish Times today as"A comic and darkly subversive take on chuggers, bilious internet bloggers and psychopathy." For the full preview, take a look here. The entire team are really excited to be returning to Dublin for the show. We hope to see you this coming week down Temple Bar way. We're playing at 8.15pm nightly in Project Cube from Monday 15th to Saturday 20th and you can get your tickets for the show right here.
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Remember, Remember The 9th Of December

1527043_10152422931866746_5971948362476405825_nOkay, it's not quite the 5th of November but the Falksian qualities of our cyber revolution in War Of Attrition makes it at least ripe for word play. We're hitting The Watergate Theatre in anticipation of our War Of Attrition opening night tomorrow night, yes, December 9th. We've been reworking some elements of the play, namely upgrading a lot of our design, and we're confident that this rebooted version of last years production is going to knock some socks off. And if you missed it last year, well then all the more reason to seek it out! 10410522_10152431703156746_6131114883741986717_nDirector Niamh Moroney and the team have been reassembling our web based comic thriller in Dublin and Kilkenny over the past three weeks and we're really excited about bringing the show to both counties over the next fortnight. Kilkenny audiences, we'll be opening tomorrow night at 8pm in The Watergate Theatre. It's great to be back there, it always feels like home. So if you're looking for something theatrical to get your teeth into this festive season, come along and see us in action over the next three nights. War Of Attrition opens in The Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny on December 9th and runs until Thursday December 11th. Online tickets can be booked here and phone bookings can be made on 056-7761674.
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Drifter. Loner. Troublemaker?

woa-characters-CHRIS-smallHere's a first look at a brand new War Of Attrition poster, courtesy of our designer Paddy Dunne. This one shows the character of Chris, played by John Morton, a man of the streets fighting to get back on his feet and caught in the crossfire of a vicious feud between troll and victim. Drifter. Loner. Troublemaker? John Morton is also the writer of War Of Attrition. Previous plays for Devious Theatre include Heart Shaped Vinyl, Smitten and Scratcher. He has previously appeared in bash: latterday plays, Smitten, Scratcher, Accidental Death Of An Anarchist, Stags and Hens, Cannibal! The Musical and Trainspotting. Directed by Niamh Moroney, War Of Attrition plays The Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny from December 9th-11th followed by a run in Project Arts Centre, Dublin from December 15th-20th. Book your tickets by clicking the venue of your choice!
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Instigator. Provocateur. Troll?

woa-characters-ALAN-smallAs we approach our production of War Of Attrition this coming December, today we unveil the first of a new series of character posters for John Morton's play. The posters are designed by Paddy Dunne who has conjured up a brilliant series of posters for War Of Attrition since its Dublin Fringe Festival debut last autumn. The first shows the character of Alan, played by John Doran. Alan, aka Generalissimo Malaise, is a hugely popular blogger who targets the 'everyday arsehole' online. Instigator. Provocateur. Troll? John Doran's previous stage credits with Devious Theatre include Cannibal! The Musical, Stags and Hens, Shakespeare In Bits and the upcoming radio serial Vultures. He was also the co-writer and director of this years production of Some Flood. Directed by Niamh Moroney, War Of Attrition plays The Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny from December 9th-11th followed by a run in Project Arts Centre, Dublin from December 15th-20th. Book your tickets by clicking the venue of your choice! We're so web savvy...
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You Don’t Get To Win… Again

10711538_10152768910634459_391617527_nIf you lost out by not catching our production of War Of Attrition by John Morton last year, then you'll be happy to know that it returns this December for a run in Project Arts Centre in Dublin and the Watergate Theatre in Kilkenny. The play had a successful debut run last year at Dublin Fringe Festival before making its way to Galway Theatre Festival. It received 4 star reviews from Irish Theatre Magazine and The Irish Times as well as garnering a Fringe Awards nomination for Best Female Performer for Roseanna Purcell's role as Daisy. DeviousTheatre_WarOfAttrition_ForWeb-1036As the synopsis for the show goes: Daisy is an unwitting internet celebrity, the ‘Psycho Chugger’ whose video currently has 178, 234 views on Youtube – it is ruining her life. Alan, a blogger by the name of Generalissimo Malaise who claims to target the ‘everyday arsehole’, is the one who made it. And Chris, well he just got caught in the crossfire. There will be casualties when a nasty game of one-upmanship descends into a relentless war. War Of Attrition is a destructively comic thriller that takes you from parties on the streets of Dublin to the darkest parts of the internet where revolution is brewing. The original cast of John Doran, John Morton and Roseanna Purcell return under the direction of Niamh Moroney. The show plays The Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny from December 9th-11th and Project Arts Centre, Dublin from December 15th-20th. Tickets for both shows can now be booked online. If you missed out on catching it in 2013, here's your last chance to catch the show!
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Cult Fiction

10623492_10152903087728676_8553289367359675772_oNow that the waters are settling on Some Flood, we can focus on putting our plugging skills to work on another Tiger Dublin Fringe show involving some deviants. John Doran is part of this years Show In A Bag programme with his debut work as a writer/performer entitled The Centre Of The Universe. It tells the story of John, a man who wants you to join a cult, as he outlines the reasons he took such an extreme step and how his new methodology can benefit you, his audience of best friends. A highly physical comedy directed by John Morton, it's been earning some rave reviews, as you can read here and here. 10631052_10152900136648676_796277500093288867_oThere's only three performances of it left this week in Bewley's Cafe Theatre and it's one Tiger Dublin Fringe show we recommend that you see while you still can. It also features a score from Moses Moorhouse, lighting design from Maggie Donovan as well as work from the aforementioned 'Johns' so it's not too far off the Some Flood spectrum of things. If you enjoyed that show, you should make a plan to see this one. And if you like powerhouse one man performances, particularly in the Show In A Bag mold, definitely chalk this slice of cult fiction down on your Dublin Fringe to do list. You can get your tickets here.
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The Centre Of The Universe

10498604_10152796561143676_1202124254452381730_oApart from Some Flood, there's another show from erstwhile Deviants hitting the stage at this years Dublin Fringe Festival. John Doran is presenting his first one man show The Centre Of The Universe as part of this years Show In A Bag line up from Fringe, Fishamble and the Irish Theatre Institute. It's got a lot of comedy, a lot of life and a lot of things you don't consider because you're not in a cult. John Morton will be directing the show and Moses Moorhouse will be providing the score. The show centres around a presentation from John. Not John the actor, but John, the cult of personality. Cults are normally a pretty bad idea. But not this one. He wants you to join him. Centre PromoThe Centre Of The Universe runs throughout the festival in Bewleys Cafe Theatre. If you want to book tickets you can ger the details on it here. Please do book and come along and let yourself get brainwashed. Join them...
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