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The Makings Of A Ripping Yarn

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The History: The Squad, originally nicknamed the Twelve Apostles, was a real life unit that were founded by Michael Collins in the run up to the War Of Independence. Their main goal was to counteract British Intelligence at this time, through means mostly focusing on assassinations. They did, as we term it in the play […]

#1. ‘The Bould’ Kathleen Sweeney

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“We do the jobs we’re given…” #1. Kathleen Sweeney (Annette O’Shea) aka The Bould Kathleen. A publican and proprietor of the local Republican hub. Tasked with assembling the squad and overseeing their training. Frequently patronised but a better fighter than any man. Foul of mouth and quick to draw, she’s here to fight for her […]

#3. Walter Meade

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“I’d call that a good days labour…” #3. Walter Meade (John Morton) aka The Blacksmith. A veteran of the Rising and suffering from shell-shock as a result. A loud, swaggering one eyed figure obsessed with the work. Highly emotional, quick to temper and very trigger happy. His role in the Squad is a bit of […]

#7. Austin De Courcey

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“Burns like the dickens, but gets the job done…” #7. Austin De Courcey (Ed Murphy) aka The 3rd Earl Of Roundwood. A well bred, dapper land owner of British descent who likes to smoke a pipe, swig a brandy and kill any man who besmirches his beloved Eire. He might be a Protestant, yes and […]

More Myth Than Men…

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  The first trailer for The Hellfire Squad is here. Never let history get in the way of a good yarn. It shows the squad assembling for the group shot that you glimpsed in the main poster for the show. This trailer was shot, directed and edited by the terribly talented Fergal Costello. Michael Collins […]

Heart Shaped Vinyl – 2000’s

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The next album cover for Heart Shaped Vinyl plants us right to where we ended the first production of the play, the 2000’s. SIDE A: 2003 – I Am Trying To Break Your Heart by Wilco On the last day of school, Sean has made a mixtape for Kate and he’s hoping she’s really listening. […]

Heart Shaped Vinyl – 1960’s

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“Since you’ve got to go, oh you’d better go now…” The first album cover for Heart Shaped Vinyl has landed and we’re kicking things off in chronological fashion with the 1960’s. SIDE A: 1963 – Runaway by Del Shannon The Windmills have broken up after a disastrous gig. Julie’s going solo. Is Gerry going with […]

Devious 10: The Hellfire Squad

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“From the ruins of the G.P.O. they came. By design they were to be anonymous, unheard of, unseen. Their purpose was clear: to move like ghosts through the streets of Dublin and put the fear of God in the occupying forces. I saw it first hand. The Squad. Collins’ chosen ones. The Apostles. But that’s […]

Devious 10 Announcement: Heart Shaped Vinyl

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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 […]

The Centre Of The Universe

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We’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 […]