Tag Archives | Kilkenny
Written on October 27, 2017
We are heartbroken and bereft at the loss of Ross Costigan. Our collaborator, our partner in crime, our friend. He was a powerful actor, one who felt like a rock star every time he was on the stage, no matter what part he played. He brought his sense of mischief and attitude to so much of our work and the company would not have been the same without him. A stellar photographer, he was one of the best that Kilkenny had to offer and we were lucky to have worked with him for 8 years. He was brilliant at everything he turned his hand to. Like all of us, Ross came up through Young Irish Film Makers and we all moved onto Dreamstuff Youth Theatre, of which Ross was a central force. He was built for the stage. A visceral, raw performer who chewed up intense roles but it was his comic flair that really set him apart and made him so compelling to watch. When we set up Devious Theatre in 2006, he was immediately involved and became part of our 'organising committee' for the first year which basically just involved meeting every week for breakfast and Ross giving out about the veggie options. His work on stage for us included Heart Shaped Vinyl, Cannibal! The Musical, Smitten and Can't Pay? Won't Pay! His crowning performance was easily his lead role as Mark Renton in Trainspotting in 2008 which blew people away and confirmed just how talented a stage actor he was. The constant run of standing ovations he got always surprised him and the adulation he received for that role made him comfortable for the first time with his own acting talents. His subsequent performance as Ray in Watergate Productions run of The Beauty Queen Of Leenane was also highly acclaimed. His final stage performance took place in 2011 in Scratcher which allowed audiences in Dublin to see his talents for the first time. He moved to behind the scenes work with us as his photography career took off. He worked on posters, promo shoots, videos, graphic design and was also hugely interested in radio. He co-directed and produced our radio version of The War Of The Worlds which won a PPI Award in 2009. His voracious interest for so many creative disciplines was a mark of how passionate he was about just making great work. In the last couple of months of his life, he started speaking about returning to the stage and getting back into theatre. He was missing the creative life and he knew, perhaps at a time when he wasn't sure about many other things, that the buzz of working on projects with his friends was really when he was at his happiest. The creative life of our town will be so much poorer without him. We're all so much poorer without him. We love you and we miss you Ross. x Ken, Kevin, Niamh, John.
Written on July 12, 2017
Our scratch night extravagaza returns for AKA Fringe (check out the very slick and oh so fresh programme) where we'll be presenting six excerpts from six brand new plays: Ag An Doras by Simone Kelly Breathe by Alan Butler In The Basement by Seán Delaney Orla's Big Comeback by Mairead Kiernan The Roaring Banshees by Peter McGann & John Morton Welcome To Ireland by Robert Downes & Aoibhín Murphy Full synopsises, plus cast and director details will be incoming. We're very excited about the teams that have come together for our brand new work in progress showcase. The plays of tomorrow are going for a test run. Don't miss out. August 3rd-5th, John Cleere's Bar & Theatre, 8pm nightly. Tickets onsale soon.
Written on June 20, 2017
Written on May 16, 2017
Written on October 5, 2016
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)
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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) Cleeres Theatre (2011). Annette O'Shea as the woman in Medea Redux. Written by Neil LaBute. Directed by John Morton. Phantasm (2012) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) Cleeres Theatre (2016). Alexandra Christle as DeeDee, Kevin Mooney as Jimmy. Written and directed by John Morton. The Hellfire Squad (2016) 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) 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...
Written on September 29, 2016
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Written on September 6, 2016
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.