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I’m Your Vehicle Baby

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A renegade bounty hunter. An alien con woman. A talking space car. What can possibly go wrong? We’re counting down to what we’re calling Vehicle weekend. (We’re not really, we made that up). Vehicle, our new lo-fi sci-fi space adventure does open this weekend though. A 30 minute work in progress showing will play on […]

The Makings Of A Ripping Yarn

John Morton
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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 […]

#6. Dicey McGurk

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“Well painted by reputation…” #6. Dicey McGurk (Peter McGann) aka The Syphilitic Salesman. A shady, wife seducing, clap ridden, arms procuring, travelling lingerie salesman. His reputation is that of a coward and thief, who looted the fashionable stores of Dublin City during the Rising. However, he is cunning at weapon concealment and an explosives expert. […]

#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…

John Morton
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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 […]

Devious 10: The Hellfire Squad

John Morton
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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 […]

The Writers Room

John Morton
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Poor Peter McGann is missing from this but if it’s any consolation, he’s not as handsome as this shower. On Monday, 5 of the 6 writers behind Little Deviations met up to have a round table chat with Ken McGuire (our multi tasking producer) for The Arts Show on KCLR96FM. John Doran, Kevin Mooney, John […]

Little Deviation #4: The Hellfire Squad

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The Hellfire Squad is a play written by Peter McGann and John Morton. Primarily a screenwriter, this is Peter’s first work for the stage. John has previously written Heart Shaped Vinyl, Smitten and Scratcher for us. The two of us sat down to write a gut-busting, blood-soaked action comedy while keeping it entrenched in Irish […]