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2011: The Future Was Well

John Morton
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It’s been a hell of a 12 months for Devious Theatre. This time last year we were prepping for 3 plays. We did 4. Then did a play within a play, that kinda makes five. Plus collectively our core bunch of awesome thespians dipped their toes in and out of the water with other companies […]

Scratcher: Join The Queue

John Morton
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If you missed out on Scratcher, here’s a peek at the ordeal some members of the audience had to go through before the show started. For the intro of the show we tried to replicate the overheated, slightly obnoxious, embarrassing and badly organised atmosphere that can often be found in a social welfare office. We […]

Moving Along…

John Morton
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We’re now officially half way through the rehearsal process for Shifting. The show opens in 3 weeks and will be seen for the first time ever, ever! That’s always the exciting thing, that you’re presenting new original work that hasn’t been performed before. The scary thing is that you’re presenting new original work that hasn’t […]

Scratcher: Munster Express Review

John Morton
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This review is by Liam Murphy from March 4th edition of The Munster Express. The excellent young theatre company – Devious Theatre Company, Kilkenny did not disappoint their growing number of fans with Scratcher, written and directed and acted in by John Morton. Now in their fifth year, they still display a wicked sense of […]

Scratcher: Irish Theatre Magazine Review

John Morton
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The Dublin performance of Scratcher got a reviewing from Irish Theatre Magazine during recent coverage of The Theatre Machine Turns You On: Volume II. Here’s what they had to say about it: Scanning the programme for THEATREclub’s festival of new work, the range of work presented in terms of styles, genres, and subjects suggests a […]

Scratcher Review: Kilkenny Reporter March 2nd

Ken McGuire
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The following reviewed was penned by Darragh Byrne and originally appeared in the print edition of the Kilkenny Reporter, March 2nd 2011 edition. THIS reviewer has been lucky enough to witness the birth of Ireland’s three finest contemporary playwrights – Martin McDonagh in Galway, Enda Walsh in Cork and, not so long ago, John Morton […]

How To Vote

John Morton
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Planning on voting? Think it will make a difference? Struck with absolute all consuming terror that Enda Kenny will be our leader? Well, then watch our handy video tutorial and find out how you can really make a difference! Make Scratcher your number 1! Scratcher plays tonight February 24th in No. 76 John Street from […]

Outsourcing

John Morton
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This blog is a little late, coming 3 days after we opened Scratcher but now that the dust is settled, it’s about time we wrote a little something about our trip to Dublin. (Also, we’re only just emerging from the dust, relatively unscathed) Scratcher was outsourced to Dublin this to take its inaugural bow. The […]

This Theatre Machine Kills Fascists

John Morton
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Time to get turned on. The second installment of The Theatre Machine Turns You On opens today in Project Arts Centre and it looks like it’s going to be a jam packed, amazing festival of theatrical goodness.There are still tickets left for some shows and I recommend getting yourself some tickets if you can. I […]

Queuing Up

John Morton
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We’re pretty much under one week off the Dublin opening of Scratcher. That in itself is quite terrifying. Everything has been shaping up nicely in fairness. We’ve put our set up and it looks quite nice. I think conceptually it’s one of our strongest and hopefully it will work for the 70 odd people who […]