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Alexandra Christle last appeared as the Vice President in last years production of The Union by Adrian Kavanagh. Other appearances with Devious Theatre include Amy in Shifting and in zombified form as Maeve in Night Of The Living Dead. She also directed The Union as part of Little Deviations: Volume 1 in 2013.
Philip Brennan has previously appeared with us as Johnny in Night Of The Living Dead in 2012 and in The Hellfire Squad as part of Little Deviations: Volume 1, which he also directed. Other recent credits include The Last Post by Just The Lads and Rise from The 1916 Project in which he plays Thomas MacDonagh. Heart Shaped Vinyl returns to John Cleere's Bar & Theatre from May 18th-21st / 25th-28th. Tickets for the show can be booked here. This series of posters designed by Ken McGuire.
Two gals battle "the fear" towards clarity... kind of.
The final preview of our Devious 10 programme is Pulled from Niamh Moroney which will debut in Waterford and Kilkenny this autumn.
In Pulled, Amanda and Michelle battle through the fear and a digital rollercoaster of clues to assemble memories of a particularly wasted night. The show is written by Devious Theatre founding member Niamh Moroney and marks her first staged writing for us. It's also the first full length play we've produced from a female writer and we couldn't pick a better one.
Niamh is one of the original founding members of Devious Theatre and has worked in many different capacities with the company over the last decade. Directing credits include Trainspotting and War Of Attrition with acting credits including Heart Shaped Vinyl, Cannibal! The Musical and Smitten. Over the last few years she has gained acclaim for her work as a writer/performer with successful shows such as the award winning Yer Wan and X+Y under her belt.
Pulled has been developed by Niamh and Andrea Bolger, who will be making her debut with us in the show. It also marks our first co-production and we are delighted to be partnering with Central Arts for Pulled. Central Arts are a production house based in Waterford where Niamh recently became their first artist residence. Developed over the past (and next) few months as part of her residency, Pulled will land in their 60 capacity theatre space from September 13th-15th. It will then travel to Set Theatre in Kilkenny where it plays for September 29th-October 1st.
Here's a trailer for the show, to get you in the mood for September. Get ready to pull.
We've just launched the full programme for our 10th anniversary programme, the rather bluntly titled Devious 10. We'll have more in depth previews for each show throughout the week but here's the quick rundown.
And here they are:
Here's some details on each of the shows.
Heart Shaped Vinyl, our very first show, gets a reissue complete with a brand new decade. A theatrical mixtape taking place over 6 decades in Ireland, the show is a raucous comedy about heartbreak and romance, told through the prism of changing musical fads. It is written by John Morton who will be directing a production of his first play for the first time. The just announced cast are a very Devious troupe: Philip Brennan, Alan Butler, Alexandra Christle, Amy Dunne, Hazel Fahy, Simone Kelly, Mairead Kiernan, Ken McGuire, Kevin Mooney, Niamh Moroney, John Morton, Aoibhín Murphy, Anne-Marie O'Brien, Colin O'Brien. It will be produced by Ken McGuire. It plays Cleere's Theatre from May 18-21 and 25-28. Tickets are currently onsale and can be booked here.
The Hellfire Squad by Peter McGann and John Morton marks the third of the Little Deviations: Volume 1 crop to make it to full production. This is a riotous, rip roaring drama about a squad of mismatched assassins assembled by Michael Collins in the aftermath of the 1916 Rising. Our first foray into Irish history shall be a devious take on the events of the time, to say the least. It will be directed by Sarah Baxter, making her first show with us and produced by Ken McGuire. It will take its debut bow in Project Arts Centre, Dublin from July 18-23 before playing The Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny from July 28-30 as part of this years Alternative Kilkenny Arts.
Pulled by Niamh Moroney marks our first co-production, alongside Central Arts in Waterford, who we are very excited to partner up with. The show is being developed as part of Niamh's year long residency in Central Arts. Pulled tells the story of Amanda and Michelle, two women battling through the fear and a digital rollercoaster of clues to assemble memories of a particularly wasted night. It will be performed by Andrea Bolger and Niamh Moroney and produced by John O'Connell. It will run in Central Arts, Waterford from September 13-15th and Set Theatre, Kilkenny from September 29th-October 1st.
We'll be dropping individual previews for each show over the next week so keep an eye out for those. They should serve as a better idea of what to expect from this deviating trio of plays. We're very excited to bring this line up to you this year and we hope you'll join us.
We always try and avoid launches (the above photo is from our first launch). They're always a bit nervy, like having people over for a formal reception or something and we don't like making speeches (the below photo is from the second launch we did). Look how awkward we look. So for the third launch we've done over the last decade we're going to try something different.
When it's a case of celebrating your 10th birthday, you can just call it a birthday party and it takes all the starch out of launching! So we're launching our Devious 10 programme for our 10th anniversary and we're going to have a bit of a birthday bash and we'd like to invite you along!
On the night, we'll be having a celebration of 10 years of Devious Theatre in the lovely surroundings of Bosco's Café in The Watergate Theatre. This is upstairs in the Watergate where we've launched before but Bosco's is the new café set up in the theatre and it looks gorgeous so we're already onto a winner. It's a bit of a launch, a bit of a birthday bash and a bit of an excuse to eat some cake and drink some wine.
We will be announcing what will be making up our Devious 10 programme for 2016. We will be performing three shows in three different venues in Kilkenny this year. We will also be touring new work to different venues around the country and we're very excited to share it with you.
Show 1: Heart Shaped Vinyl, our very first show, gets a reissue for a 2 week only run in John Cleere's Bar & Theatre from May 18th-28th. We will be announcing the 14 strong cast on the night.
Show 2: To Be Announced.
Show 3: To Be Announced.
Come and get devious with us on March 11th. The event kicks off at 6pm.
[caption id="attachment_6270" align="aligncenter" width="589"] The cast of The Union are ready to meet you[/caption]
After two nights of previews in lovely Graiguenamanagh, we are primed and ready to open The Union this week in Kilkenny City. And we're really excited to show it to hometown audiences.
The play is a blast. It's an inventive, wild, raucous show that's half party, half mystery and all the plot pieces are scattered around like a jigsaw for both the audience and characters to pick up and put back together. The reception to the show in Graiguenamanagh was great. After five weeks in the bunker it was great to finally see it meet an audience. It also looks gorgeous with Kate Moylan's brilliant design being complimented by Niamh Moroney and Jack Power's lighting bag of tricks.
Here's a look at some production stills from the previews, courtesy of Ken McGuire.
[caption id="attachment_6271" align="aligncenter" width="589"] Niall Morrissey and Alexandra Christle in The Union[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_6272" align="aligncenter" width="589"] Back to the office for some cans.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_6274" align="aligncenter" width="589"] Big Daddy lets the 90's night rip. Photo: Ken McGuire[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_6275" align="aligncenter" width="589"] They came to get down. Photo: Ken McGuire[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_6276" align="aligncenter" width="589"] Tune. Photo: Ken McGuire[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_6279" align="aligncenter" width="589"] Tully's Sign. Photo: Ken McGuire[/caption]
And remember to get your tickets for this weeks run. With only 60 seats per night, they won't last long. The Union have come to get down. Make sure you do too.
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The Union opens in Cleeres Theatre, Parliament Street, Kilkenny on July 29th and runs until August 1st at 8pm nightly. devioustheatre.com/buy-tickets/