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The Psychopath Test

16We've just unveiled a new promo video for War Of Attrition. It's called The Psychopath Test and is based on Hervery M. Cleckley's 16 behavioral characteristics of a psychopath as laid out in his influential 1941 textbook The Mask Of Sanity. Our new promo, designed by Paddy Dunne and edited by Ken McGuire, lays out those 16 characteristics. So, how many do you tick off? Take the test: How does the psychopath test fit into the play itself? The only way to find out is by joining us in The Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny from the 9th-11th of December and in Project Arts Centre, Dublin from 15th-20th December.
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Drifter. Loner. Troublemaker?

woa-characters-CHRIS-smallHere's a first look at a brand new War Of Attrition poster, courtesy of our designer Paddy Dunne. This one shows the character of Chris, played by John Morton, a man of the streets fighting to get back on his feet and caught in the crossfire of a vicious feud between troll and victim. Drifter. Loner. Troublemaker? John Morton is also the writer of War Of Attrition. Previous plays for Devious Theatre include Heart Shaped Vinyl, Smitten and Scratcher. He has previously appeared in bash: latterday plays, Smitten, Scratcher, Accidental Death Of An Anarchist, Stags and Hens, Cannibal! The Musical and Trainspotting. Directed by Niamh Moroney, War Of Attrition plays The Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny from December 9th-11th followed by a run in Project Arts Centre, Dublin from December 15th-20th. Book your tickets by clicking the venue of your choice!
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Instigator. Provocateur. Troll?

woa-characters-ALAN-smallAs we approach our production of War Of Attrition this coming December, today we unveil the first of a new series of character posters for John Morton's play. The posters are designed by Paddy Dunne who has conjured up a brilliant series of posters for War Of Attrition since its Dublin Fringe Festival debut last autumn. The first shows the character of Alan, played by John Doran. Alan, aka Generalissimo Malaise, is a hugely popular blogger who targets the 'everyday arsehole' online. Instigator. Provocateur. Troll? John Doran's previous stage credits with Devious Theatre include Cannibal! The Musical, Stags and Hens, Shakespeare In Bits and the upcoming radio serial Vultures. He was also the co-writer and director of this years production of Some Flood. Directed by Niamh Moroney, War Of Attrition plays The Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny from December 9th-11th followed by a run in Project Arts Centre, Dublin from December 15th-20th. Book your tickets by clicking the venue of your choice! We're so web savvy...
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Project War

woa-dublin-outdoorHere's our poster for War Of Attrition's upcoming run in Project Arts Centre. It's a huge deal to us to be invited to perform in 'the big blue building' in Temple Bar and we couldn't be more excited to be performing our comic thriller War Of Attrition there. We're playing from 15th to 20th of December at 8.15pm nightly. We've previously played there with Scratcher at The Theatre Machine Turns You On Vol: II and with a few contributions to TEXT | Messages but this is our first full run in the space. If you book your tickets before December 8th you'll get a 25% discount, what a bargain! This poster was designed again by the ever talented Mr. Paddy Dunne, he'll also be furnishing us with a new series of character posters that we'll be unveiling over the next three weeks.
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NEST

unnamedA new and exciting theatre event is taking place in Kilkenny this weekend. We're spreading the word about NEST, a three day event that will traverse through performing arts disciplines in pursuit of what exactly is the essence of being a female performance artist working in the industry today. Nest was instigated by two independent Kilkenny based performers and writers; Susie Lamb and Niamh Moroney, one of our founding mothers. The event was born out of the need to investigate aspects of female made performance. From this idea they have cultivated a unique residential festival taking place in Parliament Street this coming weekend. 3744945590Over the three days a series of plays, music, workshops, work in progress showings and panel discussions by Susie Lamb, Niamh Shaw, Zoe Uí Fhaolain, Aine Phillips, Niamh Moroney, Breda Larkin, Joanne Boyle, Eszter Nemethi, Ita Morrissey, Gillian Grattan and more. You can get a full run down of events right here. The festival takes place entirely within 41 Parliament Street with weekend tickets for all events costing €100 and that runs from Friday at 5pm to Sunday night at 10.30pm. Saturday and Sunday tickets for the event are €50 each, which gives you access to all events on those days from 9.30am-10.30pm. Tickets are limited though so be warned. Tickets can be booked by e mailing nestkilkenny@gmail.com and putting “BOOKING” in the subject box or by calling Niamh on 0831510156.
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Irish Theatre Is Online

Bash (2011)We've been absolutely loving the new IrishTheatre.ie website from Irish Theatre Institute. It is a full and comprehensive database of Irish theatre and everything you could want to know is easily accessible. Everything. What a great resource to have for Irish theatre makers and one that nicely fills the void left by the Irish Theatre Handbook. That handbook was our Bible in our early years of grassroots theatre making in Kilkenny and it's really cool to be part of its online equivalent all these years later. We've got our own nice little section which you can peruse here. If you want to get lost down the rabbit hole of Irish theatre for a few hours, this is the place to go. Now if you don't mind us, we'll be procrastinating for a little bit longer...
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Cult Fiction

10623492_10152903087728676_8553289367359675772_oNow that the waters are settling on Some Flood, we can focus on putting our plugging skills to work on another Tiger Dublin Fringe show involving some deviants. John Doran is part of this years Show In A Bag programme with his debut work as a writer/performer entitled The Centre Of The Universe. It tells the story of John, a man who wants you to join a cult, as he outlines the reasons he took such an extreme step and how his new methodology can benefit you, his audience of best friends. A highly physical comedy directed by John Morton, it's been earning some rave reviews, as you can read here and here. 10631052_10152900136648676_796277500093288867_oThere's only three performances of it left this week in Bewley's Cafe Theatre and it's one Tiger Dublin Fringe show we recommend that you see while you still can. It also features a score from Moses Moorhouse, lighting design from Maggie Donovan as well as work from the aforementioned 'Johns' so it's not too far off the Some Flood spectrum of things. If you enjoyed that show, you should make a plan to see this one. And if you like powerhouse one man performances, particularly in the Show In A Bag mold, definitely chalk this slice of cult fiction down on your Dublin Fringe to do list. You can get your tickets here.
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Out To Sea

some_flood_production2One down... We had a great preview last night with the lads leaving a healthy flood of sweat on the stage. Tonight we officially open Some Flood at Tiger Dublin Fringe. Here's the first look at the show in Fringe action with Kevin Mooney and Eddie Murphy complemented by the fantastic set design of Kate Moylan and Maggie Donovan's beautiful lighting design. We're all set for tonight so grab a ticket and come join us in Smock Alley Theatre at 9.15pm. There are still a couple of tickets left but be warned, it's selling out quick! We're also hoping the Kilkenny hurlers will give us an extra reason to celebrate tonight. The hurling influence on the play can be glimpsed here with two hurls stationed in the background. From party thrashing in Shifting to zombie bashing in Night Of The Dead, we like to show our Kilkenny colours with inventive uses of hurls in plays. This picture makes it look like Some Flood is a kids show. We assure, it isn't. Some Flood opens tonight September 7th at 9.15pm and runs until Friday 12th September. For more info check out our page on the Dublin Fringe website and to buy tickets you can also visit the Fringe Box Office at Filmbase or call 1850 374643.
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The Flood Came…

"It's kinda like that show Lost or something, only way more annoying because at least in Lost you know that if you download another episode, you’ll find out exactly what’s going on." some_flood_promo-9"You don’t see Tom Hanks wondering what happened his plane in Castaway or what happened to Wilson after he got washed away." some_flood_promo-17 "I suppose people like Bear Gyrlls or Tom Hanks or Crocodile Dundee are sexy because they do things like survival so they seem all tough. Rugged, like..." some_flood_promo-21Some Flood plays Boys School, Smock Alley from 6th-12th September as part of this years Tiger Dublin Fringe. For more info please go here and for tickets you can also visit the Fringe Box Office at Filmbase or call 1850 374643.
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Secret Movie Read

secret-movie-webposterThis is as devious as we get... We are once more delighted to be part of Out For The Weekend, Kilkenny's annual Pride festival. This coming Saturday August 23rd in Brewery Corner we'll be presenting Secret Movie Read. A secret movie classic gets performed by a secret cast at 8pm. You won't find out what the movie is or who the cast are until you're in your seat. Yes, it's extremely sneaky but we hope that we've earned the goodwill to warrant paying to see something that you have no idea about. But we promise, we will make your 90 minute non cinematic experience a script read like no other. So come along, grab a drink and allow us to entertain you. The idea comes from a similar night filmmaker Jason Reitman occasionally runs in Hollywood. But unlike his script reads we absolutely guarantee our cast are not famous. 8pm kick off upstairs in Brewery Corner, it's €5 entry on the door, seating is limited and popcorn is provided. The audience may* be required to participate, get rowdy and shout along. *will most definitely Join us for a very, very, devious evening! For more info on the festival, check out the website.
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