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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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All Aboard!

some-flood-fringe6We've just unveiled a brand new poster for Some Flood set aboard an all too vulnerable looking boat. A whole lot of Kevin Mooney and Eddie Murphy's try and manfully steer themselves through the storm as their search for life after flood gets more and more difficult. The image was shot by Kasia Kaminska with design from Ken McGuire. The clothes are off and we're back in rehearsals this week as the show gets ready to board the good boat Tiger Dublin Fringe from 6th - 12th September in Smock Alley Theatre. Get on board by grabbing yourself a ticket right here. We're starting to run out of nautical metaphors and with three weeks to go it's starting to worry us...
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Some Tease

IMG_0252Here's a small trailer we put together for Some Flood's upcoming July run. It features the nice, calm before the storm score by Moses Moorhouse. John Doran and Kevin Mooney's debut show will play the Red Door Theatre at the Bridgebrook Arms in Thomastown on July 8th & 9th at 8pm nightly (we will be finished before the World Cup semi's, promise). It then plays as part of the Watergate Theatre's theatre trilogy on Thursday July 10th at 8pm. Then the week after we're taking a trip to the Cavan Theatre Festival for a performance on the opening night July 17th. Plenty of excuses to see Some Flood in the coming weeks! We'll be announcing more dates very soon...
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North Bound

Cavan-Theatre-FestWe're off to Cavan in July! We're very excited to be part of the programme at the inaugural Cavan Theatre Festival. We've never played Cavan before so we're very excited to bring a show there for the first time. The show in question is our current production Some Flood which will be following its final Kilkenny run next week with a trip up north. We're only going to be there for one night only so you'll have to catch us quickly! Untitled-1We're delighted to be part of such a great programme for the first festival. Also featured will be Fishamble who will be performing Pat Kinevane's double bill of Silent and Forgotten, Polish Theatre Ireland who are performing Foreign Bodies, Big Guerilla Productions, Aaron Monaghan's production of Dermot Bolger's Walking The Road, frequent Devious collaborator Stephen Colfer's outfit Chronic Reload bring some Chaos Theory and last but by no means least, home town heroes and general all round heroes Gonzo Theatre Company who will have a double bill of their new incoming works. You can download the entire programme here. We're delighted to be part of such a cool programme and of course, great excuse to get out and about and up north! We'll be performing Some Flood in Theatre Upstairs at Imperial on Thursday 17th July at 7pm and there'll be a post show Q&A with the writers Kevin Mooney and John Doran along with actor Eddie Murphy. Check out cavantheatrefestival.com for more details.
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Fishes

1382820_556763627725736_2090600781_nOpening tonight in Kilkenny is David Fennelly's acclaimed show Fishes which also has a hand from two erstwhile Devious Theatre collaborators John Doran and John Morton. This funny and disturbed drama about one unemployed man and his burgeoning friendship with his social welfare officer opened to great acclaim as part of Collaborations Festival last year. It came back in full length form later in the year for a December run in Smock Alley followed by an acclaimed month long run in Bewley's Cafe Theatre from March to April of this year. The writer of the show David Fennelly also acts in it alongside John Doran (last seen with us in War Of Attrition and also directing Some Flood). John Morton (who last directed Phantasm for us as well as writing and appearing in War Of Attrition) is the man doing the directing. IMG_6529The synopsis for the show reads:
Set in a dingy flat in present day Dublin, a smell of mouldy bread and crusty clothes wafts its way through the nose of poor Larry’s inner thoughts. Desperately passive, Larry unintentionally shines a scorching and painful spotlight on the modern day 'typical Irish Man'. Greeting his dole officer, Eldridge, in his dressing gown - he is unemployed, heartbroken and hung-over. In truth, he is paralysed by our national pastime and excuse for everything - drink. With the exception of his drinking buddies, he is friendless. Today he sees his world collapsing around him through the fresh eyes of Eldridge, the first person to actually listen to him, and is faced with the reality that everything is not 'grand' and if he does want things to work out he needs to wake up and take life by the balls. The show has gotten a slew of fantastic reviews over the last few months and has won a large following. If you want to catch some top of the range comedy theatre this week then Fishes is the way to go. It opens tonight at 8pm in Cleeres Theatre and runs until Saturday night. Tickets are €10 and can be bought in Cleeres, booked on 056-7762573 or bought online here.
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