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Work Is Progressed

Thanks to everyone who turned out to see Little Deviations: Volume 2 over the three night run in Cleeres Theatre. It was a joy to sell out the show each night and we hope everyone who got jammed in there really, really tightly enjoyed the show. The reaction to the six plays was stellar. The teams behind Orla's Big Comeback, In The Basement, Breathe, Welcome To Ireland, Ag An Doras and The Roaring Banshees were all fuckin' quality. We couldn't be happier. It was the best way for this work to be tried out in front of audiences and will give all the writers plenty of pep in their steps going forward. We had a blast doing it and it was a solid way to kick off AKA. Hopefully we'll get to see them all grow up...
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Little Deviation #2: Breathe

Breathe by Alan ButlerDirected by Natasha Murray Cast: Hazel Doyle, Amy Mulholland, Eleanor Walsh, Maria Murray, Janis Woodgate, John Prendergast, Ciaran DunphyEmily never thought she'd end up here. Being interviewed by the hospital's psychiatrist. But this is where she is, and its what she needs to do. The stories she will tell and hear will shape her. From where she came from to where she's going. Five women, five stories. What do you do, when you can't keep going? Alan Butler has previously worked as an actor and director for many companies in Kilkenny. As an actor he has previously appeared for Devious Theatre in Heart Shaped Vinyl, Scratcher and Accidental Death Of An Anarchist. This is his debut work for the stage.
Little Deviations: Volume 2 plays Cleeres Theatre from August 3rd-5th as part of AKA Fringe. Tickets can be bought at the venue or right here. 
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Little Deviation #1: Ag An Doras

Ag An Doras by Simone Kelly Directed by John Morton Cast: Alexandra Christle, Maria Murray, Seán Hackett, Ciaran Dunphy. Úna is on her annual visit to her family, the O’Sullivan’s in Kilkenny. Every time Úna visits, a familiar sight signals her arrival. A tall, elderly lady nicknamed Ag an Doras stands in a doorway, slowly smoking a cigarette, watching silently as the world goes by. On this occasion, however, her door is closed. Úna makes it her mission to uncover the story behind Ag an Doras and why the mysterious figure is no longer at the door. Simone Kelly has previously appeared as an actor for Devious Theatre in shows like Heart Shaped Vinyl, Cannibal! The Musical and Accidental Death Of An Anarchist.  She studied English Literature in UCD where she discovered her all-time favourite playwrights; Beckett, Friel, Heaney and John B. Keane. This is her debut work for the stage. Simone did a course with The Big Smoke Writing Factory last year and wrote her first piece of fiction, ‘Angus’. She read this at The Big Smoke’s annual literary meet-up and at an International Women’s Day event organised by Alan Butler in Kilkenny library. Little Deviations: Volume 2 plays Cleeres Theatre from August 3rd-5th as part of AKA Fringe. Tickets can be bought at the venue or right here. 
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Six Shows. Three Nights

little-deviations1_hires Fucking quality. Everything (especially our language) is going to be rough around the edges for Little Deviations: Volume 2.
Our scratch night extravagaza returns for AKA Fringe (check out the very slick and oh so fresh programme) where we'll be presenting six excerpts from six brand new plays: Ag An Doras by Simone Kelly Breathe by Alan Butler In The Basement by Seán Delaney Orla's Big Comeback by Mairead Kiernan The Roaring Banshees by Peter McGann & John Morton Welcome To Ireland by Robert Downes & Aoibhín Murphy Full synopsises, plus cast and director details will be incoming. We're very excited about the teams that have come together for our brand new work in progress showcase. The plays of tomorrow are going for a test run. Don't miss out. August 3rd-5th, John Cleere's Bar & Theatre, 8pm nightly. Tickets onsale soon.
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Little Deviations: Volume 2

LDV2 NEXT UP! Little Deviations: Volume 2 plays John Cleere's Bar & Theatre from August 3rd to 5th as part of this years AKA Fringe. Our new work showcase will feature the next generation of Devious Theatre plays from some of Kilkenny's best and brightest young writers. Six excerpts from six new plays, all in one handy show. Little Deviations: Volume 1 in August 2013 featured the debut performances of Some Flood, The Union and The Hellfire Squad. This years crop of new work promises to be just as exciting and we'll be announcing them in the coming weeks. Tickets go on sale soon. The show runs for three performances only so don't y'all miss out.
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