The shortlists for the 2009 PPI Radio Awards have been released and we’re delighted to find that The Devious Theatre Company have been included in the shortlist of five drama productions for Best Drama with our local station KCLR 96FM.
War Of The Worlds finds itself nominated in the Best Drama category alongside Another Blooming Day (Newstalk), Murder Cove (WLR FM), i102 -104’s Radio Killed the Video Star (i102) and The Passion of Christ (Radio Kerry).
What can we say really! We’re delighted, nothing else we can say!
The production came together over the course of September last year. When we approached the station about airing the show, we had been offered the use of the studio, recording and production facilities but undertook to produce the entire thing from the ground up ourselves, without any budget or financial support to get the show done. Scripted within the company, WOTW was adapted from the original radio version and transplanted to a Carlow / Kilkenny setting. The cast featured myself (Ken McGuire), John Morton, Kevin Mooney, David Thompson, Paul Young, Maria Murray, Amy Dunne, Ross Costigan and Alan Dawson who also engineered the production.
Our production coincided with the 70th anniversary of the original Orson Welles production.
Outside of the company our thanks must also go to The Mill Studios (for the loan of the late night space to get our theatre groove on) but especially KCLR 96FM who have been extremely supportive of our work since our inception in 2006 – to Edwina Grace, Sue Nunn, Tomm Dowling, John Keane, John Walsh, Aisling Moore, John Purcell, John Dash and everyone else we’ve had interactions with at the station since 2006 and those involved in the broadcast from the station’s side, our sincere thanks, and we’ll be keeping the fingers crossed that KCLR can build on their representation at the awards in 2008.
If you want to grab a copy of our original broadcast in MP3 format, follow the link to http://short.ie/wotw or listen below.
The Devious Theatre Company – WOTW