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Curtain Falls On Heart Shaped Vinyl

So it is, the curtain has fallen on the 2007 run of Heart Shaped Vinyl. While we might be late in getting around to posting the finale (given it was Saturday), the lateness is well justified with the entire cast and crew having celebrated four consecutive sold-out nights and even bigger ticket demand well into the early and subsequent late hours of Sunday.

We’ve said it during the week but I don’t think any of us could have anticipated the demand and resulting feedback from the show this year. The cast came out each night and gave it 110% to a wide ranging audience from young teenagers right along the line to grandparents and beyond. Even the wettest June on record in Kilkenny couldn’t put off people attending the show and we’re delighted to see that a lot of the audience were completely new to the theatre experience, testament to our goal of creating theatre enjoyable by all ages and placing theatre back as a genuine alternative to sitting in the pub or the cinema.

We do have a number of people to thank and would like to heap thanks to Johnny Holden and Cleere’s Theatre, Mary Butler, Niamh Finn and all at the Arts Office in Kilkenny, the Arts Council of Ireland, The Kilkenny People, The Kilkenny Advertiser, The Kilkenny Voice, John Cleere, Edwina Grace, John Cleary, Andrew McGuinness, all at The Coffee Club on Rose Inn St (who put up with us EVERY Sunday morning), KilkennyMusic.com, Paddy Dunne, Eddie Brennan, Alan Dawson, Michael Keogh, Lombardis (some serious post-show dinner!), Mobile Connections (giving us a nice deal on the printing costs for the show), Stephen ‘Pip’ Colfer, Ruth Calder Potts, Kate St. John, Mike Kelly and all at Young Irish Film Makers, all who came along to the show and supported original theatre and of course, the cast of Heart Shaped Vinyl without whom the show would most certainly not be possible.

We hope to begin publishing shots from Heart Shaped Vinyl to a new gallery on DeviousTheatre.com starting this week. There’s no time for us to slow down however as we empty the theatre (Cleere’s) this evening and commence full rehearsals for Cannibal! The Musical tomorrow (Tuesday).

Once again, thank you for supporting The Devious Theatre Company and we hope that you enjoyed our four night run of Heart Shaped Vinyl because we certainly enjoyed bringing it to you. Maybe it will be back… sooner than you expect?

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