And that’s a wrap on our Devious 10 programme marking a decade of us making theatre that can be described as somewhat devious.
Thanks so very much to everyone who came to support the three plays we produced this year. A special thanks to our venues, the Kilkenny threesome of Cleeres Theatre, The Watergate Theatre and Set Theatre as well as Project Arts Centre in Dublin and our co-producers for Pulled, Central Arts in Waterford. We’d also like to heartily thank Kilkenny Arts Office for all their support as well as Kilkenny County Council and all those who supported our Fund It for The Hellfire Squad. Most of all, thank you to the audience members who came out in their droves in 3 counties over the past 5 months and made each of our shows a packed one.
Speaking of which, here’s the rundown of all 24 productions we produced over 10 years. Ah, the memories…
Heart Shaped Vinyl (2006/07)
Cleeres Theatre in both productions. Suzanne O’Brien as DeeDee and Ross Costigan as Jimmy. Written by John Morton. Directed by Kevin Mooney.
Cannibal! The Musical (2007)
The cast of Cannibal! The Musical in The Watergate Theatre in August 2007. Written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Directed by Kevin Mooney and Ken McGuire.
The Watergate Theatre (2008). Ross Costigan as Renton and Ken McGuire as Tommy. Written by Harry Gibson. Directed by Niamh Moroney and John Morton.
Originally staged in The Barn (2008). Jack O’Leary (Tony), Kevin Mooney (Dave), Niamh Moroney (Cat), Annette O’Shea (Bronagh). Written by John Morton. Directed by Colm Sheenan.
The War Of The Worlds (2008)
Kevin Mooney recording for our first radio production on KCLR96FM. Written by Kevin Mooney and John Morton. Directed by Ross Costigan and Ken McGuire.
Shakespeare In Bits (2009)
The first staging of the show in Rothe House. Scott Barriscale, John Morton, Kevin Mooney, Ken McGuire, John Doran, Stephen Colfer and Niamh Moroney. Devised by the ensemble.
Stags and Hens (2009)
Stags and Hens in The Watergate Theatre (2009). Geoff Warner Clayton as Kav, Ed Murphy as Peter and John Morton as Robbie. Written by Willy Russell. Directed by Kevin Mooney.
Accidental Death Of An Anarchist (2009)
Set Theatre (2009). Ken McGuire as Superintendent, David Thompson as The Madman, Alan Butler as Inspector Pisani. Written by Dario Fo. Directed by John Morton. Part one of our Dario Fo Season.
Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! (2010)
Set Theatre (2010). Hazel Fahy as Marguerita, Ross Costigan as Luigi, Angela Barrett as Antonia, Ken McGuire as Giovanni. Written by Dario Fo. Directed by John Morton. Part two of our Dario Fo Season.
Kilkenny Arts Office (2011). Annette O’Shea as P, Amy Dunne as McC. Written and directed by John Morton. Produced and originally performed as part of The Theatre Machine Turns You On: Vol II in Project Arts Centre. The first part of our In The Future When All’s Well Residency in Kilkenny Arts Office.
Kilkenny Arts Office (2011). Adrian Kavanagh as Eamon, Jessica Walsh as Anna, Ruth Phelan as Sarah. Written by John Kennedy. Directed by John Morton. As part of our In The Future When All’s Well Residency in Kilkenny Arts Office.
Kilkenny Arts Office (2011). Tony (Jack O’Leary) and Cat (Amy Dunne) breaking up. Written by John Morton. Directed by Angela Barrett and John Morton. As part of our In The Future When All’s Well Residency in Kilkenny Arts Office. Debuted at Solstice, Cork Midsummer Festival in June 2011.
Bash: Latterday Plays (2011)
Cleeres Theatre (2011). Annette O’Shea as the woman in Medea Redux. Written by Neil LaBute. Directed by John Morton.
Cleeres Theatre as part of OFTW 2012. Colin O’Brien as Adam. Hazel Doyle as Frankie. Written by John Kennedy. Directed by John Morton. Debuted at Solstice, Cork Midsummer Festival in June 2012.
Night Of The Living Dead (2012)
The Watergate Theatre (2012). Nuala Roche as Helen, Ed Murphy as Ben, Paul Young as Harry, Aoibhín Murphy as Judy, Kevin Mooney as Tom, Connie Walsh as Babs and John Kennedy as Frankie . Written by Connie Walsh and John Morton. Directed by John Morton.
Little Deviations: Volume 1 (2013)
Five Devious work in progress presented in Cleeres Theatre in August 2013. Hazel Doyle and Aoibhín Murphy rehearsing Girls In Africa by John Kennedy.
War Of Attrition (2013/14)
The Watergate Theatre (2013/14). Roseanna Purcell as Daisy, John Doran as Alan, John Morton as Chris. Written by John Morton. Directed by Niamh Moroney. Debuted at Dublin Fringe Festival 2013.
Some Flood (2014)
Smock Alley Theatre (2014). Kevin Mooney and Ed Murphy as Noah and Survivor. Written by John Doran and Kevin Mooney. Directed by John Doran.
The Centre Of The Universe (2015)
Bewley’s Cafe Theatre (2014/15). John Doran as John. Written by John Doran. Directed by John Morton. Originally a Show In A Bag production for Tiger Dublin Fringe 2014.
Aired on KCLR96FM in March and April of 2015. John Morton (Jim Vultour), Suzanne O’Brien (Janine Drew), David Thompson (Dan McGrain) and Seán Hackett (Niall Tennyson). Written and directed by John Morton.
The Union (2015)
Cleeres Theatre (2015). Hazel Doyle as The Sports Officer, Kevin Mooney as The President, Alexandra Christle as The VP, Niall Morrissey as The Ents Officer, Colin O’Brien as The Welfare Officer. Written by Adrian Kavanagh. Directed by John Morton.
Heart Shaped Vinyl (2016)
Cleeres Theatre (2016). Alexandra Christle as DeeDee, Kevin Mooney as Jimmy. Written and directed by John Morton.
The Hellfire Squad (2016)
Project Arts Centre (2016). John Doran as McLiammoir, Ed Murphy as De Courcey, John Morton as Meade, Peter McGann as Dicey, Stephen Colfer as Quincannon, David Fennelly as McRoth and Dave Fleming as Fr. Furey. Written by Peter McGann and John Morton. Directed by Sarah Baxter.
Central Arts (2016). Niamh Moroney as Amanda, Andrea Bolger as Michelle. Written by Niamh Moroney. Directed by Ita Morrissey. Co-produced with Central Arts.
If you were paying attention to our programmes over the last decade, you’d see that the kiss off line in each programme contains a line of dialogue from the show that was to follow. And over 10 years, we got 21 out of 24 right… which was a good batting average! Pulled was the first show in this time to not have a link to the next show. For the first time in a long time, we’ve nothing immediately lined up. We’re going dark for a while and back to the drawing board. But when we return you can be sure we’ll do it in the most devious way possible. Until then…