Thursday, January 29, 2009
Blue Monday / The Opening
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
"Our newest episode sees the arrival in the V.P.I. offices of a TY student on work experience. Played by Suzanne O’Brien, Janine Drew is brash, ambitious and what in social circles is known as a 'chav.' Her appointment coincides with a series of errant romantic entanglements that degenerate into a potential powder keg of social embarrassment, messy divorce cases and extreme violence."
It's going online Sunday week so please do give it a watch. It's also available on iTunes if you're an iTuner.
We're still in the midst of filming the 5th and 6th parts back to back, I'll write something about that soon. This mix of pre-production and production and post production leaves very little room for internet updates, or anything else for that matter but I'll try my darndest.
Monday, January 19, 2009
"Devious Theatre’s radio version of H.G Wells’ War Of The Worlds (KCLR - October 31st) attempted to follow the pattern set by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre’s famous version, incidentally broadcast seventy years to the day.
To our perhaps more sophisticated ears, the earliest part of the production worked best, as the Martian invasion was slowly revealed with programmes being interrupted as the horror unfolded.
The imaginative destruction of the region was replete with local villages such as Tulla and Castlecomer and this added to the interest and excitement felt by the listener.
The production itself was well prestented, with strong sound effects, especially able to bring over the idea of the multitude fleeing the approaching terror. All in all the piece was a job well done and suggests an alternative approach that can be taken by theatre companies in the area to produce work that doesn’t require touring and the costs invovled.
This was theatre sent directly to the listener."
The War Of The Worlds is still available as a downloadable broadcast which can be nabbed for free on www.devioustheatre.com.
The same edition also has Kilkenny's Rarely Seen Above Ground aka Jeremy Hickey on the front page with a nifty little article inside and it also has a brief article on YIFM's latest The Suitors and our own Vultures. The magazine, which covers all arts in the South East, can be downloaded for free here.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
How do I identify these Pinkertons?
Here's the how:
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Do check it out, do do:
Sunday, January 4, 2009
I'm not at liberty to mention anything about the details of our low budget webcom shoot. But all I will say is that we've got a brand new updated crew on board, a rather large and varied cast of characters and that direction duties are being concurrently handled by myself ("Uh, I think you need a longer pause") and the currently one armed but ever resilient Ross Costigan ("Uh, that needs to be reframed...wait, yeah, that's it"). So on we march! More updates and info as we have them. We're still in the edit for 'The Case Of The Poisoned Dates' so expect some sort of date for that to materialise for that soon. Here's me and Dave and Suzanne using our acting in it:
My resolutions are pretty much:
1. Finish Vultures.
2. Get Vultures out there. Where, I don't know.
3. Finish Bansheeville. Needs more banshees.
4. Not write any more plays or low budget web sitcoms for a long, long time.
5. Take a holiday.
6. Finally get the time to use the car I bought back in 2007.
7. Eat more things with green in them.
8. Watch a lot more plays. And films. And read things.
9. I'd like to learn some sort of new and practical dance.
10. Save enough money to send me to South Africa in 2010. I'm also going to tie this resolution into having an excuse to go to South Africa in 2010.
Back to the grindstone.