Thursday, October 22, 2009

Love And A Bit With A Dog

According to Geoffrey Rush's character in Shakespeare In Love, that's all that's needed for any play to work.

The new show from Devious Theatre kicks off tonight in Cleere's Theatre, Kilkenny.

It's Shakespeare In Bits, a Bard related sketch show performed by the wonderfully talented trio of Stephen Colfer, John Doran and Eddie Murphy.

We first performed a different version of this show during the Shakespeare In The House festival back in June. This time though, it's bigger and funnier and messier! And more expensive!

But it's all for a good cause. The show runs for 3 nights as part of the Rockfall Festival, now in its 21st year, which raises funds for the O'Neill Centre in Kilkenny. Tickets are 8Euro and all proceeds go to Enable Ireland and the O'Neill Centre. There's also going to be a matinee show on Sunday 25th at 4pm for the slightly cheaper price of 5Euro so chalk that one down as an option as well.

If it's irreverent sketch comedy with a Shakespearean bent that you're looking for, then you'll get it down in Cleere's Theatre this bank holiday weekend. Adding to the good news, Cleere's now have a loyalty card as well. Should be plenty of competition at the bar for stamps. Add the Savour Kilkenny food festival into proceedings and it's going to be a tasty weekend.

And there probably will be love... and a bit with a dog.

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Long Goodbye

With a teary eye, the final episode of Vultures has just gone online.

'The Long Goodbye'
is the concluding part of our comic detective serial and follows on from the events of 'Attack Of The Pinkertons'

The episode is synopsised as thus:

'With Isabelle Vultour captured and the Pinkertons establishing their firm grip on the town, the gentlemen detectives of V.P.I. must concoct a plan to get Isabelle back, stick it to the Pinkertons and for Vultour and McGrain... avoid a threesome with Natalie Blaise? But in order to do so they must rally the troops. And the actions of the bullying Pinkertons has ensure that there's plenty of volunteers. This is it. The final battle. The detective apocalypse. Who will reign supreme? Who will prove to the best detective force in town? Or will it all descend into a terrible mess? This is the long goodbye, where the goodbyes are long and the farewells are hard.'

Thanks so much to all the cast and crew who worked on Vultures over the past 2 years, without you we wouldn't have a low budget webcom!

Also, a big thanks to the people who have watched it and have supported the show since we first shot and screened that first episode in Christmas week back in December 2007. We're glad to have reached the end of the road with it, it's been a hell of a journey and this is a rather fitting goodbye. A long one.