Friday, November 20, 2009


Just a wee note about a one act play I've got coming up next week. It's called Tenterhooks and it's being produced by a new theatre group What's On Tom out in Thomastown.

It's playing as part of a series of short plays entitled 7 Deadly Scenes, and I'm delighted to be part of the line up.

The play itself is my first one act so it was a bit of an experiment for me and everthing that came after has been a bonus. And with a great director and a really top cast I've had very little to do. Which makes a welcome change at the moment, as I'm up to my balls in Dario Fo at the moment.

I'v described the play as 'a black comedy set in a variety of accident and suicide blackspots' and I think that pretty much sums it up. It's a two hander with Jack O'Leary and Lynsey Moran making up the cast and direction being handled by Andrew O'Leary.

As far as I know, tickets are nearly sold out but there still might be a few floating around. Ticket enquiries can be made to and the show runs from November 26th - 28th.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Accidental Death Of An Anarchist Revs Up

Time has flown like a motherfucker and I've barely had time to catch my breath and get together a few words about Devious Theatre's upcoming Accidental Death Of An Anarchist. The first play in our upcoming Dario Fo Season.

It's been a tremendously exciting process so far and I still haven't got over the giddy excitement of the fact that I'm directing a Dario Fo play and generally getting to immerse myself in the world and work of the great man for 6 months. Well, 4 months now because once we close up shop on this one, I'll be directing the next production in the Dario Fo Season, Can't Pay? Won't Pay!

Ahhhh, too much excitement, too little time to write coherently.

Anyway, I'll be blogging about the show from this Monday on so I'll be able to give a bit more insight into how the production is running. So do keep an eye out for that. And it won't be just me, all our cast and crew will be giving their own insights into the play and we'll have a fine selection of bits and pieces to show off.

The show itself hits the Set Theatre, John Street Kilkenny from December 2nd - 6th.

All information on the production can be found over on

These two wonderful Saul Bass tinted posters are again, the work of Mr. Paddy Dunne.