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The Devious Theatre Company
Dates: 18 Jul - 23 Jul
Tickets: €10 - €16
Preview: 18 Jul 8.15pm €12
Dates: 19 – 23 Jul 8.15pm €16/14
Matinee: 23 Jul 2.30pm €14
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After the Rising, Michael Collins put together a list of the hardiest shcans in all 32 counties to form an elite military unit.
This unit embarked on a campaign of subterfuge, misinformation, political assassination, espionage and general divilment.
So begins the tale of The Hellfire Squad!
This new play from Peter McGann and John Morton is a fiercely comical, action-packed story of mismatched assassins with different agendas but the same targets.
The legend of Collins’ Squad has been printed. Now the seven-man squad and their no-nonsense handler ‘The Bould’ Kathleen Sweeney are telling their tale, one as powerful, tragic and frighteningly absurd as the history from which it sprung.
“funny, sharp, relevant and delivered with panache”
The Irish Times on War Of Attrition
“the bang-on zeitgeisty script is backed up by excellent use of live technology, and a completely believable spiralling chain of events”
Irish Theatre Magazine on War Of Attrition
“This young company of performers, writers, and directors have been consistently producing top notch performances. It is clear that have their finger on the pulse of what their youthful audiences want”
The Public Reviews
Age suitability: 16+
Please note that this production features strong language, violence and sexual references
Written by Peter McGann and John Morton
Directed by Sarah Baxter
Produced by Ken McGuire
Performed by Stephen Colfer, John Doran, David Fennelly, Dave Fleming, Peter McGann, John Morton, Eddie Murphy, Annette O’Shea
Supported by Artlinks and Kilkenny Arts Office
The Devious Theatre Company was founded in Kilkenny in 2006. In 2016, they stage Devious 10, a programme of new and old work celebrating a decade of theatre. The company works across a number of genres but stays rooted in a style of comedy, developed over the years. In 2011, they became the first theatre artists-in-residence in Kilkenny Arts Office; the company also won a PPI Award for Radio Drama. Devious’ work has featured at Cork Midsummer Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival and Galway Theatre Festival, among others. Previous presentations here at Project Arts Centre include War Of Attrition and Scratcher (as part of The Theatre Machine Turns You On).
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June 17 2019, at 01:10pm
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May 14 2019, at 11:31am
Upcoming Artist Talk event from Emma Wolf Haugh around her ongoing research will be presented later this year. Date and Location TBC. This event will present the artists research towards new work from Haugh in 2020 Domestic Optimism begins with the work and continually expanding legacy of the Irish-born, self-taught, modernist architect and designer, Eileen Gray. A considerable amount of attention has been given to Gray’s work in recent years but, more often than not, the queerness inherent in her life and design is sidelined or ignored. I am interested in what comes to bear on the construction of legacy and what…Read More