I’ve got to share this one today as I’ve just received the artwork for the Cannibal! The Musical poster, the one we’re running with to promote the show from now to the opening night on August 22nd. Some of you will know of my involvement with The Devious Theatre Company here in Kilkenny, some of you won’t, but Cannibal marks my directorial debut (there is a pair of us directing this monster of a production) and is the realisation of a goal of mine over the last six years or goal.
The design above was assembled by Paddy Dunne, a great friend of mine for God knows how long now and an extremely talented graphic artist. The images of the cast were shot by KilkennyMusic.com‘s resident photographer Ross Costigan on a green screen generously provided by Young Irish Film Makers. You’ll see myself and Ross second and third from centre (me with a bowler hat on).
If I’m not in the office I’m doing something with Cannibal – we’ve been actively fundraising, organising costumes, sets, finances, cast meetings, crew meetings, a lighting designer, stage manager, orchestra, MD, advertising – the whole lot. It falls to a team of seven dedicated individuals (and now Ross as well getting involved on the PR front for the duration of the show) so hopefully all the very late nights and very early weekend mornings will all pay off in about 3 weeks time.
If you’re interested in travelling to the show (Irish premiere no less), held in the Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny from Wednesday August 22nd to Saturday August 25th tickets can be booked now for all nights by phoning +353 56 7761674.