Peel When Cup Is Empty

Peel When Cup Is Empty

Trying a couple of things here including a test with the Canon Powershot G15, a review of which is going online in the next fortnight over on Any Given Food (tool of the trade, don’t you know).

I’ve also rediscovered a set of Photoshop filter actions that I picked up in the last year via, so expect to see some heavily filtered shots in the pipeline.

Battle Lines Drawn At #dubfringe

War Of Attrition

It’s been a good week for those of us at Devious Theatre. The Dublin Fringe Festival run of War Of Attrition is in the bag, our week invading Players Theatre at Trinity College. Hat tip to the crew on the ground of Adrian, Caoimhe and Dara for their assistance on the run.

The reviews from The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine were quite favourable for our first full Dublin run, one hopefully not our last.

Producing for the tour has been great, we’ve got a great crew (cast included) pulling everything together and in eleven days time, the War will rage on as the show opens for a limited three night run at the Watergate Theatre in Kilkenny (26-28 September) before moving on to the Galway Theatre Festival (our first perfomance in Galway) for October 2-3.

For now, it’s a few days off before dress and tech in Kilkenny in under ten days time. It’ll be a well earned break, that’s for sure.

Tickets for both the Kilkenny and Galway dates are already on sale but to those of you who turned out in your numbers in Dublin, from one theatremaker to a theatre-going audience, thanks a hell of a lot for coming out and for your feedback. We’ve collated some of that feedback over on

For the moment, however, it’s rest.

Psycho Chugger Attacks

I just over a week’s time I’ll be bound for Dublin with Devious Theatre‘s War Of Attrition, written by John Morton. Here’s the first teaser video for what’s going to be happening…

War Of Attrition plays Dublin Fringe Festival and Player’s Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin from 9-14 September. Check for tickets.

RSAG (Rarely Seen Above Ground) at Set Theatre

RSAG at Set Theatre, Kilkenny. Photo (c) Ken McGuire

RSAG (Rarely Seen Above Ground) played an absolute stormer on the final night of this year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival. He performed at the festival back in 2009 as the first live act in the venue but the performance last Sunday night was the best I’ve seen him in a few years.

Before the video comes out, here’s some select snaps…

RSAG at Set Theatre, Kilkenny. Photo (c) Ken McGuire

RSAG at Set Theatre, Kilkenny. Photo (c) Ken McGuireRSAG at Set Theatre, Kilkenny. Photo (c) Ken McGuire

RSAG at Set Theatre, Kilkenny. Photo (c) Ken McGuire

Check for more on Jeremy Hickey (RSAG). Take a listen below for a sample.

War Of Attrition: Let The Battle Games Commence

War Of Attrition

On Thursday evening I shot the photos for the above of (l-r) John Morton, Roseanna Purcell and John Doran, with Paddy Dunne turning around the artwork for Devious Theatre’s latest assault on the stage – War Of Attrition. I’m wearing my producer/designer hat for this one, the second production of the year for Devious Theatre.

The show runs 9-14 September (previews 9 September) at Player’s Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin as part of the 2013 Dublin Fringe Festival. Tickets are available online via or by phoning 1850 374643.

I’ll see you there…

Mr. H at Kilkenny Arts Festival

Mr. H at Kilkenny Arts Festival. Photo (C) Ken McGuire

With a few performances across the Kilkenny Arts Festival, Mr. H was one of the highlight acts on the street entertainment side of the festival for 2013.

Mr. H at Kilkenny Arts Festival. Photo (C) Ken McGuire

Pictured here at The Canal Square, I’ll have to hand it to him, he’s some man to balance on a variety of tubes, chairs and tables.

Mr. H at Kilkenny Arts Festival. Photo (C) Ken McGuire

All said and done though, spare a thought for the couple in the rear of the shot, all eyes on them for 30 minutes as they took a seat for a Saturday afternoon meal.

Tujacques, The Fall at Set Theatre

The Fall at Set Theatre, Kilkenny (C) Ken McGuire

Mark E Smith’s The Fall took to the Set stage as part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival last night with Dublin-based Toujacques opening the proceedings around 10.15pm or so. Continue reading “Tujacques, The Fall at Set Theatre”