On the radio:
"On the Fringe" with Mary O'Neill, WLR FM 11/09/2016
"The Arts Show" with Ken McGuire, KCLR FM, 27/09/2016
What the papers said:
Pulled… a must for any girl who… by John Cleere for the Kilkenny People 20/09/2016
This has been an exciting and ambitious year for Devious Theatre Company. Their third and last show of 2016, ‘Pulled’, has just finished a run at Central Arts in Waterford before it opens at the Set Theatre for three nights from Thursday, September 29.
The play, directed by Ita Morrissey, introduces us to the chaotic lives of Amanda (Niamh Moroney) and Michelle (Andrea Bolger). It’s the morning after the night before, with both girls somewhat unsure of what has gone on during the previous night out.
They’ve been on the town, they may or may not have had sexual encounters and one of them may or may not need the ‘morning after’ pill. They try to piece together the previous night’s goings on through their Snapchat, Whatsapp, and texts. It’s not a pretty picture that emerges.
The play is written by Niamh Moroney. She introduced us to her Amanda character in the hilarious ‘Yer Wan’ last year. This time the story is grimmer as we observe two characters whose lives seem to be spiralling out of control. They repeatedly declare their love and friendship for each other, but it is as meaningless as the succession of hashtags that they invent to cover every situation.
Niamh Moroney has again given us an insight into the lives of the millennial generation. It might prove to be uncomfortable viewing for some, but she has devised a piece that is well worth seeing and lightens the sombre elements with plenty of laugh out loud moments.
YER WAN 2014/15
Review: Yer Wan at Cleere’s By SoKilkenny.com 09/26/2014
I’m part of the full house in Cleere’s watching Niamh Moroney’s riveting performance in Yer Wan and I’m thinking of Val Doonican, or rather a song I remember him singing in his Aran sweater many moons ago. The song was called The Special Years.
The “special years” are over in this show, but Yer Wan hasn’t quite passed from “little girl to wife.” She has left home and set up in her house/flat somewhere in Ireland. We are a group of unwelcome guests in the house, watching her prepare for the big Friday night out.
Her pre-night out routine involves vodka, showering, dancing, vodka, makeup, tanning (with the help of a willing male from the audience), choosing the night’s outfit, texts, phonecalls and more vodka: all in pursuit of the Friday night “ride”, which hasn’t happened for three weeks.
Yer Wan isn’t interested in any long term relationship. A big picture of Ryan Gosling adorns the wall and this seems to be her vision of the ideal male. Her chances of meeting a Gosling on a Friday night in the local pubs and clubs seem slim, but this doesn’t stop her trying. If her Prince Gosling doesn’t show up this week, so what, there’s always next Friday.
For an hour we are part of the world of Yer Wan. We learn a lot about her, some of it we might prefer not to know. It’s a brilliant performance, worthy of its award at the Galway Fringe Festival. We want to know more about Yer Wan. What does she do for the rest of the week? The character, devised, written and performed by Niamh Moroney has a lot more to tell. She’s the modern woman, ready, as Val Doonican crooned in another song, to “Walk tall, walk straight and look the world right in the eye.”
We want more from Yer Wan.