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The Centre of the Universe

A Devious Theatre presentation

West Cork Fit-up Festival, 2015


August 4th – August 9th

Written and Performed by: John Doran
Directed by: John Morton

Running Time: 50mins – no interval

The Centre of the Universe tells the story of John, a young man down on his luck, unemployed and drinking too much. On the day of his first job interview for ages, his neuroses and insecurities come crashing down on him resulting in a whole new way of approaching life. John decides to set up his own cult. and he’s at the centre of it. Over the course of this engaging, informative talk, he explains how you can join him.


John Doran is a Drama/Performance graduate from DIT. He works extensively with the Devious Theatre Company as an actor, writer and director and has also worked with Collapsing Horse, Corcadorca, Makeshift Ensemble’s Quarter Event, the Gate Theatre and numerous projects which stem from the Project Arts Centre in Dublin. John has recently been cast in Me, Michael by the Abbey Theatre.



“Doran is an actor of wit, versatility and precision”
The Irish Times

“Doran radiates boyish enthusiasm; charming the audience from the beginning”

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Developed as part of the Show in a Bag initiative with Fishamble, Irish Theatre Institute and Tiger Fringe in 2014.

Dates & Venues:

TUESDAY 4th AUGUST, 2015 – 8:00pm
Community Centre, Timoleague

WEDNESDAY 5th AUGUST, 2015 – 8:00pm
Community Hall, Kilcrohane

THURSDAY 6th AUGUST, 2015 – 8:00pm
Bank House, Whiddy Island
Lantern 2 Ferry from Bantry Pier [opposite Maxol petrol station] @ 6:00, 7:00 & 7:30pm €6.00 pp return.

FRIDAY 7th AUGUST, 2015 – 8:00pm
Community Hall, Sherkin Island
Ferry leaving Baltimore @ 7:00pm and returning after the show. €10 return pp (limited seating at venue)

SATURDAY 8th AUGUST, 2015 – 7:30pm
Heritage Centre, Bere Island
Return ferry form Castletown slip-way @ 6:30pm, [across from SuperValu] (limited seating at venue)

SUNDAY 9th AUGUST, 2015 – 8:00pm
Community Hall, Ballydehob



Whiddy Island

Bere Island