Dezy the Actor / Playwright
In 2005 he began to get serious about theatre ... not too serious. His first musical play “This is Not the Life I Ordered” delighted audiences from the off, so Dezy rewrote and rewrote until it was perfect. Well, as perfect as Simon (the character based on Peter, Dezy's brother) who, on the day before his wedding, must put up with scruffy brother, Jack’s arrival. This play too has travelled the world in development and awaits its big launch in April 2024 in Kenmare, Co Kerry.
An extraordinary production launched from an extraordinarily unlikely place.
Besides being performed live, “Searching for Daddly Dee” won the Gold IMRO radio drama award 2019 adding to his numerous song writing awards in both comedy and romantic genres.
“Pianaman” won Bronze from IMRO for his radio play in 2022.
Dezy founded Small Roads Theatre Festival, Kenmare of which he was Artistic Director and Producer. This ran from 2016 to 2019.
Dezy the Performer
Often referred to as "the people magnet" or "the mad piano man" Dezy Walls is a writer, performer, director, concert pianist (well, feckit, he does concerts playing a piano) and a "creative being" - which he believes we all are and it's what keeps us sane.
Dezy has whipped up crowds into enthusiastic revelries, had them swinging from the rafters, from Kinsale to Los Angeles and back via Hong Kong.