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Updated: January 3rd, 2020

Fishamble: The New Play Company presents


A new play with much music by Pat Kinevane

Written and performed by Pat Kinevane

Directed by Jim Culleton

Followed by a post show discussion with Pat Kinevane

Belltable | Friday, 17th April | 8pm | €20/€18

From the team that brought you Forgotten, Underneath and the Olivier Award-winning Silent, BEFORE is a new play with much music, set in Clery’s of Dublin, on the very day this iconic department store shuts – for good.  Pontius is inside, trying to choose a gift for his estranged daughter, whom he hasn’t seen for almost 20 years.  He will meet her in an hour.  This father’s journey is both beautiful and strange, from the isolation of his Midlands home, to the madness of O’Connell Street.  Some folk are impossible to buy for…

BEFORE was commissioned by Fishamble and has been in development with the support of the Arts Council, National Theatre Studio (London), Pavilion Theatre, and The Strollers Touring Network.
Fishamble is an Irish theatre company that is passionate about discovering, developing and producing new plays of national importance with a global reach, while championing the role of the playwright.
‘It’s Kinevane – a rare and truly compelling talent’ ★★★★★
The Herald ‘…another profoundly affecting tour de force from Kinevane.’ ★★★★★
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ‘Kinevane’s performance works like a spell… a real showstopper ★★★★
Irish Times ‘soul-searching, achingly touching gem’ ★★★★ Sunday Times
Written & Performed by Pat Kinevane
Directed by Jim Culleton
Composed by Denis Clohessy
Costume Styled by Catherine Condell
Choreography by Emma O’Kane
Music performed by RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Conducted by Cathal Synnott
Graphic Designer Simon Dry
Poster Photography by Ger Blanch
Technical Stage Manager Tara Doolan
Stage Manager Ger Blanch
Lighting realised by Tara Doolan based on concepts by Pat Kinevane and Jim Culleton
Dramaturgy by Gavin Kostick
Produced by Eva Scanlan
With the voices of Clelia Murphy as the Announcer, Kez Kinnevane as the Guard and Alex Sharpe as A Stor.
Fishamble is an Olivier Award-winning, internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company, dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work.

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