Fishamble: The New Play Company presents BEFORE A new play Written & Performed by Pat Kinevane

Fishamble: The New Play Company presents

A new play with much music by Pat Kinevane

Written & Performed by Pat Kinevane
Directed by Jim Culleton
Composed by Denis Clohessy
Costume Stylist Catherine Condell
Costume Builder Mariad Whisker
Choreographer Emma O’Kane
Music performed by RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Conducted by Cathal Synnott
Graphic Designer Simon Dry
Poster Photography 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
Dramaturg Gavin Kostick
Produced by Eva Scanlan
With the voices of Clelia Murphy as the Announcer, Kez Kinevane as the Guard, and Alex Sharpe as A Stor

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, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Georganne Aldrich Heller, Robert Leroy, and The Strollers Touring Network.

Fishamble’s BEFORE by Pat Kinevane

WINNER: HERALD ARCHANGEL AWARD, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019
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.
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‘You fight back tears. Of course you do. It’s Kinevane – a rare and truly compelling talent’ ★★★★★ The Herald, Scotland

‘…another profoundly affecting tour de force from Kinevane.’ ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

‘…an extraordinary tour de force… It is nothing less than a privilege to witness this unique talent in a show that is utterly singular and steeped in surprise. With the power to make you laugh, cry, think and feel, Before is fabulous physical theatre.’ ★★★★★ The Wee Review

‘Kinevane’s performance works like a spell… a real showstopper, heaven can be found in the most unlikely places.’★★★★ Irish Times

‘extraordinary collaboration… soul-searching, achingly touching gem… a treasured force in Irish theatre.’★★★★ Sunday Times

‘Packs a hefty punch… a theatrical master craftsman’ ★★★★ Scotsman

‘one of the most beautiful shows I’ve seen in a long time… shows us true theatre craftmanship is still alive and well… an absolute joy to watch… strongly recommended.’ ★★★★ ½ Arthur’s Seat

‘a singular pleasure’ ★★★★ Sunday Business Post

‘blows you away… Kinevane really shines… a rare privilege to watch… Well worth seeing’ ★★★★ Musical Theatre Review

‘Pat Kinevane is a truly incredible performer, whose ability to reach into the darkest depths of human emotion and speak out for those marginalised in society is what truly elevates him as a masterful storyteller and a must see at any opportunity.’ ★★★★ TN2 Magazine

‘often hilarious…mind blowingly brilliant…flashes of genius…a truly remarkable performer’ The Arts Review

‘distinct brand of intimate virtuosity’ Irish Independent
‘a raging plea to see the world in terms beyond black and white’ Sunday Independent