Silent & Forgotten

Silent is the touching and challenging story of homeless McGoldrig, who once had splendid things. But he has lost it all – including his mind.

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Current Productions

  • Spinning by Deirdre Kinahan Spinning by Deirdre Kinahan
    What does it take to forgive the unforgivable? In small town Ireland, father-of-one Conor is desperate to hold onto a life that is disintegrating before his eyes. Susan is a mother searching for reason in the darkness of her teenage daughter’s killing. A contemporary tragedy comes to light when they...
  • Silent Silent and Forgotten by Pat Kinevane
    Silent is the touching and challenging story of homeless McGoldrig, who once had splendid things. But he has lost it all – including his mind. He now dives into the wonderful wounds of his past through the romantic world of Rudolph Valentino. Forgotten is a solo piece of theatre which...
  • Swing Swing by Steve Blount, Peter Daly, Gavin Kostick and Janet Moran
    A show about dancing and music and love and not settling and feeling like an eejit and being brave and having doubts and trying your best and trying new things and thinking outside the box and seeing things clearly and living as well as you can and giving it a...

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Fishamble: The New Play company Supports

Training, Development & Mentoring Schemes: As part of its commitment to developing new work for the theatre, Fishamble regularly presents workshops, discussions and seminars, as well as in-house and public readings of new work. Over the past decade, Fishamble has provided dramaturgical, training and mentoring support to many playwrights and other theatre artists.

"In order to keep vibrant, theatre requires constant transfusions of new plays. This life-providing role is fulfilled enthusiastically and with wonderful results by Fishamble. Without them, Irish theatre would be anaemic."
- Brian Friel

New Play Clinic

Fishamble is pleased to announce the launch of the New Play Clinic: 2013, an ongoing initiative to support the dramaturgical development of new plays for performance in Ireland.
Fishamble wishes to thank the Arts Council for its continued support of the New Play Clinic through the Theatre Development Funding Scheme. The objective of the Clinic is to help maximise the potential of new plays which are scheduled for production in Ireland through practical dramaturgical support.

Show In A Bag

Show in a Bag is an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Irish Theatre Institute and Fishamble: The New Play Company to resource theatre makers and actors.
Following the success of Show in a Bag over the past four years, Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute joined forces again this year to provide actors with their own tourable production. This year’s shows will be presented in Bewley’s Cafe Theatre.

See the latest entries in the Fishamble Diaries

  • TY student Jane Finnegan on her week with us TY student Jane Finnegan on her week with us
    My name is Jane Finnegan. I am 16 years old and I’m in Transition Year. I plan to pursue a career in acting and was lucky enough to get a work experience placement with Fishamble the week of the 29th of September – the week of the preview and opening...
  • Spinning - A Director's Note Spinning – A Director’s Note
    This post has been added by Jim At Fishamble, we are always seeking ways to present the best new plays possible and to engage with our audiences in Dublin, throughout Ireland and, increasingly, internationally.  In 2011, with this mission in mind, we invited people to send us a tiny play...
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Fishamble - The New Play Company is grant-aided by The Arts Council and Dublin City Council. Our International Touring is supported by Culture Ireland.


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