Now & Next

An at-a-glance look at upcoming Fishamble programmes and productions in Ireland and abroad in the next few months.

On Blueberry Hill

A new play by Sebastian Barry at the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival, 27 Sept - 8 Oct.

Current Productions

  • CHAROLAIS by Noni Stapleton
    CHAROLAIS by Noni Stapleton
    Fishamble: The New Play Company presents CHAROLAIS Written and performed by Noni Stapleton Directed and developed by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh Stage Manager at axis Ballymun: Mags O’Donoghue Stage Manager at 59E59 Theaters: Becca Pickett Lighting Designer: Tara Doolan Costume Designer: Miriam Duffy Sound Designer: Jack Cawley Produced by Eva Scanlan...
  • ON BLUEBERRY HILL by Sebastian Barry
    ON BLUEBERRY HILL by Sebastian Barry
    Fishamble: The New Play Company presents ON BLUEBERRY HILL A new play by SEBASTIAN BARRY Directed by JIM CULLETON Cast: NIALL BUGGY and DAVID GANLY Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival 27th September – 8th October (no performance 2nd October) Tickets €20-25 on sale now.  ‘Now we’ve lived...
  • Fishamble/Kinevane Trilogy
    Fishamble/Kinevane Trilogy
    Fishamble: The New Play Company presents FORGOTTEN | UNDERNEATH | SILENT On tour in Ireland and internationally.    Written & Performed by PAT KINEVANE Directed by JIM CULLETON Sound Design & Composition Silent & Underneath by DENIS CLOHESSY Costume Design by CATHERINE CONDELL Choreography Advisor Underneath EMMA O’KANE Produced by EVA SCANLAN FORGOTTEN 5th October An Grianán Theatre,...

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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: The new Play Company is pleased to announce the launch of the New Play Clinic 2015; an ongoing initiative to support the dramaturgical development of new plays for production in Ireland.
The objective of the Clinic is to help maximise the potential of new plays which are scheduled for production 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 five years, the three organisations joined forces again this year to provide actors with their own tourable production.

See the latest entries in the Fishamble Diaries

  • Mentoring Partnership with Belltable, Limerick
    Mentoring Partnership with Belltable, Limerick
    Fishamble values its many partnerships with venues throughout Ireland very highly.  It has always enjoyed collaborating with Belltable and Lime Tree Theatre in Limerick, touring productions there on a regular basis and, in 2014, working closely together to premiere Fishamble’s Underneath by Pat Kinevane as part of Limerick City of Culture....
  • Interlopers, Intervention, and International Impact - by Chris Andrae
    Interlopers, Intervention, and International Impact – by Chris Andrae
    As the ‘unofficial’ American representative (Assistant Director) for Fishamble’s Tiny Plays for Ireland and America, I had the thrilling task of exploring stories told by Irish playwrights (for an Irish audience) several years after their first production. Touting a word count double that of War & Peace, Fishamble has narrowed the...
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