Stunning new play by Pat Kinevane, directed by Jim Culleton. Rich and vivid tale of a life lived in secret. Touring nationally and internationally in 2016.

Invitation to a Journey

WORLD PREMIERE Inspired by Eileen Gray A co-production between CoisCéim Dance Theatre, Crash Ensemble, Fishamble: The New Play Company, and Galway International Arts Festival | 9-16 July 2016

Current Productions

  • 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 15th June at the...
  • MAZ AND BRICKS | A new play by Eva O'Connor
    MAZ AND BRICKS by Eva O’Connor
    MAZ AND BRICKS A new play by EVA O’CONNOR Directed by JIM CULLETON Cast: EVA O’CONNOR & STEPHEN JONES World Premiere Spring 2017 25th April – 13th May  Project Arts Centre, Dublin 17th – 20th May  Belltable, Limerick       DESIGN TEAM: Set Design by MAREE KEARNS Lighting Design by SINEAD McKENNA Sound...
  • THE HUMOURS OF BANDON by Margaret McAuliffe
    THE HUMOURS OF BANDON by Margaret McAuliffe
    Fishamble: The New Play Company presents THE HUMOURS OF BANDON Written and Performed by MARGARET McAULIFFE Direction & Dramaturgy by STEFANIE PREISSNER Set Design by DAVID FAGAN Lighting Design by EOIN WINNING Script Development by GAVIN KOSTICK Dramaturgical Assistant JO HALPIN Produced by EVA SCANLAN WINNER of the Little Gem Award,...

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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.

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  • Fishamble and Uversity
    Fishamble and Uversity
    Fishamble & Uversity Fishamble is pleased to announce its collaboration with Uversity, the innovative arts educator, continuing the company’s commitment to new ways of training and mentoring to nurture new talent. Together, Fishamble and Uversity will provide an innovative and unique higher education experience for Irish and international students through academic engagement and...
  • 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....
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