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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 2015.

Fishamble Diaries

Follow the latest behind the scenes info from Fishamble: The New Play Company. Blogs on shows, developments, new work and thoughts on writing, production and direction.

Current Productions

  • Underneath by Pat Kinevane Underneath by Pat Kinevane
    Sticks and stones didn’t break Her bones, but words and pointing crushed Her. Is Beauty really only skin deep? Does Ugliness hide somewhere deeper? Following the runaway international success of Forgotten and Silent, Fishamble premieres Pat Kinevane’s third solo play, Underneath, directed by Jim Culleton. This stunning new play is...
  • Little Thing, Big Thing by Donal O'Kelly Little Thing, Big Thing by Donal O’Kelly
    In Nigeria, a frightened child puts an old roll of film into the hands of Dublin-bound teacher Sister Martha. In Dublin, ex-con Larry, with a wounded backside, has to get out of the city to rob a convent. Meanwhile, Scarab Oil plans to unleash its new clean fuel of the...
  • 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...

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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

New Play Clinic is an initiative to support the dramaturgical development of new plays for performance in Ireland. 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.
Fishamble is currently not accepting applications. Next round of the scheme will be announced in the near future.

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

  • Jim Culleton at Australian Theatre Forum Conference 2015 Jim Culleton at Australian Theatre Forum Conference 2015
    This past week, our Artistic Director Jim Culleton was down under, attending the Australian Theatre Forum Conference, part of Sydney Festival. Jim was invited by the independent company Vessel, to direct readings of three plays from our Tiny Plays for Ireland and four brand new Plays for Australia. Vessel took...
  • Caitriona Ennis Nominated in Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards for SPINNING Caitriona Ennis Nominated in Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards for SPINNING
    Congratulations to all the nominees for this year’s Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards. We were particularly thrilled to see Caitriona Ennis nominated for best Supporting Actress in our production of SPINNING by Deirdre Kinahan. If SPINNING was your favourite theatre production of 2014, give your vote to it in the An...
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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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