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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

  • Bailed Out! by Colin Murphy
    Bailed Out! by Colin Murphy
    ‘Hell is at the gates.’ On November 28th 2010 Brian Lenihan, Ireland’s Minister for Finance, alone at the airport en route to Brussels looked into the snow and thought, ‘This is terrible. No Irish minister has ever had to do this before.’ Bailed Out! tells the story of how Ireland...
  • 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...
  • Swing
    Swing by Steve Blount, Peter Daly, Gavin Kostick and Janet Moran
    An international hit from New York, Paris and Edinburgh. A comedy 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...

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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

  • Literary Internship with Fishamble: Devan Chee-A-Tow
    Literary Internship with Fishamble: Devan Chee-A-Tow
    Upon being placed in an internship, one is told many euphemistic things in terms of managing one’s expectations–to expect that one may not always be given work to complete at any given moment or to expect that one’s work may not always be meaningful etc.  However, working as the literary...
  • Show in a Bag 2015
    Show in a Bag 2015
    We’re delighted to be revealing Show in a Bag 2015 artists. Seven Irish performers are taking part in this sixth edition of the scheme, brought by the partnership between Fishamble: The New Play Company, Irish Theatre Institute and Tiger Dublin Fringe. Tickets are now on sale. Sure Thing – Eric...
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