Past Productions

MAINSTREAM by Rosaleen McDonagh

 As part of Project 50, Project Arts Centre and Fishamble: the New Play Company present MAINSTREAM by Rosaleen McDonagh CUBE, Project Arts Centre Tickets €15 – €18 Book Now Previews: 16 – 17 Nov €15 Dates: 18 – 26 Nov €18/16 CAST: John Connors Neili Conroy Gráinne Hallahan Donal Toolan We share a history, we share a memory and they both share my heart. It’s that time of the year. A time that Eoin, Mary Anne and Jack all remember. They have all agreed to take part in a documentary. They have all lied to each other about what they are […]

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INVITATION TO A JOURNEY

INVITATION TO A JOURNEY

INVITATION TO A JOURNEY | Inspired by Eileen Gray A co-production between CoisCéim Dance Theatre, Crash Ensemble, Fishamble: The New Play Company & Galway International Arts Festival World premiere: Galway International Arts Festival | 9-16 July, 2016 at the Black Box Theatre Project Arts CEntre | 20-24 July, 2016 We must ask nothing of artists but to be of their own time. – Eileen Gray She crafted and she made. She flew a plane. She gave her lovers gifts. She let her heart be broken. She was an original and she was endlessly reproduced.   Eileen Gray defied expectations – from her […]

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Tiny Plays for Ireland and America

Tiny Plays for Ireland and America

Fishamble: The New Play Company in association with the Kennedy Center and the Irish Arts Center presents Tiny Plays for Ireland and America by 20 playwrights from Ireland and 6 playwrights from America Part of IRELAND 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts & Culture May 24th – 25th | 7:30 pm John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, May 26th | 8 pm at Irish Arts Center Directed by Jim Culleton Starring Steve Blount, Sorcha Fox, Joey Ibanez, Emmet Kirwan, Christopher Lane, Ronan Leahy, Kellie McCants, Mary Murray, and Carlos Saldaña.  Stage Manager Richie O’Sullivan Produced by Eva […]

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INSIDE THE GPO by Colin Murphy

Fishamble: The New Play Company in partnership with Fáilte Ireland, Dublin City Council, Ireland 2016, An Post, DublinTown, & Arnotts presents INSIDE THE GPO a new play by Colin Murphy Fishamble’s Inside the GPO by Colin Murphy is the must-see cultural event at the heart of the 1916 commemorations.  This unprecedented documentary drama, directed by Jim Culleton, is a once-in-a-century opportunity to experience the Easter Rising, in the main hall of the GPO itself. Audiences will witness the rebel leadership navigate the perils of the Rising across the five days during which they occupied the GPO. On Monday, they seize and […]

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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 fell into the jaws of the Troika. Following the smash-hit success of Guaranteed!, hailed by President Michael D. Higgins as ‘a very important play’, Fishamble presents this new drama-documentary by playwright and journalist Colin Murphy. Based on official accounts and off-the-record interviews, an ensemble of actors take up these documents […]

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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 finally meet. What does it feel like to lose everything? To explain? To forgive? Written by Deirdre Kinahan Directed by Jim Culleton Cast Fiona Bell, Caitriona Ennis, Janet Moran and Karl Shiels Set Design by Sabine Dargent Lighting Design by Kevin Smith Costume Design by Leonore McDonagh Sound Design by […]

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Swing by Steve Blount, Peter Daly, Gavin Kostick and Janet Moran

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 as well as you can and giving it a lash. With rock and roll music. It’ll make you want to dance.                 Written by Steve Blount, Peter Daly, Gavin Kostick and Janet Moran Directed by Peter Daly Cast Arthur Riordan and Gene Rooney […]

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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 future. The film roll Martha is carrying attracts the urgent interest of some very powerful and ambitious people. Sorcha Fox and Donal O’Kelly play Martha and Larry, who take a high octane jump into the brutal world of international energy skullduggery and awaken passions they thought were long behind them. […]

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Guaranteed! by Colin Murphy

Guaranteed! by Colin Murphy

Written by Colin Murphy Directed by Conall Morrison Cast Peter Daly, Peter Hanly, Darragh Kelly, Mark Lambert, Catriona Ni Mhurchu and Ali White A dramatisation based on documentary sources about the bank guarantee. On the night of September 29, 2008, the Taoiseach and Minister for Finance decided to guarantee Ireland’s banks – to the tune of €440 billion. Guaranteed! tells the story of that night, and how they got there. Written by journalist and documentary-maker Colin Murphy, and based on official documents and off-the-record interviews, Guaranteed! reconstructs Ireland’s banking boom and bust – as it was seen from inside the […]

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The Bruising of Clouds by Sean McLoughlin

The Bruising of Clouds by Sean McLoughlin

The Bruising of Clouds A Dublin love story. Kelly thinks Martin is a strange but lovely youngfella. Deano thinks Martin is definitely not a youngfella, and that he should keep his paws off his girlfriend. Martin thinks bad karma is going to destroy everything around him, including Kelly… And maybe Deano. This new play from Fishamble tells the story of an unlikely couple falling into each other, falling over each other and trying to help each other back up. The Bruising of Clouds was our third production of a play by Sean McLoughlin, following on from the great success of […]

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