Past Productions

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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SILENT by Pat Kinevane

SILENT by Pat Kinevane

Fishamble: The New Play Company presents SILENT 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. Pat Kinevane’s previous plays for Fishamble include The Nun’s Wood and The Plains of Enna. He has worked as an actor in theatre, film, radio and television for the past seventeen years. Credits include Black Day at Blackrock, A Mother’s Love’s A Blessing, King Arthur, Ballykissangel, I Keano and The Late […]

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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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Tiny Plays for Ireland 2

Tiny Plays for Ireland 2

Tiny Plays for Ireland 2 In March 2012, Fishamble’s Tiny Plays for Ireland 1 sold out Project Arts Centre’s Space Upstairs with the first 25 of 50 plays selected from over 1,700 submitted to Fishamble. In 2013 Fishamble returned with the culminating 25 plays. This highly theatrical production, staged in-the-round, offers vivid glimpses of contemporary Ireland as seen through a range of perspectives. A cast of five actors play over 50 roles in this production which is accompanied by a programme of debates and discussions, based on the themes and issues explored. Tiny Plays for Ireland 2 includes the following […]

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The Wheelchair On My Face by Sonya Kelly

The Wheelchair On My Face by Sonya Kelly

Written and performed by Sonya Kelly Directed by Gina Moxley Produced by Marketa Dowling ‘I got my first pair of glasses when I was seven. A nurse came to the school and tested everyone’s eyes. And so it was discovered why I’d thrown bread to the floating crisp packets in our local pond and walked into lamp posts and said, ’excuse me’. Until that day the world was a swirl of moving coloured blobs. I thought it was the same for everyone. How wrong I was.’ ‘Part memoir, part theatre and part stand-up comedy’ (Irish Independent), this delightful story of […]

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Mainstream by Rosaleen McDonagh

Mainstream by Rosaleen McDonagh

Mainstream (rehearsed reading, 2012) By Rosaleen McDonagh ‘We share a history, we share a memory and they both share my heart.’ Fishamble: The New Play Company and Arts and Disability Ireland present a reading directed by Jim Culleton, as part of Dublin Theatre Festival’s Special Events 2012. Cast: Derbhle Crotty, Liz Fitzgibbon, Donal Toolan and Don Wycherley Dramaturg: Kaite O’Reilly 13th Oct: Project Arts Centre, Dublin 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 lied to each other about what […]

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The Great Goat Bubble by Julian Gough

The Great Goat Bubble by Julian Gough

The Great Goat Bubble (2012) by Julian Gough Co-production with Galway Arts Festival. ‘Please, tell me the story. I like stories…’ Ballinasloe train station, 1987. Jude waits for a train. Dr. Ibrahim Bihi, having recently created the greatest financial bubble in history, searches for the next big thing. A sleepy Ireland dreams of a modern and exciting future. None will be disappointed. ‘The market was soon flooded with goats, many of them sick or lame. However this did not matter, for the demand for goats had become infinite…’ Cast Wil Johnson and Ciaran O’Brien Directed by Mikel Murfi Set and […]

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Tiny Plays for Ireland

Tiny Plays for Ireland

Tiny Plays for Ireland (2012) Fishamble, in partnership with the Irish Times, asked the Irish public what can be achieved with three minutes of stage time, what are the issues that need to be addressed, and who are the people that should be brought to life in the theatre? Fishamble received over 1,700 plays from every county in Ireland and many countries beyond. Tiny Plays for Ireland combines selected works by members of the public and dramas by some of Ireland’s best loved writers to provide one dramatic picture of Ireland at the crossroads. The following plays were in production […]

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Noah and the Tower Flower by Sean McLoughlin

Noah and the Tower Flower by Sean McLoughlin

Noah and the Tower Flower (2011) by Sean McLoughlin “I’m not walkin’ out that door Natalie. If I walk out that door, I’m walkin’ out on the best thing that ever happened to me. And that’s not gick talk.” Directed by Jim Culleton Cast Darren Healy & Mary Murray Design Sinead O’Hanlon Lighting Mark Galione Sound Ivan Birthistle & Vincent Doherty Producer Marketa Dowling Awards Best Actor at 1st Irish Festival, New York 2011 Darren Healy The Irish Times Best New Play Award 2007 Stewart Parker Trust Award for Best First Play, 2007 2011 Touring 2 – 3 September: Civic […]

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