Past Productions

Strandline by Abbie Spallen

Strandline by Abbie Spallen

Strandline by Abbie Spallen If you push too far, secrets will out. Venue Project Arts Centre 17th November – 5th December Directed by Jim Culleton Cast Fiona Bell, Cathy Belton, Samantha Heaney, Conor MacNeill & Eleanor Methven Designed by Sabine Dargent Lighting Design by Paul Keogan Sound Design by Denis Clohessy Costume Design by Leonore McDonagh About Strandline Following the recent death of her husband, Máirín, an artist and an outsider living in a small coastal village in Northern Ireland, gathers three local women to her house. Each of the women has a reason for being there and a bloody […]

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Rank by Robert Massey

Rank by Robert Massey

Rank (2008) Written by Robert Massey Let’s go for a ride! Production Directed by Jim Culleton Cast Luke Griffin, Eamonn Hunt, Alan King,John Lynn, and Bryan Murray Set & Costume Design by Blaithin Sheerin Lighting Design by Mark Galione Sound Design by Ivan Birthistle/Vincent Doherty Fight Coordination by Paul Burke Produced by Orla Flanagan / Marketa Puzman Premiere 2nd October 2009, The Helix as part of the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival Performance Dates 30th Sept – 1st October (previews), 2nd – 11th October: The Helix, Dublin 9, as part of the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival 13th – 18th […]

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Handel’s Crossing by Joseph O’Connor

Handel’s Crossing by Joseph O’Connor

Handel’s Crossing (2009) by Joseph O’Connor A Fishamble: The New Play Company co-production with Temple Bar Cultural Trust, as part of the 2009 Dublin Handel Festival Directed by Jim Culleton Cast includes Aaron Monaghan & Caitríona Ní Mhurchú with Alan Stanford as ‘Handel’ Costume Design by Leonore McDonagh Produced by Orla Flanagan Handel’s Crossing, to be staged on the Jeanie Johnston ship for a limited run, is a theatrical re-imagining of George Frideric Handel’s arrival to Dublin in 1742 for the world premiere of Messiah. Meet the great composer and his servants on board, as they await with bated breath […]

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Begotten Not Made: a staged reading

Begotten Not Made: a staged reading

Begotten Not Made: a staged reading (2009) Jim Culleton, Siobhan O’Sullivan, Paul Meade and Gavin Kostick Art Meets Science Meets Ethics: a Fishamble production, in conjuntcion with the Irish Council for Bioethics. Written by Paul Meade Directed by Jim Culleton The cast for readings of Begotten Not Made have included: Karen Ardiff, Barry Barnes, Cathy Belton, Anthony Brophy, Fiona Condon, Conor Delaney, Ruth Hegarty, Darragh Kelly, Janet Moran and Arthur Riordan. Readings 29th January, 2009: Farmleigh House 29th April, 2009: St. Michan’s Church, Dublin 8, for members of the Bar Council of Ireland 17th June, 2009: Leinster House Description Begotten […]

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Whereabouts

Whereabouts

Whereabouts (2006) Fishamble in co-production with Temple Bar Cultural Trust Ever wondered… what are they talking about at the next table… what sort of person tried on this shirt before me… is that woman his wife or his daughter? Premiere Streets of Temple Bar, Dublin, Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 July 2006   Production Artistic Director Jim Culleton Play Directors Mojisola Adebayo, Annabelle Comyn, Jim Culleton, Roisin McBrinn, Karl Shiels Cast Charlie Bonner, Paul Burke, Aoife Duffin, Eamonn Hunt, Andrea Irvine, Jose Miguel Jimenez, Ronan Leahy, Anthony Morris, Fionnuala Murphy, Caitriona Ni Mhurchu, Enda Oates, John Olohan, Alan Smyth, Dylan […]

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The Gist of It by Rodney Lee

The Gist of It by Rodney Lee

The Gist of It The Gist of It is a new, fast, furious and wicked 90-minute drama of misunderstandings about three people who desperately want to be loved. Film student Orla wants to complete her precious masterpiece, featuring a reluctant butterfly, before the weekend is through. But her love-sick lead, Liam, and her neurotic father, Gerard, seem determined to sabotage her genius. Orla, Liam, Gerard and the butterfly are all scrambling for the perfect ending. Well, that’s the gist of it… Following the huge success of Monged in 2005, Fishamble returns to the Dublin stage with another new play in […]

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55° and Rising

55° and Rising

55° and Rising A major play reading season of contemporary Scottish plays Fishamble – in partnership with the British Council presented a major play reading season of contemporary Scottish plays on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 November 2005 at Project. Four cutting-edge plays from Scotland were presented in Ireland for the first time. They were directed by leading Scottish directors and accompanied by a discussion of current developments in Scottish Theatre. Reading 1: Passing Places Writer Stephen Greenhorn Director Muriel Romanes Reading 2: Kill the Old, Torture Their Young Writer David Harrower Director Lorenzo Mele Reading 3: Outlying Islands Writer […]

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Monged by Gary Duggan

Monged by Gary Duggan

Monged (2005) Bernard works for an insurance company, wants to be a writer. Dave works on a building site, wants to be a drug dealer. Ray works in a bar, wants to be a musician. They are all completely monged. Monged is a 90-minute, destruction derby of a play. Blackly comic, perceptive and exhilarating: a human pile-up in the heart of Dublin. Writer by Gary Duggan Director Jim Culleton Premier Project, Temple Bar, Dublin Monday 22nd March, 2005 Cast: Jonathan Byrne, Rory Keenan, Paul Reid Production: Designed by Sabine Dargent,Lighting design by Mark Galione, Sound design by Vincent Doherty and […]

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She Was Wearing…

She Was Wearing...

She Was Wearing… A series of nine especially commissioned monologues to highlight the issue of Amnesty’s Stop Violence Against Women campaign. Each of these nine short monologues has been inspired by an item of clothing. They have all been specially commissioned by Fishamble to highlight the issues of the campaign and to celebrate the experiences of women worldwide. The performance lasts approximately 50 minutes and is part of Amnesty’s International Women’s Day Festival. Featuring new work by some of Ireland’s best-loved writers being performed by the nation’s finest actors. Director Jim Culleton Premiere 5th March, 2005, SS Michael and John, […]

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Pilgrims In The Park by Jim O’ Hanlon

Pilgrims In The Park by Jim O’ Hanlon

Pilgrims In The Park Fishamble produced Jim O’Hanlon’s first play The Buddhist of Castleknock. Pilgrims in the Park was Jim’s subsequent play for the company. This searingly honest play, was set during the Pope’s visit to Ireland in 1979. As the Pope travels around Ireland in his Popemobile, the Wood Quay debate surrounding building work on the site of a Viking settlement rages and U2 release their first single, Out of Control. The Ireland of 1979 is a country caught between tradition and progress. The Foley family is at a similar crossroads. Nothing will be the same after this weekend. […]

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