Past Productions

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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The End of the Road by Gavin Kostick

The End of the Road by Gavin Kostick

The End of the Road (2011) Written by Gavin Kostick Directed by Louise Lowe Cast Dee Burke, John Cronin, Úna Kavanagh, Ronan Leahy, Michael Glenn Murphy, Mary Murray, Bairbre Ní Chaoimh and Robbie O’Connor and students of the Gaiety School of Acting, Visions Drama School and community cast. Artistic Director Jim Culleton Produced by Marketa Dowling 19th July 2011 – 22nd July 2011, Temple Bar, Dublin LISTEN TO A SOUND CLIP Mary Murray and John Cronin in The End of the Road Fishamble, in partnership with Temple Bar Cultural Trust, presents a new, very special, off-site production The End of […]

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The Pride of Parnell Street by Sebastian Barry

The Pride of Parnell Street by Sebastian Barry

The Pride of Parnell Street (2011) Written by Sebastian Barry Directed by Jim Culleton Produced by Marketa Puzman Cast Mary Murray and Joe Hanley (The part of Joe was played by Aidan Kelly for the New York run in 2009 and by Joe Hanley for the national tour in 2011) Set & costume design Sabine Dargent Lighting design Mark Galione Sound design Denis Clohessy Fishamble: The New Play Company is proud to bring the hugely successful revival of The Pride of Parnell Street on an eight-venue, five-week long national tour of Ireland, with performances in Tralee, Portlaoise, Dun Laoghaire, Letterkenny, […]

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Big Ole Piece of Cake by Sean McLoughlin

Big Ole Piece of Cake by Sean McLoughlin

Big Ole Piece of Cake by Sean McLoughlin “All my life I’ve wanted a son! And now here I am with two of them! I’ll drink to that!” Directed by Jim Culleton Cast Ian-Lloyd Anderson, Joe Hanley and Mark Lambert Designed by Sinead O’Hanlon Lighting Design by Mark Galione Sound Design by Ivan Birthistle and Vincent Doherty Costume Design by Donna Gerarty Production Dates Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray: 29 – 30 October 2010 Civic Theatre, Tallaght: 1 – 6 November 2010 Project Arts Centre: 8 – 20 November 2010 Draíocht, Blanchardstown: 23 – 27 November 2010 About Big Ole Piece […]

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Turning Point

Turning Point

Fishamble: The New Play Company and Arts & Disability Ireland in association with VSA Arts (Washington D.C.) present: Turning Point (2010) Ellipsis by John Austin Connolly How Very Normal by Steve Daunt Should’ve Gone to Lourdes by Stephen Kennedy Rings by Rosaleen McDonagh Venues Project Arts Centre (March 2010) and the 2010 International VSA Festival, Washington D.C. (June 2010) About Turning Point At the start of 2010, Irish writers with disabilities were invited to submit short theatre pieces to Fishamble as part of this new writing initiative. Turning Point was an opportunity for artists with disabilities to develop a short […]

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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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Fishamble: The New Play Company is supported by The Arts Council, Dublin City Council and Fundraising Fellowship Dublin . Its international touring is supported by Culture Ireland.