Past Productions

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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Dislocated: A Series of Readings

Dislocated: A Series of Readings

Dislocated: A Series of Readings Fishamble produced a season of three rehearsed readings of contemporary plays from Germany, Ireland and Britain. The plays deal with young lives turned inside-out by dislocation and alienation: in similar territory, but with strikingly different artistic vision to Tadhg Stray Wandered In. Each reading took place at 3 pm in Project, Cube on the three Saturdays of the production. Reading 1: Bondi Beach Boy Blue 3pm, Saturday 27th March, 2004 Writer Benny McDonnell Director George Heslin Cast Anthony Morris Description Bondi Beach Boy Blue is a funny, gentle, tragic story of a young Irishman, out […]

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Tadhg Stray Wandered In by Michael Collins

Tadhg Stray Wandered In by Michael Collins

Tadhg Stray Wandered In Tadhg Stray doesn’t like when people laugh at him. He sometimes has a terrible temper. And he never knows when to leave a party. Tadhg Stray Wandered In by Michael Collins is an 80-minute play about an impulsive young man trying to find love on the streets of Navan and Paris. It is performed by Eamon Owens (The Butcher Boy, Amongst Women, The General, etc.) in his stage debut. Michael Collins is a powerful young writer who was discovered through Fishamble’s Playwright Development Initiative and has since had his work produced by Druid. Two post-show discussions […]

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Radio Plays with Lyric FM

Radio Plays with Lyric FM

Radio Plays with Lyric FM Co-production of four new plays with RTE lyric fm Fishamble and RTE lyric fm have produced four original 28-minute radio plays to coincide with a season of music being broadcast during late 2003/early 2004. Directed by Fishamble’s Jim Culleton and produced by lyric’s Eoin Brady, it is a particularly exciting project as it marks both the first time Fishamble has produced work for radio and the first time RTE lyric fm has ever produced drama. Director Jim Culleton Producer Eoin Brady (lyric fm) Premiere First broadcast on RTE lyric fm on 96-99 fm at 10:00 […]

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The Buddhist of Castleknock by Jim O’Hanlon

The Buddhist of Castleknock by Jim O'Hanlon

The Buddhist of Castleknock ‘…It’s not so easy to sit cross-legged in a tent, trying to work out the meaning of life, when you have a family to support.’ The play takes place during Christmastime in a Castleknock home. Edie is delighted to have her family reunited for the occasion and is determined to celebrate in a traditional manner. But other family members have alternative views on how the holiday should be celebrated. Edie is just about coping until she discovers that one of her sons has become a Buddhist and prefers to meditate in his room than eat the […]

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Shorts – A Season of Very Short Plays

Shorts - A Season of Very Short Plays

Shorts A Season of Very Short Plays Artistic Director Jim Culleton Set Designer Sinead O’Hanlon, Costume Designer Niamh Lunny, Lighting Designer Mark Galione, Sound DesignerJ.J.Vernon, Projection Designer Ciaran McClelland Description 14 new writers 8 actors 6 directors 5 designers 1 theatre company 11 nights only Premiere 6th – 17th May, 2003: Project Arts Centre, Dublin Plays All the Glove in the World Written by Dawn Bradfield Directed by Ronan Leahy Cast Carmel Concannon Stephens, Geralding Plunkett Mary Quirke Written by Aino Dubrawsky Directed by Jo Mangan Cast Clodagh O’Donoghue Meeting Venus Written by Simon O’Gorman Directed by Siobhan Miley Cast […]

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Still by Rosalind Haslett

Still by Rosalind Haslett

Still Dublin, Summer 2002. Rents are high and traffic is heavy. A chance encounter sets off a game of emotional deception and manipulated identities. Grace needs Wendy. Wendy wants Jackson. Jackson doesn’t know who he is. Still is the winning entry from Fishamble’s new play competition, in association with Temple Bar Properties, to create a new site-specific theatre piece as part of ‘Diversions’, a summer-long festival of free outdoor cultural events. Incorporating live performance, projected images and original soundscape,Still is a quirky exploration of discontent, photography and fruit machines. Writer Rosalind Haslett Director Jim Culleton Cast Liz Kuti, Gertrude Montgomery […]

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The Carnival King by Ian Kilroy

The Carnival King by Ian Kilroy

The Carnival King (2001) The Carnival King takes place, one year after a local woman has been brutally murdered. All the inhabitants believe the woman’s husband guilty of the crime, but nothing has been proven against him. As everyone prepares for the annual carnival including the election of its King – the ghost of the murdered woman stalks the small town seeking justice. Time is running out to find evidence that will incriminate the suspected murderer and finally let the victim rest in peace. This play by Ian Kilroy is an entertaining and searing exploration of crime, justice and revenge. […]

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Wired to the Moon by Maeve Binchy

Wired to the Moon by Maeve Binchy

Wired to the Moon (2001) Maeve Binchy has written a half-dozen wonderfully incisive stories about 6 people who are ‘wired to the moon’ – – an insurance clerk who confides in a magazine agony aunt with unexpected results – a woman who is driven mad by her seemingly perfect neighbours – a bride who is worried people will laugh at her for getting married ‘late in life’ – a girl who ruins her family’s life when she buys an answering machine – a boy who is confused by his parents’ separation and – a teacher who is fed up solving […]

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Fishamble’s Y2K Festival

Fishamble’s Y2K Festival

Fishamble’s Y2K Festival Directed by Jim Culleton Description Fishamble celebrates its commitment to exciting new work by presenting a season of new plays for the new millennium. Six playwrights been specially commissioned to respond to the time in which we live and the resulting in a varied, provocative and entertaining theatrical experience! The event took place in Dublin at the beginning of 2000 and included the following plays… Play 1: Consenting Adults by Dermot Bolger Following a contact ad in a magazine, a man and woman enter into a sexual adventure of role-playing and risk-taking in a hotel bedroom where […]

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