Past Productions

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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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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