Past Productions

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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The Plains of Enna by Pat Kinevane

The Plains of Enna by Pat Kinevane

The Plains of Enna This play is a volcanic tale of love, betrayal and revenge. Set during 1967, the production featured an original opera score by John McKeown. The Denis family lives on a small farm at Bellard. The Powers live in Enna House. The two families have been feuding for a generation. But life is lived at a safe distance from each other. Nina Denis cleans for the Vanderpools and eats plenty of celery for her arthritis. Kora Denis is learning Italian for when she visits her sister in Italy. Séamar Denis sometimes goes the colour of Betty Skully’s […]

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True Belivers by Joe ‘O Connor

True Belivers by Joe ‘O Connor

True Belivers ‘Georgie Best! Superstar! Walks like a woman And he wears a bra!’ In True Believers, Joseph O’Connor takes us back – in his own wickedly comic way – to Ireland in the 1970?s. To a decade of Cluedo, spacehoppers and, of course, Starsky and Hutch! Through a series of interconnecting monologues, a mother and son remember the break-up of a marriage and share their haunting memories of its effect on the people involved. Loosely based on the short story collection of the same name, True Believers is a very funny, painfully honest and ultimately poignant exploration of loss […]

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The Nun’s Wood by Pat Kinevane

The Nun’s Wood by Pat Kinevane

The Nun’s Wood The Nun’s Wood is a haunting story of dangerous beauty, savage lovers and ancient sacrifice. It is a viciously funny account of life on the remote island of Tinaglasha. In the hot summer of 1974 the lives of four young people are changed forever by a deadly secret which has been kept hidden in the nun’s wood. The play is set in Cork and the original cast featured Fiona Condon, Caroline Gray, Máire Hastings, Myles Horgan, Chris Kelly and Emily Nagle. Pat Kinevane already well known to audiences nationwide as an actor for his many appearances including […]

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From Both Hips by Mark ‘O Rowe

From Both Hips by Mark ‘O Rowe

From Both Hips From Both Hips is a dark and dangerous comedy set in Dublin’s suburbs. Through a series of often hilarious scenes, the events unfold to reveal a sinister search for justice and revenge by Paul, who has been accidentally shot by a member of the Gardaí. This search takes the characters through a series of misunderstandings, adulterous affairs and violent encounters. Mark O’Rowe was one of the winners of the Stage It!/Young Playwrights programme in 1995. He was commissioned by Dublin Youth Theatre and his play Sulk was presented by Tallaght Youth Theatre in Andrew’s Lane Studio in […]

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Pigsback Productions 1990 – 1996

Pigsback Productions 1990 – 1996

Pigsback Productions 1990 – 1996 Title: The Flesh Addict (1996) Writer Gavin Kostick Title: Sardines (1995) Writer Michael West Title: Red Roses and Petrol (1995) Writer Joe O’Connor Awards In Dublin Awards for Best Play, Best Director (Jim Culleton) and Best Actress (Anne Kent) Comment Transfer to Tricycle (London) Title: Jack Ketch’s Gallows Jig Writer Gavin Kostick Title: Buffalo Bill Has Gone To Alaska (1993) Writer Colin Teevan Title: The Ash Fire by Gavin Kostick (1992/1993) Writer Gavin Kostick Awards BBC/Stewart Parker Trust award winner, EMA Best Production nomination Comment Transfer to Traverse (Edinburgh), Mayfest (Glasgow) and Tricycle (London) Title: […]

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Contact Information

Fishamble: The New Play Company
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Dublin 1
Phone: +353 (0)1 670 4018
info@fishamble.com

Supported By

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.