Fishamble Diaries

Little Thing, Big Thing in Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

Little Thing, Big Thing in Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

After a super week in Clwyd Theatr Cymru, the Little Thing, Big Thing team has arrived in Paris for two performances. The Centre Culturel Irlandais is beautiful (and definitely worth a visit if you haven’t been) and the performance space incredibly atmospheric. All staff are super friendly and audiences are warm and responsive. We’re looking forward to them!

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Four Courts, forecourts, courts two, three and four?

Four Courts, forecourts, courts two, three and four?

(by Jim Culleton) Fishamble’s production of LITTLE THING, BIG THING by Donal O’Kelly is currently previewing at the gorgeous Cymru Theatr Clwyd in Wales. Whenever Fishamble tours its work internationally, there can be small instances of confusion caused by cultural differences. I remember when we brought Sebastian Barry’s play THE PRIDE OF PARNELL STREET to New York, audiences took some time to realise that ‘buggy’ meant ‘stroller’ and so on. In Donal’s play, the characters are chased across Ireland, as they try to reach the Four Courts to give a roll of film to someone. Some audience members heard this, […]

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Little Thing, Big Thing starts its 2015 touring

Little Thing, Big Thing starts its 2015 touring

Almost exactly a year after the premiere run of LITTLE THING, BIG THING, we are reviving the production to bring it to audiences in  England, France, Switzerland, Scotland, America and Dublin city centre. You may remember a year ago, the play was co-commissioned by the STROLLERS Touring Network (a great group of excellent venues), and toured to 16 theatres around Ireland. In 2015, with generous support from Culture Ireland, Donal O’Kelly (who also wrote the wonderful script) and Sorcha Fox are back to star as we are taking the show further afield. This week, the team is in Clwyd Theatr […]

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New View from the Office

New View from the Office

This wonderful mural is our new office view. Make sure you vote in the upcoming Marriage Referendum.

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Literary Internship With Fishamble: Sarah Hoover

Literary Internship With Fishamble: Sarah Hoover

I appear to be living my life backwards. After many years as a theatre maker or administrator of one kind or another, I’ve found myself suddenly in Ireland completing a Master’s degree and an internship.  In that order. However, the internship with Fishamble has made me articulate my experience in a new way, which in turn allows me to consider my process and future as a theatre maker from a new perspective. Reading 40 plays in various stages of composition was like seeing a motorcycle being built. All of the mysterious functions of character, plot, and pace that work so […]

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On Tour with Underneath

On Tour with Underneath

Pat Kinevane wrote his first play, The Nun’s Wood, for Fishamble in 1998, followed by The Plains of Enna in 1999.  In 2006, Fishamble produced Pat’s first solo play, Forgotten, and this was followed in 2011 by his second solo play, Silent, also commissioned by Fishamble.  In all his plays, Pat is fearless and brave in the way he tackles issues that are close to his heart, and this is matched by his wicked sense of humour and inventive theatricality. When we embarked on the productions of Forgotten and Silent, we had no idea that they would tour, not just […]

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Underneath played to the living and the dead

Underneath played to the living and the dead

Full house and standing ovation in Glasnevin Cemetery where we played to an audience of the living and the dead, over a million people in  total! Photo with Tina and Marian from Phizzfest  and Mervyn and Ann from Glasnevin Trust.

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New Play Clinic 2015 Underway

New Play Clinic 2015 Underway

The first New Play Clinic of 2015 has been held on Friday evening, 6th March, and as a first one of the roles, that played by Kasia Lech-Hill, was read in by performer via Skype from the UK. This is entirely appropriate as the play, ‘The Passengers’ by Anna Wolf and Rory O’Sullivan and produced by Polish Theatre Ireland, was itself written by writers in different parts of Europe and investigates a transitional world where here and there can no longer be felt as home or abroad. It was a very exciting read and, without giving too much away, the […]

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The Bruntwood Prize is open for submissions

The Bruntwood Prize is open for submissions

Playwrights – The Bruntwood Prize is open for submissions. It searches for great new plays and great writers. It looks for scripts that are original and unperformed, by writers of any experience. So far there have been 17 winning playwrights, who have been awarded a total of £160,000.The Prize is open to anyone aged 16 and over from the UK and Ireland. For more information and how to enter click HERE.  

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‘Forgotten’ in a new contemporary Irish plays anthology

'Forgotten' in a new contemporary Irish plays anthology

Theatre writer and lecturer Patrick Lonergan discusses his new volume Contemporary Irish Plays, a collection of six new works from the post Celtic Tiger era. Pat Kinevane’s ‘Forgotten’ for Fishamble features in the excellent selection and Patrick puts the work into context. “Forgotten thus asks us to think about our roots, about how we got to where we are – and about how we can choose different pathways into the future.” Click HERE to read the full article.

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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.