SILENT by Pat Kinevane

Fishamble: The New Play Company presents


SilentSilent is the touching and challenging story of homeless McGoldrig, who once had splendid things. But he has lost it all – including his mind. He now dives into the wonderful wounds of his past through the romantic world of Rudolph Valentino.

Pat Kinevane’s previous plays for Fishamble include The Nun’s Wood and The Plains of Enna. He has worked as an actor in theatre, film, radio and television for the past seventeen years. Credits include Black Day at Blackrock, A Mother’s Love’s A Blessing, King Arthur, Ballykissangel, I Keano and The Late Late Show Murder Mystery.

Creative Team:

Written and Performed by PAT KINEVANE
Directed by JIM CULLETON
Music composed by DENIS CLOHESSY
Costume styled by CATHERINE CONDELL
Co-Producer (London, New York and Los Angeles) GEORGANNE ALDRICH HELLER
Produced by EVA SCANLAN

See Creative Team Biographies at this link.

Olivier Award Winner

WINNER of the OLIVIER AWARD 2016 for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre!

THE SCOTSMAN FRINGE FIRST and THE HERALD ANGEL – Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011

THE ARGUS ANGEL – Brighton Festival 2012


Upcoming Irish and International Touring 2017:

1st July: Dundee Rep Theatre, Dundee, Scotland
3rd July: Paisley Arts Centre, Paisley, Scotland
10th July: An Grianán, Letterkenny as part of Earagail Arts Festival
11th July: Holy Trinity Hall, Dunfanaghy, as part of Earagail Arts Festival
23rd-24th November: Warwick Arts Centre, England, supported by Culture Ireland

Press Reaction:

‘passionate one-man show…Mr. Kinevane interprets Valentino’s highly theatrical screen presence to stunning effect…carefully wrought production…[he] doesn’t just demand [the audience’s] attention, he commands it. And that difference is what makes Mr. Kinevane an artist of the theater.’ Ben Brantley, The New York Times

‘Kinevane moves, in a striking performance under Jim Culleton’s effective direction, with the elegance of a dancer and the engaged poise of a boxer.  It’s a startling combination…the caress of poetry and the disarming direct address of stand-up…a moving story, which, until its end, pulses with the erratic noise of life.’  Irish Times

‘bawdily humorous and at times moving production…Kinevane moves around the stage with extraordinary grace’  Irish Mail on Sunday

‘Fishamble, a theatre company known for its uptake of novel and challenging work…quite haunting and delivered by Kinevane in a fusion of dance and monologue that blend into a kind of theatrical extravaganza, engendering superb audience appreciation…Kinevane has an extremely acute, innate and intuitive sense of comedy that enable him to tightrope across the gross and heartbreaking circumstances of life, in jest without sacrificing the poignant sadness of a given predicament.’  Irish Theatre Magazine

‘a must-see if ever there was one’ five stars The List

‘unflinching, intensely physical performance..bristling with black humour’ four stars The Scotsman

‘fabulous dance of whirling words..a bravura outpouring of sorrow, anger, hurt and lacerating wit’.  five stars The Herald

‘a brilliantly crafted demonstration of everything that is possible in live performance.’   five stars   The Skinny

‘remarkable range of styles and devices…to be in that audience was to experience a rare synergy between performer and the performed-to’ Irish Independent

‘Magnificient’ Irish Independent

‘flawless performance…aches with life’ Evening Herald

‘dazzling theatricality’ The Guardian

‘terrific piece of theatre’ Reviews Off Broadway

‘beautiful, compelling, heartbreaker of a show’ Belfast Telegraph

‘sparkles with unsettling intensity and physicality…morbidly humorous…smart, perceptive direction…GO’ LA Weekly

‘sensational…amazing’ LA Post

‘Krapp’s Last Tape’ as reimagined by Madonna’ LA Times

‘compelling…beautiful’ Aussie Theatre

‘engrossing from first to last…vital and entertaining…blarney that bubbles up from the gutter…mesmerising’ Sydney Morning Herald

Past Touring

2017: Irish and International touring:
13th March: Town Hall Theatre, Galway.
30th March, 4th, 7th, 12th & 15th April: Peacock Theatre, Dublin as part of the Fishamble/Kinevane Trilogy
18th May: Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo

2016: Irish and International touring
12th February: Belltable, Limerick
21st April: White Horse, Cork
23rd April: Theatre Royal, Waterford
28th April: An Grianán, Letterkenny
7th May: Draíocht, Blanchardstown
14th May: Visual, Carlow
31st May – 4th June: Pavilion Theatre
15th September: Solstice Arts Centre
21st & 22nd September: axis, Ballymun
28th & 29th September: The MAC, Belfast
21st & 28th October: The Odyssey, Los Angeles – in association with Georganne Aldrich Heller and supported by Culture Ireland
20th December: Dublin Unitarian Church, 112 St Stephens Green, Dublinin aid of Mental Health Reform.

2015: Irish and International Touring
26th February: Pavilion Theatre, Dún laoghaire
8th April: Cork Opera House
11th June: The Mill Theatre, Dundrum
7th – 25th July: Soho Theatre, London –  in association with Georganne Aldrich Heller and supported by Culture Ireland
17th Sept: St Catherine’s Church, Dublin, in aid of Sophia Housing
7th Oct: The Dock, Carrick on Shannon
17th Nov: The Everyman, Cork
4th Dec: Unitarian Church, Stephen’s Green, Dublin

2014: Irish and International Touring
January 30: The Geneva Literary Aid Society, Geneva
February 11: Theatre Royal, Waterford
February 25: An Taibhdhearc, Galway
March 7: Ennis Book Club Festival, Glór
March 13-15: The Lowry, Salford
March 19-April 6: Odyssey Theater, Los Angeles – in association with Georganne Aldrich Heller and supported by Culture Ireland
April 12: The Source Arts Centre, Thurles
April 24-25: Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
April 29, May 2-3: Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Wales
June 1: St. John’s Theatre, Listowel Writers’ Week
June 26: International Festival of Alternative and New Theatre, Novi Sad, Serbia
July 17: Cavan Theatre Festival
July 30: The Market Place, Armagh, as part of The John Hewitt Society Summer School
September 6: Íontas Arts Centre, Castleblayney
October 3-4: Irish festival of Oulu (Finland)

2013: Irish and International Touring
January 10-12: First Fortnight Festival, Smock Alley Theatre
January 17: The Dock, Carrick on Shannon
January 20: One Act Festival, Kaiserslautern, Germany
January 31: The White Memorial Theatre, Clonmel
February 2: Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda
February 6-10: MTC Lawler Studio, Melbourne
February 12-23: De Parade, Perth
March 7: The Grain Store at Ballymaloe
March 22: Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
April 3: Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny
April 11: Linenhall Arts centre, Castlebar
April 20: Brighton Dome Studio Theatre, Brighton
April 26: Eigse Michael Hartnett Festival
May 2: The Source, Thurles
May 8: Roscommon Arts Centre
May 10: Backstage Theatre, Longford
June 20-21: Town Hall Theatre, Galway
July 12: Hotbed Festival, Cambridge Junction
July 16: Hotbed Festivval, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
July 19: Hotbed Festival, Mercury Theatre, Colchester
September 5: Woodlands House Hotel, Adare
September 13: Theatre Royal, Waterford
September 20: Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe, Belgium
September 24: Clifden Arts Festival
September 28: GB Shaw Theatre, Carlow
October 5: Ramor Theatre, Virginia
October 10: White Memorial Theatre, Clonmel
October 15: The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton
October 18: Friar’s Gate Theatre, Kilmallock
October 29-30: Everyman Palace, Cork
November 6 – December 7: Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage
December 11 The Grain Store at Ballymaloe
December 17 Lime Three Theatre, Limerick

2012: Irish and International Touring
January 20, 21: Ivan Vazov National Theatre, Sofia, Bulgaria
January 28, 29: Hotbed Festival, Cambridge, UK
February 4: Birr Arts Centre, Birr
February 15: Town Hall Theatre, Galway (performance for COPE Galway)
February 16, 17: Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College, Dublin (performance for Dublin Simon Community)
February 18: Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
March 24: Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge (performance at the Samaritans Regional Conference)
April 26: Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
May 5-7: Pavilion Theatre at Brighton Dome, Brighton Festival
May 9: Ulster Hall, Belfast, as part of 15 Minutes (excerpt)
May 24: Ballina Arts Centre, Ballina
May 30 – June 16: Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage
June 19: Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford
June 21-22: Commodore Hotel, Cobh, as part of Cork Midsummer Festival
June 24-30: Cork Arts Theatre, as part of Cork Midsummer Festival
July 12-13: Clonmel Junction Festival
July 31: Cottage Gallery, Heir Island, as part of West Cork Fit-Up Festival
August 4: Goleen Community Centre, as part of West Cork Fit-Up Festival
August 5: Community Hall, Balydehob, as part of West Cork Fit-Up Festival
Sept 6-30: Irish Arts Center, New York, as part of 1st Irish Festival – in association with Georganne Aldrich Heller
Oct 4-5: Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford
Oct 7: Westport Festival
Oct 10-13: axis, Ballymun
Oct 19-20: The Belltable, as part of Limerick Unfringed
Oct 22-24: Belfast Waterfront, as part of Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s
Oct 30: O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College, Dublin (performance for Crosscare)
Nov 3: Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
Nov 12-13: Teatar &TD, Zagreb, as part of nu:write Theatre Festival
Nov 23-Dec 16: Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles – in association with Georganne Aldrich Heller

2011: Irish and International Touring:
9 February: The Mill, Dundrum
18 February: Glór, Ennis
24 February: Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
5 March: Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
10-11 March: Draíocht, Blanchardstown
26 March: Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
24-25 May: Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
12-16 July: Galway Arts Festival
23 July: Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr
5-20 August: Dance Base, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
24-28 August: West Cork Fit Up Festival (Kilcrohane, Lisavaird, Sherkin Island, Bere Island, Ballydehob)
9 September: Phizzfest
23 September, Culture Night: Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray (excerpt)
30 September: Moat Theatre, Naas
5 October: Balor Arts Center, Ballybofey
19 October: The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick on Shannon
22 October: Wexford Arts Centre
9-10 November: Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire

Contact Information

Fishamble: The New Play Company
3 Great Denmark Street
Dublin 1
Phone: +353 (0)1 670 4018

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.