WhereaboutsWhereabouts (2006)

Fishamble in co-production with Temple Bar Cultural Trust

Ever wondered… what are they talking about at the next table… what sort of person tried on this shirt before me… is that woman his wife or his daughter?

Premiere Streets of Temple Bar, Dublin, Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 July 2006



Artistic Director Jim Culleton
Play Directors Mojisola Adebayo, Annabelle Comyn, Jim Culleton, Roisin McBrinn, Karl Shiels
Cast Charlie Bonner, Paul Burke, Aoife Duffin, Eamonn Hunt, Andrea Irvine, Jose Miguel Jimenez, Ronan Leahy, Anthony Morris, Fionnuala Murphy, Caitriona Ni Mhurchu, Enda Oates, John Olohan, Alan Smyth, Dylan Tighe, Neil Watkins and Olga Wehrly, India Whisker
Script Development Gavin Kostick
Production Designer Suzanne Keogh
Sound Designer Cormac Carroll
Fight Arranger Paul Burke
Producer Orla Flanagan


Fishamble has taken to the streets of Temple Bar. Indoor and outdoor locations such as a nightclub, an alleyway, a boutique and many more spring to life in a series of dramatic brief encounters. Choose the daytime or evening trail – or both – and immerse yourself in strange and wonderful stories that are played out in the heart of the city. Whereabouts is a selection of short plays to entertain, provoke and surprise. Come and explore the streets of Temple Bar as you have never seen them before!

All the plays in this season were selected from the hundreds sent in by writers to Fishamble following itsDo You Have Something to Tell Me? call for submissions. The event was free but ticketed and each trail lasted approximately one hour.

Day Performances

Dublin Noir by Colin Murphy
Mean Sweeps I by Shane Carr
My Brother is Disappearing by Anna Newell
The Other Woman by Tom Swift
Lament for Joseph by Jody O’Neill
Drapes by Belinda McKeon
Eclipsed I by Louise Lowe

Evening Performances

Bernard Opens Up by Jack Olohan
Mean Sweeps II by Shane Carr
Blind Spot by John Grogan
Eclipsed II by Louise Lowe
Twenty Two by John Cronin
Eggshell by Jacqueline Strawbridge

Press Quotes

‘…quite riveting assembly of short site-specific plays…(performances) weave themselves into the fabric of the city – reality and fiction blur…Temple Bar becomes vivid and compelling… wonderfully bizarre, expertly directed…when it stops, you see the city in a different way: a place teeming with narratives if you just take the time to look.’ The Irish Times

‘Jim Culleton and Fishamble Theatre Company are to be praised for putting the promenading back into promenade theatre with Whereabouts…the audience (is) literally on its toes…the acting throughout is of a high standard… riveting… brilliant… this makes all of Temple Bar a stage and all the pedestrians players on it – one is left assessing everyone, never quite sure who is real’ Irish Independent

‘There were moments that were extraordinary…there were also moments of well-handled social-realism…exciting for the way they blurred the division between what was theatre and what could have been just somebody on the street… well realized… what was special was the way it all worked together, the way it surprised and subverted. Village

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.