Fishamble: The New Play Company, Ireland

Writer: Pat Kinevane
Director: Jim Culleton
Music composer: Denis Clohessy
Producer: Marketa Dowling

Cast: Pat Kinevane

Running time: 90 minutes

Hopeless, helpless, in-the-way person

WINNER of Fringe First and Herald Angel Awards at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011 and Argus Angel at Brighton Festival 2012

Homeless McGoldrig 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, in this brave, bold, beautiful production. Silentis currently wowing audiences on its extensive Irish touring and internationally in Europe and the USA.

Fishamble: The New Play Company is an internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning company dedicated to new work for the theatre.  Recent productions presented on major Irish and international tours include Tiny Plays for Ireland by 25 writers, The Pride of Parnell Street by Sebastian Barry, and Forgotten also by Pat Kinevane.

Over the past 25 years, Fishamble: The New Play Company has produced 131 new plays, including 42 stand alone plays and 89 short plays as part of longer works.  These plays have been written by well known writers including Sebastian Barry, Maeve Binchy, Colum McCann, Dermot Bolger and Joseph O’Connor, but also completely unknown writers (at the time) whose first plays were produced by Fishamble, including Mark O’Rowe, Marina Carr, Gavin Kostick, Pat Kinevane, Sean McLoughlin, Stella Feehily and Michael West.
Fishamble is delighted that, in its 25th year, the National Library of Ireland will accept its archive to assist the increasing numbers of students and theatre enthusiasts interested in studying Fishamble’s body of work. 
Fishamble is committed to touring its work to audiences throughout Ireland and internationally.  Fishamble has brought its productions to audiences throughout Ireland as well as to England, Scotland, USA, Canada, Australia, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, France, Germany, Iceland, Croatia and the Czech Republic.  During the past year alone, Fishamble has produced over 230 performances of new plays to audiences in 81 venues, touring from Ballymun to Ballydehob and from Edinburgh to L.A. 
Fishamble’s awards include Fringe First Awards (becoming the first Irish company to win two consecutive Fringe Firsts at Edinburgh, in 2011 and 2012), Herald Angel Awards, Argus Angel Awards, Irish Times Theatre Awards, and 1st Irish Awards.

‘passionate one-man show… stunning.’ Ben Brantley, The New York Times

‘engrossing from first to last…vital and entertaining… blarney that bubbles up from the gutter… mesmerising’ Sydney Morning Herald
‘sensational... amazing’ LA Post
‘unflinching, intensely physical performance... bristling with black humour’ The Scotsman
‘fabulous dance of whirling words’ Description: File:Five Pointed Star Solid.svgDescription: File:Five Pointed Star Solid.svgDescription: File:Five Pointed Star Solid.svgDescription: File:Five Pointed Star Solid.svgDescription: File:Five Pointed Star Solid.svg  The Herald

‘dazzling theatricality’ The Guardian

‘remarkable… to be in that audience was to experience a rare synergy between performer and the performed-to... Marvellous’ Irish Independent

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