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Fishamble: The New Play Company


A new play with much music by Pat Kinevane

From the team that brought you Forgotten, Underneath and the Olivier Award-winning Silent, Before is a new play with much music, set in Clery’s of Dublin, on the very day this iconic department store shuts - for good. Pontius is inside, trying to choose a gift for his estranged daughter, whom he hasn’t seen for almost 20 years. He will meet her in an hour. This father’s journey is both beautiful and strange, from the isolation of his Midlands home, to the madness of O’Connell Street. Some folk are impossible to buy for…

Before was commissioned by Fishamble and has been in development with the support of the Arts Council, National Theatre Studio (London), Pavilion Theatre, and The Strollers Touring Network. This premiere tour is presented in association with the Strollers Touring Network. Fishamble is an Olivier Award-winning internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company, dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work.

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Written & Performed by Pat Kinevane

Directed by Jim Culleton

Composed by Denis Clohessy

Costume Styled by Catherine Condell

Choreography by Emma O’Kane

Photography by Ger Blanch

Dramaturgy by Gavin Kostick

Produced by Eva Scanlan