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Fishamble: The New Play Company presents




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…

‘It’s Kinevane - a rare and truly compelling talent' ★★★★★ The Herald
‘...another profoundly affecting tour de force from Kinevane.’ ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
‘Kinevane’s performance works like a spell… a real showstopper' ★★★★ Irish Times
‘soul-searching, achingly touching gem’ ★★★★ Sunday Times

Before was commissioned by Fishamble and was developed with the support of the Arts Council, National Theatre Studio (London), Pavilion Theatre, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Georganne Aldrich Heller, Robert Leroy, and The Strollers Touring Network.
Fishamble is an Irish theatre company that is passionate about discovering, developing and producing new plays of national importance with a global reach, while championing the role of the playwright.

Want more? Fishamble are also bringing…
Forgotten - Fri 29 May 2020, 8pm
Silent - Fri 26 June 2020, 8pm
Underneath - Fri 7 Aug 2020, 8pm

Age restriction: 14+, strong language, references to violent imagery and sex