ForgottenWritten and performed by Pat Kinevane
‘Has no one a skitter o’ dignity left?’
A unique collage of Kabuki dance and Irish storytelling, Forgotten has been a huge international success for Fishamble during the past decade. It is a captivating portrayal of four elderly characters living in retirement homes around Ireland. Pat Kinevane’s haunting performance brings to life these sometimes forgotten voices of society.
‘Drop everything. Book now…vigorous theatricality and an incisive, often scabrous wit…a seamless blend of style and substance…astonishingly realised…a consummate act of storytelling…shot through with compassion, understanding and performative adventurousness…it is a striking accomplishment; captivating, moving, and – yes – even unforgettable.’ The Irish Times
‘Never underestimate the substance, the complexity, of a long life. ‘Forgotten,’ Pat Kinevane’s one-man show at the Irish Arts Center, gracefully illustrates that point with mimickry, invention and formidable stamina. Well paced and poignant. Mr. Kinevane artfully conveys the secrets, the hidden past, of the aged, and the dignity often behind their quaint, seemingly innocuous bearing.’ New York Times
Fishamble is an Olivier Award-winning internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company, dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work.
Age restriction: 14+, some strong language