Written by: Pat Kinevane
Directed by: Jim Culleton
Performed by: Pat Kinevane
Age Suitability: 14+
Running Time: 80min – no interval
A father’s journey from the isolation of his Midlands home to the madness of O’Connell Street.
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…
Reviews & Awards
WINNER Herald Archangel Award – Edinburgh Fringe 2019
★★★★ ‘Kinevane’s performance works like a spell…a real showstopper, heaven can be found in the most unlikely places.’ – Irish Times
★★★★ ‘extraordinary collaboration… soul-searching, achingly touching gem…[Kinevane is] a treasured force in Irish theatre.’ – Sunday Times
Pat Kinevane’s other plays for Fishamble include Silent, Forgotten, Underneath, The Nun’s Wood and The Plains of Enna. He has worked as an actor in theatre, film, radio and television for the past seventeen years. Credits include Black Day at Blackrock, A Mother’s Love’s A Blessing, King Arthur, Ballykissangel, I Keano and The Late Late Show Murder Mystery.
Dates & Venues
Please note: tickets available on the door and doors open 30min before show start time.