Blackwater Valley Fit Up | 24th Jan - 18th Feb 2024


Presented by Fishamble: The New Play Company

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

Wed February 5th 2020 – 8:00 pm Mitchelstown Town Hall Tickets at door

Thu February 6th 2020 – 8:00 pm Bartlemy Parish Hall Tickets at door

Fri February 7th 2020 – 8:00 pm Ballynoe Community Centre Tickets at door

Sat February 8th 2020 – 8:00 pm The Mall Arts Centre Youghal Tickets at door

Sun February 9th 2020 – 8:00 pm The Palace Theatre, Fermoy Tickets at door

Please note: tickets available on the door and doors open 30min before show start time.

Fishamble is an internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company, dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work.