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.

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…


★★★★  ‘Kinevane’s performance works like a spell…a real showstopper, heaven can be found in the most unlikely places.’ – Irish 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

Tue July 16th 2019 – 7:30 pm Island Cottage Gallery* Tickets at door

Wed July 17th 2019 – 8:00 pm Kilcrohane Community Hall Tickets at door

Thu July 18th 2019 – 8:00 pm Glengarriff Community Hall Tickets at door

Fri July 19th 2019 – 8:00 pm Sherkin Island Community Hall* Tickets at door

Sat July 20th 2019 – 8:00 pm Rerrin Lecture Theatre* Tickets at door

Sun July 21st 2019 – 8:00 pm Ballydehob Community Hall 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.