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


Spike Island Fit-up Festival, 2016


 Thur. 14th July – 8pm


Fishamble: The New Play Company presents:


Written & Performed by: Pat Kinevane
Directed by: Jim Culleton
Producer Eva Scanlan
Photo by Ger Blanch,

Has no one a skitter o’ dignity left?’

Pat Kinevane’s captivating portrayal of four elderly characters, living in retirement homes and care facilities around Ireland, is a unique collage of Kabuki dance and Irish storytelling. With vibrancy and haunting honesty, Kinevane’s stylized performance brings to life these sometimes forgotten voices of society.

This boutique performance by the award-winning Fishamble: The New Play Company has been performed in over 50 venues throughout Ireland, and has toured to England, Scotland, US, France, Czech Republic, Iceland, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey, as well as to the US to New York, Boston, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles

Press Reviews:

‘Drop everything. Book now…captivating, moving, and – yes – even unforgettable.’ The Irish Times

‘incredibly moving and unequivocally beautiful…’ ‘The Scotsman

‘a piece of theatre not easily forgotten’ The Sunday Tribune

‘raw, over-the-top, compassionate performance’  The New Yorker

Running Time:  80 mins No Interval

Age suitability: 14+ Some strong language.

Dates & Venues:

Thur 14th July 2016 – 8:00pm
Spike. Island
Return ferry from JFK Pier, Cobh [Centre of town across from AIB] @ 7.00pm €10 return pp
[all ferry passengers are guaranteed a seat at the show]
Spike Island ferry


Playwright & Performer:

Pat Kinevane’s other plays for Fishamble include Silent, 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.

logo-fishamble      logo-arts-council-black      logo-dublin-city-council