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


Presented by: Fishamble – The New Play Company

Written by: Pat Kinevane

Directed by: Jim Culleton

Age Suitability: 14+

Running Time: 80min–  no interval

An evening inside the mind of Luther

Multi-Fringe First, Herald Angel and Herald Archangel award-winning Pat Kinevane returns with King, a show commissioned, developed and produced by Fishamble, and directed by

Jim Culleton. Kinevane is known for his thought provoking shows Forgotten (2006), Silent (2011), Underneath (2014), Before (2018) and now – King (2023).

King invites audiences to spend an evening inside the mind of Luther – a man from Cork named after his Granny Bee Baw’s hero, Dr Martin Luther King Jr..Uncomfortable with the outside world, Luther leaves his apartment only for essential journeys and for his job – performing as an Elvis impersonator. The show explores themes of prejudice, privilege and resilience as Luther struggles to find the confidence to live his life to the fullest. King is the fifth collaboration between Pat Kinevane and Fishamble, with Jim Culleton as director. The production was developed with the support of Nasc Network Commission and Georganne Aldrich Heller.

 * A return ferry at 10pm will be provided for the Bere, Heir, Sherkin and Whiddy Islands performances

** Contains themes of parental loss, mental health struggles and agoraphobia; strobe lighting and strong language/swearing


‘Incredibly compelling and poignant narrative’ – Irish Times

‘The stagecraft [is] unsurpassed… immaculate’ Sunday Independent


Pat Kinevane

Dates & Venues

Tue July 18th 2023 – 8:00 pm
Bank House Whiddy Island*
Tickets at door

Wed July 19th 2023 – 8:00 pm
Kilcrohane Community Hall
Tickets at door

Thu July 20th 2023 – 8:00 pm
Glengarriff Community Hall
Tickets at door

Fri July 21st 2023 – 8:00 pm
Sherkin Island Community Hall*
Tickets at door

Sat July 22nd 2023 – 8:00 pm
Rerrin Lecture Theatre*
Tickets at door

Sun July 23rd 2023 – 8:00 pm
Ballydehob Community Hall
Tickets at door