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Presented by Fishamble: The New Play Company

Written and Performed by: Pat Kinevane

Directed by: Jim Culleton

Produced by: Eva Scanlan

Age Suitability: 14+

Running Time: 95mins – no interval

Hopeless, helpless, in-the-way person.

Homeless McGoldrig has lost it all – including his mind. He now dives into the wonderful wounds of his past through the romantic world of Rudolph Valentino, in this brave, bold, beautiful production. Dare to laugh at despair and gasp at redemption in this brave, bleak, beautiful production for which Fishamble and Pat Kinevane won an Olivier Award last year. Silent has had huge international success from Los Angeles to Edinburgh, and from New York to Melbourne, wowing audiences and critics alike.


‘passionate one-man show…Mr. Kinevane interprets Valentino’s highly theatrical screen pres-ence to stunning effect…carefully wrought production… [he] doesn’t just demand [the audience’s] attention, he commands it. And that difference is what makes Mr. Kinevane an artist of the theater.’ – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

★★★★  ‘writing and a performance of unflagging and effortless panache that grabs your heart and squeezes tightly.’  Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

★★★★  ‘unflinching, intensely physical performance… bristling with black humour’ – The Scotsman

‘bawdily humorous and at times moving production… Kinevane moves around the stage with extraordinary grace’ – Irish Mail on Sunday


Pat Kinevane’s Pat Kinevane is a native of Cobh, Co. Cork. He has worked as an actor in theatre, film, television and radio for 29 years. ​In 2016 Pat won a Laurence Olivier Award in London for his Outstanding Achievement as an Actor and a Writer this year. This prestigous award was shared with Fishamble and Jim Culleton who have been integral to the Production and Direction of Pat’s three Solo Shows. As a writer he completed his first full length play The Nun’s Wood in 1997 which won a BBC Stewart Parker Trust Award and was produced by Fishamble. Fishamble then produced his second play The Plains of Enna (Dublin Theatre Festival 1999). Pat wrote The Death of Herod for Mysteries 2000 at the SFX. In 2008 his piece Evangeline Elsewhere premiered in New York in the First Irish Festival.Pat has been touring since 2006 with his three solo pieces Forgotten (Irish Times Theatre Award Nominee) and Silent (Scotsman Fringe First, Herald Angel and Brighton Argus Angel Award) and Underneath (Scotsman Fringe First and Adelaide Fringe Awards) all produced by Fishamble.

Dates & Venues

Wed January 23rd 2019 – 8:00 pm
Ballynoe Community Centre
Tickets at door

Fri January 25th 2019 – 8:00 pm
Kades County, Glenville
Tickets at door

Sat January 26th 2019 – 8:00 pm
Mitchelstown Town 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.