West Cork Fit Up | 9th Jul - 4th Aug 2024


West Cork Fit-up Festival, 2016


Tue19th, Sat 23rd & Mon 25th July – 8pm


Fishamble: The New Play Company presents:


Written and Performed by PAT KINEVANE
Directed by
Produced by EVA SCANLAN
Music composed by DENIS CLOHESSY
Costume styled by CATHERINE CONDELL

Olivier Winner button (1)Has no one a skitter o’ dignity left?’

‘Hopeless, helpless, in-the-way person’
WINNER of the OLIVIER AWARD 2016 for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre
THE SCOTSMAN FRINGE FIRST and THE HERALD ANGEL – Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011
THE ARGUS ANGEL – Brighton Festival 2012
Homeless McGoldrig once had splendid things. But he 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. Silent has had huge international success from Los Angeles to Edinburgh, and from New York to Melbourne, wowing audiences and critics alike.


Press Reviews:

‘passionate one-man show…Mr. Kinevane interprets Valentino’s highly theatrical screen presence 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, New York Times
‘Kinevane moves, in a striking performance under Jim Culleton’s effective direction, with the elegance of a dancer and the engaged poise of a boxer. It’s a startling combination…the caress of poetry and the disarming direct address of stand-up…a moving story, which, until its end, pulses with the erratic noise of life.’ Irish Times
‘bawdily humorous and at times moving production…Kinevane moves around the stage with extraordinary grace’ Irish Mail on Sunday

‘Fishamble, a theatre company known for its uptake of novel and challenging work…quite haunting and delivered by Kinevane in a fusion of dance and monologue that blend into a kind of theatrical extravaganza, engendering superb audience appreciation…Kinevane has an extremely acute, innate and intuitive sense of comedy that enable him to tightrope across the gross and heartbreaking circumstances of life, in jest without sacrificing the poignant sadness of a given predicament.’ Irish Theatre Magazine


‘a must-see if ever there was one’
The List

‘unflinching, intensely physical performance… bristling with black humour’ 5 pointed star5 pointed star5 pointed star5 pointed star The Scotsman

‘fabulous dance of whirling words..a bravura outpouring of sorrow, anger, hurt and lacerating wit’.5 pointed star5 pointed star5 pointed star5 pointed star5 pointed star The Herald

‘a brilliantly crafted demonstration of everything that is possible in live performance.’ 5 pointed star5 pointed star5 pointed star5 pointed star5 pointed star The Skinny

‘remarkable range of styles and devices…to be in that audience was to experience a rare synergy between performer and the performed-to’ Irish Independent

‘flawless performance…aches with life’ Evening Herald

‘dazzling theatricality’ The Guardian

‘sparkles with unsettling intensity and physicality…morbidly humorous…smart, perceptive direction…GO’ LA Weekly

‘sensational…amazing’ LA Post

‘Krapp’s Last Tape’ as reimagined by Madonna’ LA Times





Running Time:  90 mins No Interval

Age suitability: 14+ Some strong language.

Dates & Venues:

Tue 19th July, 2016 – 8:30pm
Island Cottage Gallery, Heir Island
The M.V Thresher is running a concession ferry. Leaving
Cunnamore pier @ 8.00pm €3adults, €1.50 students/oap
(limited seating at venue)


Sat 23rd July, 2016 8:00pm
Lecture Theatre (CampChurch) Rerrin Bere Island
Ferry leaving the Pontoon at 7pm. Special ferry returning after the show at 10:30pm
Murphys Ferry

Mon 25th July, 2016 8:00pm
Community Hall, Ballydehob

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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.

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