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

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.

SILENT is the touching and challenging story of homeless McGoldrig, who 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. As Fishamble celebrates 11 years of this Olivier Award-winning play, dare to laugh at despair and gasp at redemption in this brave, bleak, beautiful production.


‘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

Tue October 11th 2022 – 8:00 pm
Skehana Community Hall
Tickets at door or book here

Wed October 12th 2022 – 8:00 pm
Dunmore Town Hall
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Thu October 13th 2022 – 8:00 pm
Fohenagh Community Centre
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Fri October 14th 2022 – 8:00 pm
Kilcoona Social Centre
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Sat October 15th 2022 – 8:00 pm
The Mall Theatre
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Sun October 16th 2022 – 8:00 pm
The Storehouse
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Please note: Tickets can be booked in advance (see above) but will also be 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.