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



Blackwater Valley
Fit-up Festival 2018


 Tue 23rd Jan –  Sun 28th Jan




Presented by Fishamble


Written and Performed by: Pat Kinevane

Performed by: Jim Culleton

Produced by: Eva Scanlan

Age Suitability: 15+

Running Time: 60mins – 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 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.

Dates & Venues

Tuesday January 23rd – 8pm
Buttevant Muintir na Tíre Hall
Tickets at door

Wednesday January 24th – 8:30pm
The Glen Theatre, Banteer
Tickets: At door or call 087 7558752

Thursday January 25th – 8pm
Kiskeam Community Hall
Tickets: At door or call 087 7722828

Friday January 26th – 8pm
First Fruits, Watergrasshill
Tickets: At door or call 086 080 2631

Saturday January 27th – 8pm
The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal
Tickets: At door or call 087 9593276

Sunday January 28th – 8pm
The Palace Theatre, Fermoy
Tickets: At door or call 087 2881525 / 025 32042

Please note our online ticket sales will be limited to 30% of the overall capacity of each venue and intended to complement our usual tickets at the door policy.

Fishamble is an internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company, dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work.