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Sat 16th July – 8pm


Fishamble: The New Play Company presents:


Written & Performed by: Pat Kinevane
Directed by: Jim Culleton
Producer Eva Scanlan
Composer Denis Clohessy
Costume Stylist Catherine Condell
Choreography Adviser Emma O’Kane
Dramaturg Gavin Kostick
Photo by Ger Blanch, Graphic Design by Publicis Dublin

WINNER OF SCOTSMAN FRINGE FIRST AWARD 2015 The Best Theatre of 2015: Broadway and Beyond – Forbes Magazine List

‘You never know what’s around the corner, Sticks and stones didn’t break Her bones, but words and pointing crushed Her. Is Beauty really only skin deep? Does Ugliness hide somewhere deeper? Following the runaway international success of Forgotten and Silent, Fishamble presents Pat Kinevane’s third solo play, Underneath, directed by Jim Culleton. This stunning new play is a blackly comic, rich and vivid tale of a life lived in secret, a testament to the people who live on the fringes, under the nose of everyday life. It explores the surface, and what lies underneath.


Press Reviews:

‘brilliant…striking…excellent…almost a masterpiece’5 pointed star5 pointed star5 pointed star5 pointed star  Irish Times

‘a charming and engaging ninety minutes…Kinevane is a virtuoso performer…a delightful experience.’ Irish Independent

‘skillfully crafted…fabulously choreographed…impeccable sound and lighting…visually exciting’ Sunday Times

‘intensely physical performance…(Kinevane’s) most powerful work yet…beautifully presented’5 pointed star5 pointed star5 pointed star5 pointed star  Sunday Business Post

‘an extraordinary piece of one-man theatre… hilarious… a thoroughly entertaining 90 minutes’ 5 pointed star5 pointed star5 pointed star5 pointed star5 pointed star Irish Mail on Sunday

‘impressive performance…bold and unafraid of going where others have only dared to look…chameleonic trademark style…Kinevane balances out the deep questions this play interrogates with tongue-in-cheek humour, greatly supported by the built-in visual contrasts in the black and golden setting, costumes and make-up, and seamlessly directed by the artistic director of Fishamble, Jim Culleton’ 5 pointed star5 pointed star5 pointed star5 pointed star The Public Reviews

‘brought to life by the actor and director Jim Culleton and forged together into one entertaining evening, that had the audience on their feet by the end of the performance…Kinevane’s performance [is] both dramatic and comic, intense and easy going, but always likable and compassionate’ The Red Curtain Review

‘magnificent, wonderful, an amazing piece of theatre’ Waterford News & Star

‘fascinating…entirely new…genius’ Musings in Intermissions

‘Ireland’s terrific Fishamble’ Guardian



Running Time:  90 mins No Interval

Age suitability: 14+ Some strong language.

Dates & Venues:

Sat 16th July 2016 – 8:00pm
Spike. Island
Return ferry from JFK Pier, Cobh [Centre of town across from AIB] @ 7.00pm €10 return pp
[all ferry passengers are guaranteed a seat at the show]
Spike Island ferry


Playwright & Performer:

Pat Kinevane’s other plays for Fishamble include Forgotten, Silent, 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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