Olivier award winning team set to perform at Roscommon Arts Centre

An image from 'Before' which plays at Roscommon Arts Centre on Thursday, April 11 at 8pm.

An image from 'Before' which plays at Roscommon Arts Centre on Thursday, April 11 at 8pm.

Roscommon Arts Centre are delighted to welcome the Oliver award winning theatre team that is Pat Kinevane and Fishamble: The New Play Company to their stage with their production 'Before' on Thursday, April 11, at 8pm. This is the team that created theatrical masterpieces such as 'Forgotten', 'Underneath' and the Oliver award-winning 'Silent'.

'Before' is a new play with much music, set in Clery’s of Dublin, on the very day this iconic department store shuts for good. Pontius is inside, trying to choose a gift for his estranged daughter, whom he hasn’t seen for almost 20 years. He will meet her in an hour. This father’s journey is both beautiful and strange, from the isolation of his Midlands home, to the madness of O’Connell Street. Some folk are impossible to buy for…

Pat Kinevane has worked in Irish theatre for over thirty years and his trilogy of ‘Forgotten’, ‘Underneath’ and the Olivier award-Winning ‘Silent’ looks set to become a successful quartet with his latest offering, ‘Before’. He is a performer who will have you captivated from start to finish. In 2016, Pat won a Laurence Oliver award in London for his outstanding achievement as an actor and writer and he shared this award with Jim Culleton, Fishambles artistic director who has been integral to the production and direction of Pat’s solo shows.

Fishamble is an internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company, dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work. In 2018, they celebrated thirty years of new plays in Ireland through its many productions and extensive development programme. It is at the heart of new writing in Ireland.

'Before' was commissioned by Fishamble and has been in development with the support of the Arts Council, National Theatre Studio (London ), Pavilion Theatre, RTE Concert Orchestra, Georganne Aldrich Heller, Robert Leroy and The Strollers Theatre Network.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see this exquisite show with music by the RTE Concert Orchestra. Tickets are on sale now from Roscommon Arts Centre on 09066 25824/www.roscommonartscentre.ie.


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