A father’s journey from the isolation of his Midlands home to the madness of O’Connell Street.
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…
The play forms part of the West Cork Fit-Up Theatre Festival which brings brilliant plays and performances to the West Cork Islands each summer. Before is a productin by Fishamble – an internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company, dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work.
★★★★ ‘Kinevane’s performance works like a spell… A real showstopper, heaven can be found in the most unlikely places.’ – Irish Times
Pat Kinevane’s other plays for Fishamble include Silent, Forgotten, 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.
Written by: Pat Kinevane
Directed by: Jim Culleton
Performed by: Pat Kinevane
Age Suitability: 14+
Running Time: 80min – no interval
Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis and are available at the door 30 minutes before the show starts.
Full Ticket €15.00 Concession Ticket (OAP/Student) €12.50 Family Ticket €40.00 (2 adults, 2 teens)
A ferry will leave the pontoon on the east side of Castletownbere at 7pm and return after the performance.