Fishamble: The New Play Company presents

Before - A new play with much music by Pat Kinevane

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… Before was commissioned by Fishamble and developed with the support of The Arts Council, National Theatre Studio (London), Pavilion Theatre, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Georganne Aldrich Heller, Robert Leory, and the Strollers Touring Network.

‘Kinevane’s performance works like a spell… a real showstopper, heaven can be found in the most unlikely places’

★★★★ The Irish Times

‘extraordinary collaboration... soul-searching, achingly touching gem… [Kinevane is] a treasured force in Irish theatre.’’

★★★★ Sunday Times

‘often hilarious…mind blowingly brilliant…flashes of genius…a truly remarkable performer’

TheArtsReview

‘[a]distinct brand of intimate virtuosity’

Irish Independent

‘a raging plea to see the world in terms beyond black and white’

Sunday Independent