Fishamble performs at Fringe Fest '08 Staff

Written by Staff Published on 08.04.2008 16:26:41 (updated on 08.04.2008) Reading time: 2 minutes

at Fringe Fest ’08

Fishamble in association with Pat Kinevane tours Ireland, Paris, Prague, Sibiu and Edinburgh in 2008 with FORGOTTEN

‘Has no one a skitter o´ dignity left?´

Fishamble: The New Play Company is delighted to tour its hugely successful production of Pat Kinevane´s Forgotten, directed by Jim Culleton. The production was nominated for The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2007.

Written and performed by Pat Kinevane, Forgotten is a solo piece for theatre which explores four characters, between the ages of 80-100 years old, who reside in care facilities and retirement homes. Presented in a fusion of European and Japanese Kabuki theatrical styles, the piece is a dark and comical portrayal of the challenges facing older people in Ireland today.
Produced by highly acclaimed new writing company, Fishamble.

Pat Kinevane and Jim Culleton spent six months developing and rehearsing Forgotten with support from a number of artists, academics, designers and community and health experts.  This period culminated in its first performance on 25 May 2006 for the Bealtaine Festival when it was met with an overwhelming response.  Since then, the production has been performed since May 2006 in a series of special one-off performances in a variety of traditional and non-traditional spaces – black box theatres, hotel rooms, conference rooms of Dublin Castle, The Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin, exhibition space in Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris. 2008 sees the company on international tour to Paris, Prague, Sibiu and Edinburgh.

Forgotten is styled by Catherine Condell, Kimono by Monica Ennis, Opening and Closing Music Composed by Brian Byrne. Written and performed by pat Kinevane, Directed by Jim Culleton, Produced by Marketa Puzman.

‘a piece of theatre not easily forgottena performance of rare authority and completeness´ The Sunday Tribune

‘astonishingly realiseda consummate act of storytellinga striking accomplishment; captivating, moving, and – yes – even unforgettable.´ The Irish Times

International Touring:

Kostel Sv. Jana Krtitele Na Pradle as part of the Prague Fringe, May 27, May 29 and May 31.
International Theatre Festival Sibiu, Romania, June 5.
Aurora Nova as part of Edinburgh Fringe, August.

Fishamble: The New Play Company is supported by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council. Its international touring is supported by Culture Ireland.


Welcome to the citys eagerly awaited annual marathon of theatre, dance, comedy, music and film from around the globe. All shows are in English, Czech or are non-verbal and are programmed so that you can see up to 6 shows a day and over 30 shows over the 8 days of Fringe Festival Praha. Shows take place from the afternoon to late evening, most last for an hour or so with time between to zip from venue to venue and grab a bite to eat. Enjoy a warm welcome at our fringe club where you can join the fun, meet the artists and swap notes with other fringe goers on your “hot tickets” for the day…its the fringe way from Edinburgh to Adelaide, now entering year seven here in Prague.

Tickets are 150 CZK.
Student tickets 50 CZK (only available on the door, on the day).

Fringe Voucher for 5 tickets available at Tickestream and can be exchanged for tickets on the day for 600 CZK (including handling fee) (ie 120 CZK per ticket)

Celebrate the arrival of the Fringe! Sunday May 25th – all tickets only 100 CZK

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