Monday 19 March 2018

Trilogy coup for Millbank

The Millbank Theatre is holding a Pat Kinevane trilogy
The Millbank Theatre is holding a Pat Kinevane trilogy

John Manning

In a major coup for the local theatre, Rush's Millbank Theatre is to host the Pat Kinevane Trilogy fresh from the production's run at The Peacock.

The production will be on the Rush stage from Thursday, August 10 to Saturday, August 12 and promises to an unforgettable show for local audiences.

In 2006, Fishamble produced Pat Kinevane' first solo play, Forgotten and together they started a remarkable journey which would see them create an outstanding trilogy of work which has been critically acclaimed both in Ireland and across the world.

Forgotten was followed in 2011 by a second play, Silent, and by Underneath in 2014, all three written and performed by Pat Kinevane and directed by Jim Culleton.

Fishamble has continued to tour these remarkable productions in Ireland and internationally, including performances in Prague, Romania, Bulgaria, Germany, Turkey, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Wales, Croatia, Serbia, Iceland, Finland, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Washington DC, Boston, New York and Los Angeles.

Most recently, these plays have been presented together as Fishamble's Pat Kinevane Trilogy at the Town Hall Theatre in Galway, Hawk's Well Theatre in Sligo, and at a sold-out run at the Peacock Theatre in association with the Abbey Theatre. Now Forgotten, Underneath and Silent are coming to the Millbank Theatre in Rush, Co Dublin, for one performance each!

The run at the Millbank in Rush begins on Thursday, August 10 with 'Forgotten' - a unique collage of Kabuki dance and Irish storytelling, Forgotten has been a huge international success for Fishamble during the past decade. It is a captivating portrayal of four elderly characters living in retirement homes around Ireland. Pat Kinevane's haunting performance brings to life these sometimes forgotten voices of society.

On Friday, August 11th, The Millbank hosts 'Underneath'. This stunning 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. The multi award-winning Fishamble production explores the surface, and what lies underneath.

The three night, three play run ends on Saturday, August 12 with 'Hopeless' - the homeless McGoldrig has lost it all - including his mind. Dare to laugh at despair and gasp at redemption in this brave, bleak, beautiful production for which Fishamble and Pat Kinevane won an Olivier Award last year.

Fishamble is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed theatre company, dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work. Fishamble is committed to touring throughout Ireland and internationally, and typically presents over 200 performances of its plays in approximately 60 venues per year.

Booking Information for the three shows is at

Tickets are €60 for all three plays or €25 for a single show and can be booked by phoning 01 8437475 or email

Fingal Independent