21st September 2018
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“Hopeless, helpless, in-the-way person”
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 in 2016.
WINNER: Olivier Award 2016
WINNER: Argus Angel Award at Brighton Festival 2012
WINNER: Fringe First and Herald Angel at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011
Fishamble is an internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company, dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work.
Note: Contains adult themes and strong language.
Written by Pat Kinevane
Directed by Jim Culleton
Sound design and Composition by Denis Clohessy
Costume Stylist: Catherine Condell
Choreography Adviser: Emma O'Kane
Dramaturgy by Gavin Kostick
Produced by Eva Scanlan
Supported by Culture Ireland as part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain
Image: mariafalconer.co.uk (Pat Kinevane in Silent).
‘passionate one-man show…Mr. Kinevane interprets Valentino’s highly theatrical screen presence to stunning effect…carefully wrought production…[he] doesn’t just demand [the audience’s] attention, he commands it. And that difference is what makes Mr. Kinevane an artist of the theater.’ Ben Brantley, The New York Times on Silent.
‘This is virtuoso writing and performing: rich and loamy, hard as granite and reveling in surprising juxtapositions and cheeky, heartbreaking jokes that make you wince…writing and a performance of unflagging and effortless panache that grabs your heart and squeezes tightly.’ **** Lyn Gardner, Guardian on Silent
‘Kinevane moves, in a striking performance under Jim Culleton’s effective direction, with the elegance of a dancer and the engaged poise of a boxer. It’s a startling combination…the caress of poetry and the disarming direct address of stand-up…a moving story, which, until its end, pulses with the erratic noise of life.’ Irish Times on Silent