22nd September 2018
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Sticks and stones didn’t break Her bones, but words and pointing crushed Her. Is Beauty really only skin deep? Does Ugliness hide somewhere deeper?
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.
Fishamble is an internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company, dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work.
WINNER: Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Award 2016 Forbes’ Best Theater on Broadway and Beyond List 2016
WINNER: The Scotsman Fringe First Award 2015
WINNER: Best Solo Performance, LA Stage Raw Awards 2016
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: Publicis (Pat Kinevane in Underneath)
'Untrammeled imagination... extraordinary spectral moments... sit back and enjoy.' Ben Brantley, New York Times
‘extraordinary…stunning…ninety of the most perfect minutes you’ll spend’ ***** Scotsman
‘CRITIC’S CHOICE… RIVETING… finely tuned direction… Psychological insight, compassion and darkly comic wit’ – Los Angeles Times on Underneath
‘Like Olivier’s legendary Hamlet, this is one of those rare performances that will be talked about for decades to come… exciting, hilarious, harrowing and heart breaking… A devastatingly brilliant piece of theatre.’ ***** Examiner.com on Underneath
‘MESMERIZING… guaranteed to open your eyes to your own life as well as the world around you.’ – Broadway World