• 19th Sep
  • 20:00
  • €18 | €16
  • Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street

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Thursday 19th September

Remember you can buy our Theatre Club Bundle, and see all 6 plays for just €96 including ticket and return bus to the Abbey Theatre.

By Pat Kinevane | Fishamble: The New Play Company

From the Olivier Award-winning team of Fishamble and Pat Kinevane, Before is a new play with much music, compose by Denis Clohessy. The story unfolds 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…

Soul-searching, achingly touching gem” - The Sunday Times

Kinevane’s performance works like a spell… a real showstopper, heaven can be found in the most unlikely places.” ★★★★ – The Irish Times

Fishamble is an Olivier Award-winning, internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company, dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work.       

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


Droichead presents Drama : THEATRE CLUB returns this autumn, with a programme of six unique shows to engage and entertain audiences. And for the first time ever, this season we’ll be taking our THEATRE CLUB on the road, with a trip offsite to the Abbey Theatre in Dublin! THEATRE CLUB brings people together to see a play, and then discuss it afterwards. Like a book club, you can share your views, thoughts and impressions in the relaxed, informal setting of our café/bar. Book online here or call 041 9833946 to be part of the Drama at Droichead. See six great plays for €96, including ticket & return bus trip to the Abbey Theatre.

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