Fishamble: The New Play Company is a multi award-winning, internationally acclaimed theatre company, dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work for theatre. So far, it has produced 55 productions of new plays, including 7 productions of multi-writer works, which included 89 short plays.

Fishamble was previously known as Pigsback Theatre Company which produced a further ten new Irish plays.

Fishamble is at the heart of new writing for theatre in Ireland, not just through its productions of new plays, but through its extensive programme of Training, Development and Mentoring schemes, which include Show in a Bag (with ITI and Dublin Fringe Festival) and the New Play Clinic. Each year, Fishamble supports 60% of the writers of all new plays produced on the island of Ireland. Fishamble is funded by the Arts Council, Dublin City Council and Culture Ireland.


Fishamble is committed to touring throughout Ireland and internationally, and typically presents over 200 performances of its plays in approximately 80 venues per year. Fishamble has earned a reputation as ‘a global brand with international theatrical presence’ (Irish Times), ‘forward-thinking Fishamble’ (New York Times) and ‘Ireland’s excellent Fishamble’ (Guardian) through touring its productions to audiences in Ireland as well as to England, Scotland, Wales, France, Germany, Iceland, Croatia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Finland, USA, Canada and Australia.


Artistic Director Jim Culleton
General Manager Eva Scanlan
Literary Manager Gavin Kostick


  • Kicking All the Boxes by Liz Fitzgibbon (Bewley's Café Theatre @POWERSCOURT 2017)

  • Maz and Bricks by Eva O'Connor (Project Arts Centre 2017)

  • Mainstream by Rosaleen McDonagh (Project Arts Centre 2016)

  • To Hell in a Handbag by Helen Norton, Jonathan White (Bewley's Café Theatre @POWERSCOURT 2016)

  • The Humours of Bandon by Margaret McAuliffe (Bewley's Café Theatre @POWERSCOURT 2016)

  • The Wickedness of Oz by Kate Gilmore (Bewley's Café Theatre @POWERSCOURT 2016)

  • Looking Deadly by Niamh McGrath, Keith Singleton (Bewley's Café Theatre @POWERSCOURT 2016)

  • Invitation to a Journey by Gavin Kostick (Town Hall Theatre 2016)

  • Inside the GPO by Colin Murphy ( Performed in the main Post Office hall of the GPO in Dublin. 2016)

  • Invitation to a Journey by David Bolger, Gavin Kostick (The Black Box 2016)



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