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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.

Touring Policy

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.

Fishamble: The New Play Company TEAM

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

PRODUCTIONS BY Fishamble: The New Play Company

  • Embargo by Deirdre Kinahan ( 2020)

  • Twenty Fifty by Fionnuala Gygax, Dan Colley (The New Theatre 2020)

  • The Alternative by Michael Patrick, Oisín Kearney (Pavilion Theatre 2019)

  • SAUCE by Ciara Elizabeth Smyth (Bewley's Café Theatre 2019)

  • GAA MAAD by Vickey Curtis, Áine O'Hara (Bewley's Café Theatre 2019)

  • Before by Pat Kinevane (VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre 2018)

  • Rathmines Road by Deirdre Kinahan (Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach 2018)

  • Ireland's Call by John Connors (Bewley's Café Theatre 2018)

  • Appropriate by Sarah-Jane Scott (Bewley's Café Theatre 2018)

  • Brendan Galileo for Europe by Fionn Foley (Bewley's Café Theatre 2018)



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