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THEATRE: Fishamble The New Play Company Presents King
Thursday 28th September, 2023 - 20:00€20 – €22
A new play written and performedby Pat Kinevane
KING tells the story of Luther, a man from Cork named in honour of his Granny Bee Baw’s hero, Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Luther only leaves his apartment for essential journeys, and to perform as an Elvis impersonator. The play explores prejudice, privilege, and resilience, as Luther struggles to live life to the full.
Fishamble and Pat Kinevane have previously collaborated on FORGOTTEN, SILENT, UNDERNEATH, and BEFORE, which have won major international awards including Olivier, Fringe First, Herald Archangel, Adelaide Fringe, and Helen Hayes awards. They have been called BRILLIANT (Irish Times), EXTRAORDINARY (New York Times), STUNNING (Scotsman), DAZZLING (Guardian), and MESMERISING (Sydney Morning Herald). Now, Fishamble and Pat Kinevane, under the direction of Jim Culleton, and with music by Denis Clohessy, return with this very special fifth solo play.
This production was developed with the support of Nasc Network Commission and Georganne Aldrich Heller.
Running time: 80 minutes – Ages 14+ years
Programme: King Programme 2023
‘incredibly compelling and poignant narrative’ Irish Times
‘the stagecraft [is] unsurpassed…immaculate’ Sunday Independent
‘impressive…easy to recommend’ No More Workhorse
‘impressive…moments of pure Kinevane gold’ The Arts Review
‘virtuosic theatricality…excellent…inventive’ Irish Independent