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  • Playwright

    Pat Kinevane 

  • Notes

    Before was commissioned by Fishamble. 

  • Synopsis

    Before is set in Clerys 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.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

Original Cast  
Performer Pat Kinevane
Voice Clelia Murphy
Voice Kez Kinevane
Voice Alex Sharpe
Production Team  
Director Jim Culleton
Dramaturg Gavin Kostick
Stage Manager Ger Blanch
Stage Manager Tara Doolan
Photographer Ger Blanch
Conductor Cathal Synnott
Music performed by RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Choreographer Emma O'Kane
Costume Stylist Catherine Condell
Composer Denis Clohessy
Producer Eva Scanlan

Published Scripts

  • Title


  • Year


  • Published By

    Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

  • Address

    50 Bedford Square
    WC1B 3DP

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 7631 5600

  • Website

  • ISBN


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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Fishamble: The New Play Company

  • Address

    3 Great Denmark Street,
    Dublin 1
    Co. Dublin
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)1 670 4018

  • Email

  • Website

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme.