Fishamble´s Silent by Pat Kinevane

Silent is the touching and challenging story of homeless McGoldrig, who once had splendid things. But he has lost it all – including his mind. He now dives into the wonderful wounds of his past through the romantic world of Rudolph Valentino.

​“Hopeless, helpless, in-the-way person”

Dare to laugh at despair and gasp at redemption in this brave, bleak, beautiful production for which Fishamble and Pat Kinevane won an Olivier Award in 2016.

“A passionate one-man show … Mr. Kinevane interprets Valentino’s highly theatrical screen presence to stunning effect … A carefully wrought production … [he] doesn’t just demand [the audience’s] attention, he commands it. And that difference is what makes Mr. Kinevane an artist of the theater.”
Ben Brantley, The New York Times

​WINNER – Helen Hayes Award Outstanding Performer – Visiting Production, 2020
WINNER – Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, OLIVIER AWARD 2016
WINNER – Scotsman Fringe First and The Herald Angel, Edinburgh Festival 2011
WINNER – Argus Angel, Brighton Festival 2012

Pat Kinevane is a native of Cobh, Co. Cork. He has worked as an actor in theater, film, television and radio for 33 years. ​In 2016 Pat won a Laurence Olivier Award in London for his Outstanding Achievement as an Actor and a Writer this year. This prestigious award was shared with Fishamble and Jim Culleton who have been integral to the production and direction of Pat’s four solo shows. As a writer he completed his first full length play The Nun’s Wood in 1997 which won a BBC Stewart Parker Trust Award and was produced by Fishamble. Fishamble then produced his second play The Plains of Enna (Dublin Theatre Festival 1999). Pat wrote The Death of Herod for Mysteries 2000 at the SFX. In 2008 his piece Evangeline Elsewhere premiered in New York in the First Irish Festival.

Pat has been touring since 2006 with his four solo pieces Forgotten (Irish Times Theatre Award Nominee), Silent (Scotsman Fringe First, Herald Angel and Brighton Argus Angel Award), Underneath (Scotsman Fringe First and Adelaide Fringe Awards), and Before (Herald Archangel Award winner) all produced by Fishamble.
  • Mon, June 3, 2024 | 8pmMain Stage

Written and Performed by Pat Kinevane | Directed by Jim Culleton | Music Composed by Denis Clohessy | Costume Styled by Catherine Condell | Photo by Maria Falconer | Co-Producer (London, New York and Los Angeles) Georganne Aldrich Heller | Produced by Eva Scanlan for Fishamble, Dublin

Duration: 90 mins.

Silent originally premiered in 2011 at the Mill in Dublin.