BEFORE by Pat Kinevan

Tues 15 Oct 8pm Ballina Arts Centre


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From Pat Kinevane and the team that brought you Forgotten, Underneath and the Olivier Award-winning Silent, Before is a new play with much music, set in Cleary’s 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. Some folk are impossible to buy for…

Directed by Jim Culleton. Music composed by Denis Clohessy.

Developed with the support of the Arts Council, National Theatre Studio (London), Pavilion Theatre, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Georganne Aldrich Heller, Robert Leroy and The Strollers Touring Network.


‘You fight back tears. Of course you do. It’s Kinevane – a rare and truly compelling talent’ ★★★★★ – The Herald, Scotland

‘…another profoundly affecting tour de force from Kinevane.’ ★★★★★ – Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

‘Kinevane’s performance works like a spell… a real showstopper, heaven can be found in the most unlikely places.’★★★★ – The Irish Times


Tuesday 15th October 8pm, Ballina Arts Centre

Tickets: €18/€16