Fishamble: The New Play Company presents Underneath written and performed by Pat Kinevane, directed by Jim Culleton and winner of Scotsman Fringe First Award 2015.
Sticks and stones didn't break her bones, but words and pointing crushed her. Is beauty really only skin deep? Does ugliness hide somewhere deeper?
Underneath is a blackly comic, rich and vivid tale of a life lived in secret, a testament to the people who live on the fringes, under the nose of everyday life. It explores the surface, and what lies underneath.
Fishamble is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company, dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work. So far, it has produced 56 productions of new plays, including seven productions of multi-writer works, which included 89 short plays. 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 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.