Pat Kinevane to return to An Grianán this weekend

Pat Kinevane may come from as far away as Cobh but he’s certainly been taken into the hearts of the people of Letterkenny.

Since first performing his Olivier award-winning one man show Silent back in 2016, his shows have been eagerly awaited, and none more than King which is on this Saturday, March 4.

This is his first visit since the pandemic restrictions stopped theatre companies performing, and booking this show will get you 20 per cent off the next in An Grianán’s professional drama programme, which includes the Abbey Theatre with Tartuffe.


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 isolation, as Luther struggles to live life to the full.

You can book online at or on the phone by calling 074 91 20777. The show is 85 minutes long.

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.

Fishamble is an Irish theatre company that is passionate about discovering, developing and producing new plays of national importance with a global reach, while championing the role of the playwright.


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