Fishamble: The New Play Company &
the Abbey Theatre present
by Deirdre Kinahan
Will truth out?
Set over one evening, Rathmines Road by Deirdre Kinahan is a play that rages in a tiny room. Fraught, funny, and ferocious, this new drama challenges the cultural response to accusations of sexual assault.
Olivier Award-winning Fishamble and the Abbey Theatre are delighted to present Deirdre’s latest powerful and questioning drama. Bristling with tension, Rathmines Road unleashes a brutal truth that affects us all. It is a play that asks: when and how do we take responsibility?
Written by Deirdre Kinahan
Directed by Jim Culleton
Set & Costume Design Maree Kearns
Lighting Design Kevin Smith
Sound Design Carl Kennedy
Meet the Team
Deirdre Kinahan is actively involved in the Irish Theatre Sector both as Playwright and Producer. She is an elected member of Aosdána, Ireland’s association of outstanding artists and currently sits on the board of the Abbey Theatre. Deirdre is also an advisor to the Stewart Parkert Trust whose mission is to encourage new writing for the stage. Her work is translated into many languages and produced regurlarly both in Ireland and on the International stage. She is published by Nick Hern Books.
Plays include: RISE (Old Vic), WILD SKY, SPINNING, HALCYON DAYS, BOGBOY, MOMENT, HUE & CRY, MELODY, MAISY DALY’S RAINBOW.
For Radio: BOGBOY (RTE) & A BAG ON BALLYFINCH PLACE (BBC)
In 2017 Deirdre is under commission to Manhattan Theatre Club (New York), Fishamble Theatre Company (Ireland), The Old Vic (London), Meath County Council (Ireland) and has numerous other theatre and writing projects in development.
Her work has garnered her many awards most notably a Fringe First for Halcyon Days in 2013 and the Tony Doyle Bursary with BBC Northern Ireland 2009. She is the recipient of the Jim McNaughton Tilestyle Artist Bursary 2013, A Pegggy Ramsay Award 2014 and Arts Council of Ireland Commission Award 2015. Her plays MOMENT & SPINNING have been nominated by numerous international award committees: Westies London, Helen Hayes Washington DC, Jeffs Chicago, Doras Toronto.
Agent Representation: Lily Williams, Curtis Brown, London.
Leah Hamos, Gersh, New York.
‘A ferociously funny and unexpectedly shattering writer’
London Metro on MOMENT 2011.
Jim Culleton is the artistic director of Fishamble: The New Play Company. For Fishamble, he has directed productions which have toured throughout Ireland, UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US. His productions for Fishamble have won over a dozen Irish and international awards, including an Olivier Award for Silent by Pat Kinevane. Jim has also directed for companies including the Abbey Theatre, Woodpecker/the Gaiety, 7:84 (Scotland), Project Arts Centre, Amharclann de hIde, Tinderbox, The Passion Machine, The Ark, Second Age, RTE Radio 1, The Belgrade, TNL Canada, Dundee Rep Ensemble, TCD School of Drama, CoisCéim/Crash Ensemble/GIAF, RTE lyric fm, Fighting Words, Origin (New York), Vessel (Australia), and Symphony Space Broadway/Irish Arts Center (New York). Jim has taught for NYU, NUIM, GSA, Uversity, the Lir, Villanova, Notre Dame, TCD and UCD.