• From Wednesday, 6 November 2013
  • To Saturday, 7 December 2013
  • Showing on Peacock stage
  • Running time: 1hr 25mins


‘Hopeless, helpless, in-the-way person’

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 this past through the romantic world of Rudolph Valentino.

Fishamble return to the Abbey Theatre with this theatrical, beautiful production that delves into the dark corners of the Irish psyche.

We are delighted to present Silent once again on the Peacock stage following its run here in 2012 and its 2011 national and international tour. During its run at Dancebase for the Edinburgh Fringe, Fishamble and Pat Kinevane won both Fringe First and Herald Angel awards.

Get to know the show with this interview from RTÉ Radio 1 – Today with Pat Kenny

‘Stunning’ – New York Times

‘Fabulous’ – LA Times

‘Mesmerising’ – Sydney Morning Herald

‘a striking performance under Jim Culleton’s effective direction…a moving story, which, until its end, pulses with the erratic noise of life’ – Irish Times

‘riveting’ – Sunday Times

‘a must-see if ever there was one’ – The List *****

‘fabulous dance of whirling words..a bravura outpouring of sorrow, anger, hurt and lacerating wit’ – The Herald (Scotland) *****

‘unflinching, intensely physical performance..bristling with black humour’ – The Scotsman ****

‘remarkable range of styles and devices…to be in that audience was to experience a rare synergy between performer and the performed-to’ – Irish Independent

Booking details:

Wednesday 6 November – Saturday 7 December on the Peacock stage
Time: Wednesday – Saturday 8pm
Ticket prices: €25 (conc. €18)

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Far and away the best performance in Irish theatre that I have seen for some time. Funny, tragic, spellbinding. Still thinking of it now. Pat’s performance is mesmerizing and unique. Well done a true five star show

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A stirring, thought provoking and comfort zone stripping performance as always by Pat. Saw SILENT at the Droichead Arts in Drogheda before he took it to Australia. Delighted to have another opportunity to see McGoldrig again.

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I saw this in The Glens Centre, Leitrim, and it was by far and away the best theatre performance I’ve seen in many years....a really astounding, honest performance, a roller coaster ride between hilarious humour, pathos, anger, poignancy and pain, with breakneck powerful physicality...I hope to get down to see it again. DON’T MISS IT!

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