Pat Kinevane’s New Play “Before” At The Source Arts Centre


Written & Performed by Pat Kinevane
Directed by Jim Culleton


Pat Kinevane is one of Ireland’s finest actors, and the man behind a trilogy of plays that explore what it is to be marginalised, a person on the edge, a person on the outside looking in.

Pat Kinevane's New Play "Before" At The Source Arts Centre

Pat Kinevane’s play “Before” at the Source Arts Centre. Photo by Gerard Blanch

A multiple award-winner, Pat Kinevane has a gift of bringing fascinating, moving, and yet very funny stories to the stage. He breaks the fourth wall, reaching out to the audience and making them feel part of his world. His Corkonian accent is often gloriously on show.


From the team that brought you Forgotten, Underneath and the Olivier Award-winning Silent, Before is a new play with much music, set in Clery’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… – Olivier Awards winners 2016 – Pat Kinevane for Silent



The Source Arts Centre Thurles

Friday 09 November

Tickets €18/16 conc.

Box Office 0504 90204


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