17 November - 05 December 2009


Tickets: 22

If you push too far, secrets will out

**** ‘bracing new play…knockout cast’   – Metro

‘fantastic writing, rich dialogue – wonderful to see (Spallen) is a master of language and imagery’

‘Dark truth wrapped in humour and comedy…superb performances’ 

‘all credit to direction…very entertaining, absolutely brilliant, I loved it, can’t recommend it highly enough’  – RTÉ  Arena

‘explosive dialogue played with menacing wit’  – The Guardian

‘writing is quite extraordinary…very exciting play…very funny, wonderfully witty’  – RTÉ The View

‘awash with style and verve, wit and intellect…tremendous performances’   – The Irish Times

Click here to read the full Irish Times review by Peter Crawley

Following the recent death of her husband, Máirín, an artist and an outsider living in a small coastal village in Northern Ireland, gathers three local women to her house. Each of the women gathered has a reason for being there and a bloody good reason not to be there. These women have secrets. This community has secrets. And, as the evening passes, Máirín learns more than she bargained for about the man she had loved.

Fishamble, the award-winning company who so far in 2009 have brought you Handel’s Crossing, Forgotten, Noah and the Tower Flower and The Pride of Parnell Street is delighted to present the world premiere of Strandline.

Strandline is a richly comic, searing drama by Abbie Spallen, one of Ireland’s most exciting playwrights and recent winner of the Steward Parker Trust Award.

Performance Dates, Tickets and Information

17 NOV – 5 DEC 2009~ Tickets

€22/18 (conc)

Previews, 17 & 18 NOV, 8PM, €18

Matinees, 28 NOV & 5 DEC 2009, 3PM, €18

Duration tbc

*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.


BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613


Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email melanie@projectartscentre.ie (Mon-Fri during office hours) Seating

Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?

…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins…. …or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another. Parking Offer

Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information. Hungry?

Want to grab a bite to eat before the show? Why not pop down to Milano Restaurant in Temple Bar and pick their pre-theatre menu – Pizza, Pasta or Salad plus and a glass of wine – for just €12.50. Available from 5pm -7pm, just show your tickets or email booking confirmation to avail of this offer.

And if you’re in a rush remember that Milano also delivers to Project Arts Centre. Choose from a range of delicious made to order pizzas delivered to you in our bar. No queues and no need to even leave the building. Ask a member of our bar staff for more information.milano

STRANDLINE By Abbie Spallen Directed by Jim Culleton Lighting by Paul Keogan Set by Sabine Dargent Costume by Leonore McDonagh Composer Denis Clohessy Cast: Fiona Bell, Cathy Belton, Samantha Heaney, Conor McNeill, Eleanor Methven. Produced by Orla Flanagan Marketing & publicity: Marie Rooney

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