Theatre & Dance
Accessible Performances

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

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.

King is the fifth collaboration between Pat Kinevane and Fishamble, with Jim Culleton as director. The production was developed with the support of Nasc Network Commission and Georganne Aldrich Heller.

Age guidance: 14 Yrs +

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Post show discussion: Pat Kinevane and Director Jim Culleton will join us immediately after the performance on Fri 27 Oct in conversation with BIAF Artistic Director & Chief Executive Richard Wakely.

The performance on the Saturday 28 October will feature BSL. Our access services are made possible by the generous support of the Halifax Foundation.

Contains themes of parental loss, mental health struggles and agoraphobia; strobe lighting and strong language/swearing


  • Written & Performed by Pat Kinevane
  • Director Jim Culleton
  • Composer and Sound Designer Denis Clohessy
  • Lighting Designer Pius McGrath
  • Stylist Catherine Condell
  • Make Up Zoe Clark
  • Dramaturg Gavin Kostick
  • Choreographer Kristina Chaloir and Julian Brigatti
  • Voice of Tango Instructor José Miguel Jimenez
  • Producer Eva Scanlan
  • Associate Producer Cally Shine
  • Marketing Dafni Zarkadi, Allie Whelan & Rachel Foran
  • Image © Leo Byrne & Publicis landscape

Incredibly compelling and poignant narrative.

Irish Times

The stagecraft [is] unsurpassed…immaculate

Sunday Independent