Photo Flash: Fishamble Presents Robert Massey's RANK at the Tricycle
Fishamble’s Artistic Director, Jim Culleton, will direct the British premiere of Robert Massey’s Rank running at the Tricycle from 3 November until 29 November with press night on 5 November. Set and costume design is by Blaithin Sheerin, with lighting design by Mark Galione and sound design by Ivan Birthistle and Vincent Doherty. Rank, the fifth production that Fishamble has brought to the Tricycle, begins its North London run following its world premiere at The Helix as part of the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival, and a brief run at the Civic Theatre Tallaght.In the harsh world of grifting, gambling and getting by, two taxi-drivers face the toughest choice of their lives. One wrong turn of the cards and this time there’s no way back. Rank, by Irish playwright Robert Massey, is a darkly comic thriller, where loyalty, trust and friendship are just more chips to be thrown on the table. Take a trip through the grim, seething and sometimes hilarious criminal world of the north Dublin suburbs. Robert Massey has written three plays: Deadline, Over and Out and Rank. Deadline was developed as part of the Playtalk programme at the Abbey Theatre and produced by Lane Productions at Andrews Lane Studio in February 2006 transferring to Andrew Lane Theatre in April that year. Over and Out was also produced by Lane Productions, opening at the Civic Theatre Tallaght in May 2008 before a nationwide Irish tour.The cast is Luke Griffin (Fred Farrell), Eamonn Hunt (George Kelly), Alan King (Carl Conway), John Lynn (‘Two in the Bush’) and Bryan Murray (Jack Farrell).This year Fishamble: The New Play Company is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. The Company, founded in 1988, has since 1990 has been dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work for the Irish stage. Fishamble’s passionate commitment to new plays and new approaches to creating theatre has been demonstrated through 20 years of production and innovation.
Luke Griffin and Bryan Murray
John Lynn, Alan King and Eamonn Hunt
Eamonn Hunt and Bryan Murray
Photos by Patrick Redmond