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Delve Underneath Paisley Arts Centre

Paisley Arts Centre in New Street

Renowned Irish theatre company, Fishamble will bring their Edinburgh Fringe First award winning show, Underneath to Paisley Arts Centre on Thursday 7 July.

Paisley Arts Centre in New Street
Before the show, the audience will also experience a unique tour of Paisley Arts Centre and its grounds, to discover what lies ‘underneath’ the second oldest church in Paisley.

Discover the silk merchants, moulterers and manufacturers that are buried within the grounds and learn more about ex-provost William Carlile and the first Reverend of the Laigh Kirk Reverend Robert Mitchell.

The tour begins at 7pm and is free to attend. It will end shortly before the performance of Underneath begins in the theatre at 7.30pm

Written and performed by Pat Kinevane, Underneath is a blackly comic, rich and vivid tale of a life lived in secret, a testament to the people who live on the fringes, under the nose of everyday life. It explores the surface and what lies underneath.

Following the runaway international success of Forgotten and Silent, Ireland’s Fishamble presents Pat Kinevane’s third solo play, Underneath, directed by Jim Culleton.

This new play centres on a woman from Cobh, Ireland, who has been murdered and buried underneath a makeshift tomb. She tells the audience her story, including how her life changed when she was struck by lightning, her love for the rich and privileged Jasper, and her friendship with two prostitutes. It is full of fun and Irish banter with the audience and asks questions about how we judge each other, based on how we look and our perceptions of beauty.

Tickets for ‘Underneath’ are £10 (£8 conc)+ bkg fee* and are available from the Box Office on 0300 300 1210 or www.renfrewshireleisure.com/arts.