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March 2017
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Theatre: My Real Life

Friday 3rd March, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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My Real Life by Eoin Colfer

Wexford man Noel has advanced MS and decides to end it all. While waiting for his overdose to take effect he records an increasingly rambling message for his best friend. Noel has apologies to make and messages to send. He has love in his heart and he wants to declare it even if it’s already too late.  Noel spends what is possibly the last hour of his life re-living the highs and lows of the past forty years and, surprisingly…

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Theatre: This Limetree Bower

Thursday 9th March, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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this lime tree bower

Conor McPhersons’ award winning play, This Lime Tree Bower is a poignant and funny tale told through three interlinking monologues from the author of The Weir. Originally produced and directed at Dublin’s Crypt Theatre by McPherson himself, it later transferred to the Bush Theatre, London. The play follows three young men from a small seaside town who tell of their inextricably linked lives and the eventful week which was to change things for good. Developed at FRINGE LAB with the…

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National Theatre UK Connections: Kildare Festival

Friday 10th March, 2017 - Sunday 12th March, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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For the first time Crooked House Theatre Company brings all of the youth theatres in County Kildare together to showcase their brand new plays for the NT Connections 2017 season, and to take part in workshops and masterclasses for the weekend.   Friday 10th March 8.00pm         Double Bill Griese Youth Theatre, Ballitore: Zero for the Young Dudes! by Alistair McDowall. Directed by Dee Burke, this is a play about revolution, tyranny, and summer camps by an exciting new…

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LOCAL ARTS: Daily Appointments

Thursday 23rd March, 2017 - Saturday 25th March, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Dr Phillip Daily has his hands full with an array of Patients and their ailments coming and going in his Surgery, things don’t go according to plan when a love struck Porter and an angry Secretary add Confusion and Mayhem to his Appointments. But has the good Doctor got a hidden agenda in this Hilarious new comedy written by Dave Tiernan . Directed by Catherine Connolly & Dave Tiernan

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The New Theatre presents: Ledwidge

Thursday 30th March, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Discover the life, love and poetry of an oft-forgotten Irish hero in a new play by Stewart Parker Award-winning playwright, Gerard Humphreys. Redmond has made the call for Irish Volunteers to fight with Britain in Europe and to go “wherever the fighting line extends”, leading to staunch opposition from other Volunteers. A split in the ranks is forming. In ‘LEDWIDGE’, Humphreys explores Ledwidge’s personal conflict during World War I, his early life as a trade union organiser, and his relationships…

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April 2017
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Theatre: Johnny I hardly Knew Ye by Jim Nolan

Saturday 1st April, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Set in a provincial newspaper office in the Irish Midlands in the run up to Easter 2016, the privately owned Inishshannon Chronicle has just been acquired by a media conglomerate and the new brush is about to sweep clean. As the newspaper’s staff adjust to radical changes in its structure and ethos, the town it serves prepares to celebrate a tenuous connection to the Easter Rising. The revelation that this connection is not quite what it seems puts the Chronicle’s…

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Then This Theatre presents: Collected Stories

Wednesday 5th April, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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collected stories

The place: Greenwich Village. The question: Do artists survive by devouring one another? Ruth Steiner is the imperious bohemian author of acclaimed works of fiction. Lisa Morrison is the callow and eager student who dreams of literary stardom. Lisa offers Ruth her services as personal assistant, and before you can say ALL ABOUT EVE the younger woman has begun appropriating secrets from Ruth’s glory days to rocket herself to success. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies. His plays have…

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