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March 2017
€16/14

The New Theatre presents: Ledwidge

Thursday 30th March, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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A call to arms, War Poet Francis Ledwidge (Ethan Dillon) is torn between his love for Shivvie (Katie O'Kelly) his friend and confidante and Ellie (Amy O'Dwyer). In spite of their fears he enlists in Captain Dunsany's (Ian Meehan) regiment and is dispatched to Suvla Bay. Excelling as a sniper, Ledwidge distinguishes himself at Gallipoli but the poet remains conflicted. Gerard Humphreys' play explores the poet's personal struggles with war and his early life as a trade union activist in…

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April 2017
€16/14

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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…we don’t live in a Republic, we live in an economy. A wry and funny look at Irish life one hundred years after the 1916 Rising, What have we become, what is important to us? From the offices of the Inishshannon Chronicle, the intrepid staff report the news as the country faces a General Election, their town attempts to mark the 1916 Centenary by celebrating a rather tenuous connection to the Rising and their own futures are threatened by a…

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€15/12

Then This Theatre presents: Collected Stories

Wednesday 5th April, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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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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€20/€18

The Successful TD

Saturday 8th April, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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One of your own – a vote for Tull is a vote for yourself! THE SUCCESSFUL TD follows the Trials, Tribulations, misadventures and hilarious antics of TULL McADOO as he seeks re-election to the Dail in the "October Elections” Written by John B Keane in 1967 he displays his edge for humor and satire that are uncomfortably close to the politics of today ... Peppered with Keane's gallery of madcap characters this show will have you laughing at politics (in a good way) from the start. Tull has…

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€16/14

Theatre: The Man in The Woman’s Shoes

Thursday 13th April, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Set in October 1978 - Pope John Paul the First is not long dead, autumn is closing in and Pat Farnon has ‘some business’ to do in town. The Man In The Woman’s Shoes follows Pat Farnon as he walks to town and back again. It is a beautifully observed piece, utterly simple and Murfi’s “astonishing acting” has been widely praised. The Man In The Woman’s Shoes is funny, tender and at times downright daft. You might just fall in…

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Theatre: The Flood

Wednesday 26th April, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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A live multi-sensory audio play in the dark Close your eyes as the inventive Carpet Theatre brings you a fascinating play in the dark, where live music, sound effects and smells swirl around you. David, an old sailor with failing sight, mops a leak in his kitchen all night during the floods. His family are out of reach and the Council are too busy to help. As the rain pours and the waters rise, a lifetime of memories flows through…

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