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October 2015

Al Porter SOLD OUT

Saturday 3rd October, 2015 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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16/14

‘Al Porter Is Yours’ is the irreverent debut show from Ireland’s newest comedy star. Porter made history earlier this year by being the youngest Irish comic to headline (and sell out) Vicar Street. He did so, three nights in a row! At only 22, Al juggles his time as co-presenter on Drivetime 2FM while performing at major festivals and venues across the country, making television appearances (Republic of Telly, The Saturday Night Show) and writing & starring in a pantomime…

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Live Love Laugh

Friday 23rd October, 2015 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
20/18

Best known as Winnie McGoogan in the hit BBC sitcom, Mrs Brown’s Boys, actress Eilish O'Carroll comes into her own here with this wonderfully entertaining one woman show. Live Love Laugh is a reflective look on an eventful life that includes a strict Catholic upbringing, two failed marriages, and coming out as a lesbian at the age of 50. Sex features quite a lot in the show, but never in a crude way. Catholic guilt is also in plentiful supply…

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November 2015

We Are All in the Gutter, But Some of Us Are Looking at David O’Doherty

Friday 20th November, 2015 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
18/16

David O’Doherty, the Lidl Enya, the broken Bublé, is delighted to present a new hour of talking and songs played on a stupid keyboard from 1986. Life is like a box of chocolates, but one where somebody else has eaten all the chocolates. And replaced them with mouse heads and dishwasher tablets.

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December 2015

Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

Thursday 10th December, 2015 - 20:00
The Keadeen Hotel, Curragh Road
Newbridge, W12 T925 Ireland
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Having played to a full house at The Keadeen Hotel last summer and over 100 sell out shows in Ireland during 2009 and 2010, Basil, Sybil and Manuel return to serve you dinner and a feast of comic delights. Some familiar scenes, some off the cuff but all with a "Faulty" seasoning and a guarantee to keep you laughing all the way to the dessert. Basil is manic, Sybil domineering, and Manuel – of course – is hopelessly language-challenged. Everything…

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January 2016

Jason Byrne: 20 Years A Clown

Thursday 28th January, 2016 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20

The Star of Wild Things on SKY and The Snaptastic Show on TV3 celebrates 20 years of stand up with a brand new hilarious show. Jason Byrne's Shows have been getting better every year and his first one was brilliant. So don't miss the show that is 20 times better than brilliant. THERE IS NO SUPPORT ACT. JASON BYRNE ON STAGE 8PM. Strictly Over 16's Only. 'The Outright King of Live Comedy' - The Times ‘Full-on, doubled up, gasping for…

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February 2016

Des Bishop: Grey Matters

Wednesday 10th February, 2016 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€22

The fantasy of everlasting youth dyed with Des’s last purchase of Just for Men over a year ago. Now he is embracing the Grey and letting the wisdom of his years inspire his stand up. Grey Matters tackles the issues confronting Des these days, returning to live in New York, being surrounded by other people’s kids, gender and marriage equality, the dangers of snapchat, dating a Chinese woman, the prospect of reaching 40 and most of all, after the documentary-style…

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March 2016

Pat Shortt: Selfie

Friday 4th March, 2016 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€28

Back by popular demand, the irrepressible Pat Shortt is back with his latest show SELFIE. In Selfie Pat brings us on an hilarious journey with Mossey Burke, the singing undertaker, and the chaos that can happen around an Irish funeral. Through laughs and punch-lines and hilarious one-liners Pat performs a myriad of truly Irish comedic scenarios that no matter what part of the country you are from you will have seen or heard of first hand! His unique, comedic but…

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CTRL+ALT+DELAMERE

Friday 18th March, 2016 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€22

Neil Delamere - CTRL+ALT+DELAMERE Following sold out shows last year Neil returns with a brand new show brimming with hilarious stories and incisive wit. 2015 saw the award-winning comedian continue his star turn on the perennially popular The Blame Game for BBC NI on TV and radio. Neil also landed his own weekend national radio show for Today FM and the hosting role in the new RTE2 science series Eureka. Now he’s back to his first love, telling tall tales…

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May 2016

The Nualas: The Glitterbomb Tour

Friday 6th May, 2016 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€19/17

The Nualas are celebrating their 21st – In those years they've played extended seasons in London, Dublin and New York, written and recorded several series for BBC Radio 4, split up and got back together again, clocked up innumerable TV appearances, and met Chris de Burgh in the flesh. Now, with scorchingly brilliant new songs, red hot new chat and blistering new shoes, they are jetting in for one night only to leave you helpless with laughter, delirious with pleasure,…

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Circus Theatre: Starman

Thursday 19th May, 2016 - 19:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15 / €12/€32 (family)

Have you ever looked to the heavens for inspiration or guidance? Star Man, the latest show from the award winning Tumble Circus, is an entertaining expedition into what happens when dreams and destiny collide and follows the journey of one man and his life as a circus artist, a dad, and a clown. Star Man promises an energetic mix of stand-up, slapstick, sequins, and … cardboard. This new all ages show from the award winners behind This Is What We…

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Comedy: Developing the Country as a Hole

Thursday 26th May, 2016 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€12/€10

Are Irish people scared that – if we don’t buy a house – someone will steal it from us for 800 years? And what’s the point of Marriage? Is it to find someone, who freakily resembles one of your parents, so you can spend eternity, having the same three arguments? Abie Philbin Bowman (Irish Pictorial Weekly, Callan’s Kicks, Arena, ‘Jesus: The Guantanamo Years’) wants answers, in this critically acclaimed hour of stand up comedy. You’ll soon see why Abie has…

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September 2016

Punchlion Comedy Workshop for Kids

Saturday 17th September, 2016
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10

Do you like telling silly jokes? Do you want to express your inner comedian?? Are you good at acting funny??? Then join the Punch Lion Comedy Workshops at the Riverbank Arts Centre with an introduction to stand-up comedy, comedy improvisation, sketches, comedy acting and silly story-telling. A confidence building workshop in a supportive environment. Our classes are fun, positive and shhhhh (don’t tell anyone!) …a great laugh! Our funny-bone tutors are awesome trained actors and award-winning comedians. Workshops are limited to 15…

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Al Porter At Large

Saturday 17th September, 2016 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20/€16

Irish star Al Porter, as seen on BBC’s Live at the Apollo, follows up his hugely successful Edinburgh debut with a brand new show full of cheekiness, honesty & sparkling showmanship! Still living at home in Dublin, 23 year old Al has plenty of gossip from accidentally kidnapping his Godson to holidaying with twenty middle aged strangers! A feel good hour full of his trademark council-estate camp! ★★★★★ "Hilarious" - ScotsGay Magazine ★★★★ "Infectiously joyful...A unique blast" - Chortle ★★★★…

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Punch Lion Kids’ Comedy Show

Sunday 18th September, 2016 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€8

A family friendly stand-up comedy club for kids and big kids! We bring top comedians with silly jokes to make you giggle and grin and laugh out loud. Our MC is from the The Laughter Lounge, Steve Cummins. Joining him is Father Teds, Joe Rooney, and regular comedy performers Totally Wired. Come to the show for knock, knock jokes and silly songs, nonsense word play and stories of pongs. Big loud mime and funny faces, laughing loud at weird voices.…

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November 2016

Des Bishop Grey Matters

Thursday 17th November, 2016 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25

The fantasy of everlasting youth dyed with Des’s last purchase of Just for Men over a year ago. Now he is embracing the Grey and letting the wisdom of his years inspire his stand up. Grey Matters tackles the issues confronting Des these days, returning to live in New York, being surrounded by other people’s kids, gender and marriage equality, the dangers of snapchat, dating a Chinese woman, the prospect of reaching 40 and most of all, after the documentary-style…

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Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

Wednesday 30th November, 2016 - 20:00
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Thursday 1st December, 2016

The Keadeen Hotel, Curragh Road
Newbridge, W12 T925 Ireland
€48

Interactive Theatre International in association with Ten42 Productions Present: Faulty Towers The Dining Experience Having played over 500 sell out shows in Ireland during the last eight years the multi award winning Faulty Towers the Dining Experience returns to Ireland for a short pre Christmas tour bring a feast of comic delights, some familiar some off the cuff but all with a “Faulty” seasoning and a guarantee to keep you laughing all the way to the desert. Basil is manic,…

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December 2016

Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

Thursday 1st December, 2016 - 20:00
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Thursday 1st December, 2016

The Keadeen Hotel, Curragh Road
Newbridge, W12 T925 Ireland
€48

Interactive Theatre International in association with Ten42 Productions Present: Faulty Towers The Dining Experience Having played over 500 sell out shows in Ireland during the last eight years the multi award winning Faulty Towers the Dining Experience returns to Ireland for a short pre Christmas tour bring a feast of comic delights, some familiar some off the cuff but all with a “Faulty” seasoning and a guarantee to keep you laughing all the way to the desert. Basil is manic,…

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January 2017

Jason Byrne is Propped Up

Thursday 26th January, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€22

Jason Byrne’s brand new show has everything you’ve come to expect from ‘The Outright King of Live Comedy’ (The Times), plus Ducks, False Chins, Portable Igloos, Bewildered Owls and much, much more. The star of ‘Wild Things’ Sky 1 and ‘The Snaptastic Show’ TV3 has gone back to his comedy roots, probably so he can pull them up and use them as a prop as well. ‘Watching a new Jason Byrne Show is like witnessing lightning in a bottle’ Edinburgh…

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February 2017

The Nualas are All Spanxed Up!

Saturday 18th February, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20/18

The sequins are out, the hurty shoes are on, the hair is coiffed to within an inch of its life, and the liposuction didn't work, but who cares! They've got spanx! Welcome to an evening of scintillating new songs, spleen-rupturingly hilarious new chat, and a stunningly bendy repertoire of new moves, despite the fact that they've lost all feeling from the waist down (the spanx). This fabulous new extravaganza from The Nualas will leave your ankles swollen with laughter, your…

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March 2017

Neil Delamere – Handstand

Thursday 16th March, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€23

Following sold out shows last year, the master of mirth is back with his own unique brand of his irreverent humour. 2016 was another busy year for the perennially popular star of the Blame Game, which celebrates its 10th birthday on TV this year. With that, a science comedy series for RTE2 and his radio show on Today FM under his belt, now he is back to where it all started, talking to strangers in rooms for money. "Simply put,…

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April 2017

Pat Shortt: How’s Tings?

Friday 21st April, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€28

Fresh from the success of his award-winning show, Selfie (“Dangerously funny.” - onstageblog.com, New York) Pat Shortt returns to Riverbank Arts Centre with a brand new show called How’s Tings? In a night of music and mayhem, Ireland’s most popular comedian explores all sorts of tings. Big tings and little tings. Personal tings and tings that are not so personal. Important international tings and tings that only affect the parish. In Shortt, it’s a funny show about tings.  

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May 2017

Comedy: Kevin McAleer Saying Yes to Yes

Saturday 20th May, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20

Join spiritual guru Kevin McAleer for a mind-bending evening of living fully in the moment, with meditation, mindfulness, deep breathing, tree visualization, bananarama yoga, straw bale therapy, psychic flower arranging, firewalking with dolphins and ego massage. McAleer is recognized worldwide and beyond as Tyrone's leading Zen Buddhist saint, having trained for thirty three years under the legendary Deepjoy Chakra in Peru, before founding the Institute of Light™ in Belfast in 1972. He will be signing copies of his thirty nine…

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PJ Gallagher: Dickhead – SOLD OUT

Friday 26th May, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20

Hot on the heels of his 2016 success with Irish Box Office smash ‘The Young Offenders’, PJ Gallagher returns to the stand-up stage with his brand new show Dickhead: A Brief History of the Irish Willy. Best known for his television show ‘Naked Camera’, his various characters in the programme included an emotionally unstable taxi driver, renowned ladies man Jake Stevens and the Dirty Auld One. He also presents P. J. & McCabe In The Morning on Classic Hits 4FM.

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July 2017

COMEDY: Straight Outta Connemara

Thursday 20th July, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12

Paraic Breathnach is the quintessential “Man from  the West” who has ploughed a unique furrow in popular art through his role as a Founder of Macnas and on his TG4 show “Soiscéal Pháraic”. Probably best known as “Jacksie” from “Killnascully” he now takes to the stage with a new show “Straight Outta Connemara”. Breathnach comes form a long line of story tellers, brought up in South Connemara he was immersed in the Seanachie tradition at an early age and he…

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September 2017

COMEDY: Dirtbirds

Friday 15th September, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/16
DIRT BIRDS

Dirtbirds the internet sensation, are landing in Newbridge for one night only. Catch the Dublin Dirtbirds, Carmel and Debs as they chat about life, love and the ever changing size of Kim Kardashian's arse. The south side sickeners Eleanor and Emer will be there competing with each about everything from personal trainers to who has the smallest Shitzu and pretending their lives are 'soooo amazing'. And last but not least the not so beautiful beauty bloggers Dee and Andrea will…

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October 2017

COMEDY: David O’Doherty – Big Time

Saturday 7th October, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/16

David O'Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is delighted to present an evening of his latest jokes and songs in Newbridge. David has spent the last year on tour round America with Flight of the Conchords and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival. Over Christmas he sold out a record-breaking eleven nights at Whelan's, and has just completed his largest ever UK tour. When not on tour, O'Doherty is a regular panel member on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10…

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November 2017

COMEDY: Bernard O’Shea & Karl Spain Fat Chancers

Saturday 4th November, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€16

Comedians Karl Spain and Bernard O’Shea have decided to drop a few pounds together and go on tour around Ireland in 2017 and 2018. Karl says: "Don’t expect massive weight loss or body transformations or Bernard being funny”.

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January 2018

FIRST FORTNIGHT: Sally Denver Matthews

Thursday 18th January, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€14/12

Sally + Stephen + 2 bottles of Malbec = Heidi. Heidi has only been around for 6 months, but she is already in charge. Sally adores her new baby, but she misses her old life when she only had herself to worry about. Her new life as a mother is overwhelming and it feels like there’s no time to talk to Stephen. At least Sally still gets to see her friends (in photos) and still gets to wash her hair…

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COMEDY: Jason Byrne – The Man With Three Brains

Thursday 25th January, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20

The Man With Three Brains’ is a brand new show from the highly acclaimed and extremely funny, Jason Byrne. Jason has three brains which kick into action when he hits the stage. His left brain scans the audience and room, looking for improv moments. His right brain collates stand-up material and stunts, poised to dish out the funnies at speed. His centre brain is Jason’s coach, pushing him to the limit.This show will peel back the madness inside Jason Byrne’s…

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February 2018

COMEDY: David O Doherty: Big Time

Friday 9th February, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/€16

David O'Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is delighted to present an evening of his latest jokes and songs. David has spent the last year on tour round America with Flight of the Conchords and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival. Over Christmas he sold out a record-breaking eleven nights at Whelan's, and has just completed his largest ever UK tour. As seen on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

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April 2018

COMEDY: Neil Delamere, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Pensioner

Thursday 12th April, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€23

Note: Rescheduled from 3rd March to 12th April One day Neil’s dad asked him to help deliver the Meals on Wheels. He agreed. Little did they know that their lives would never be the same again. Except for the bits of their lives that didn’t change. “You’ll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe." ***** The Scotsman “One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine. *****.” The Herald

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COMEDY: The Nualas Glam Slam!

Saturday 14th April, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20/€18
The nualas glam slam at riverbank arts centre newbridge

Bam!  Pow!  Biff! Shazam!  They are back in the ring for a glittering bout of knock-out, body-slamming comedy gold. They dance like a butterfly and sing like a bee. They'll have you flat out on the mat with laughter. They will literally punch you right in the kisser with their gloves of gags and gaiety. Who? The Nualas. What? Their new show, Glam-Slam. Don't miss this slug-fest of musical genius from Ireland's first ladies of comedy. “I laughed until I…

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COMEDY: Alison Spittle Worrier Princess

Saturday 21st April, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€12
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Alison worries. She worries so much she's decided to do a show about it and now she can worry about making it a good show. One of Ireland's fastest rising comedians,the star and writer of RTE's new major series 'Nowhere Fast' , join Alison on her first tour. As seen on RTÉ (Brendan O'Connor's Cutting Edge, Republic of Telly, Des Bishop, this is Ireland), TV3, Sky Arts and heard on Newstalk (George Hook), this is Alison’s hilarious follow up to…

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May 2018

DES BISHOP LIVE

Sunday 27th May, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€23

Des Bishop returns to the Riverbank Arts Centre on Sunday 27th May! Des, who is currently taking the US comedy circuit by storm is returning to Ireland for a limited time only. Don’t miss this chance to see one of the nations most celebrated comedians perform his hilarious stand up show.

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June 2018

COMEDY: Further Ted

Friday 22nd June, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€17.50

Further Ted is a show that brings two of the most memorable characters from Father Ted to-gether for a night of stand-up and musical comedy and a chance to compete in a "Lovely Girls" competition. You don't have to be a girl to enter and the winner gets a romantic candle lit night in for one, a luxury cruise in a boat of your own making and a full set of bespoke rubber gloves. Joe Rooney (Father Damo) and Patrick…

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July 2018

COMEDY: Eric Lalor

Saturday 14th July, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€12

Many would have seen him on RTE’s Fair City, but Lalor is better known for his warm, energetic on stage presence as a standup. With gags that always hit the spot, his engaging, high intensity performances makes him on the top names of ‘must book’ comedians. Eric is a regular act at the prestigious Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival, as well as playing the Electric Picnic, Galway Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Portlaoise Halloween Howls and Iveagh Gardens Festivals as well as…

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November 2018

COMEDY THEATRE: Alternative Bedtime Stories.

Saturday 24th November, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€16/€14

Once upon a time, two fair maidens dragged fairy tales kicking and screaming into the 21st century in this sharp and original review of all things “happily ever after”. Follow the trail of breadcrumbs to see your favourite bedtime stories poked with a big stick before being tossed into a cauldron with physical comedy and biting wit. Follow the trail of breadcrumbs into the mind of the MakeyUppers where you will stumble across the stories you thought you knew. Watch…

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