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September 2018

CULTURE NIGHT – KYT present Karamazoo

Friday 21st September, 2018 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Karamazoo is a 25 minute monologue for a young performer written in 2003 by London writer Philip Ridley. It is one of the most perfect pieces of writing for a young actor, combining fresh storytelling and comic characterisation that slowly reveals an unflinching critique of a failed social policy through the savage grief of a teenager struggling to cope with the death of a parent.  This witty and moving monologue is performed by Joe Brown and directed by Peter Hussey.…

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October 2018

LOCAL ARTS: Rent

Thursday 4th October, 2018 - 20:00
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One event on Friday 5th October, 2018 at 20:00

One event on Saturday 6th October, 2018 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

Newbridge’s Odd Theatre Company is delighted to present the spectacular musical Rent at the Riverbank this October, performed with a live band. Widely praised as one of the greatest musicals of all time, Rent has received numerous accolades, including four Tony Awards, and enjoyed a twelve-year run on Broadway. The show tells the tale of eight New York artists over the course of one year of their lives, and is both humorous and touching in equal measure. Having successfully produced…

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November 2018

LOCAL ARTS: Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde

Wednesday 14th November, 2018 - 20:00
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An event every day that begins at 20:00, repeating until Saturday 17th November, 2018

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars” Newbridge Drama Group proudly presents Oscar Wilde’s beloved comedy Lady Windermere’s Fan, directed by Jill O’Donnell. Lady Windermere’s Fan was the first of Oscar Wilde’s plays produced and the sparkling comedy proved an instant success with London audiences. The play follows the story of Lady Windermere, who is having a select party to celebrate her coming of age. Her husband, for reasons of his own,…

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December 2018

LOCAL ARTS: KYT presents By The Bog of Cats

Thursday 6th December, 2018 - 20:00
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One event on Friday 7th December, 2018 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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By the Bog of Cats is Marina Carr’s searing tragedy inspired by Euripides’ Medea and set in the Irish midlands. Spurned by the man she loves Hester Swaine lives as an outcast on the edge of the bog from where most of the settled community want her gone. Faced with the loss of her home and her only child, Hester conjures a desperate and tragic plan to revenge all those who rejected her. The play is directed by Allie Whelan,…

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LOCAL ARTS: DanceTones Christmas Show

Tuesday 18th December, 2018 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

‘The Little Red Bow’ A show of dance performances in Latin, Salsa, Hip Hop and more. A young boy and girl meet for the first time in a dance class - you will journey with them through their life story of happy and sad times. Dance performance by the local talented dancers of DanceTones Studios, Newbridge.

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January 2019

FIRST FORTNIGHT: Griese Youth Theatre presents: Burying Your Brother in the Pavement

Friday 18th January, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5

Burying Your Brother in the Pavement by Jack Thorne is a play that tackles the story of a teenage girl grieving for her dead brother with emotional honesty and imaginative flair. Written specifically for young people, it was commissioned as part of the 2008 National Theatre Connections Festival and premiered by youth theatres across the UK and Ireland. Griese Youth Theatre from Ballitore, County Kildare originally staged this show in Riverbank Arts Centre in June 2018. Griese Youth Theatre (GYT)…

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February 2019

LOCAL ARTS: Kildare Youth Theatre Presents The Penal Laws and The Radicalisation of Abdelaziz Faragher

Friday 8th February, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Saturday 9th February, 2019 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10/€6

These plays are part of a larger work called The Act of Oblivion which explores the colonisation of Ireland through the lens of scenes from the lives of young people today. The Penal Laws looks at the second-level education system, asking what price do we pay to teach conformity and standardisation? The Radicalisation of Abdelaziz Farragher explores rebellion, independence and civil war through the story of one young person who tries and fails to adapt to social systems. The plays…

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March 2019

LOCAL ARTS: Barren Rock Productions presents: An Evening with Oscar Wilde

Thursday 7th March, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

Join actor Richard Lynch and share the triumph and tragedy of one of the greatest writers of English Literature, Oscar Wilde. Wilde’s timeless comedy of manners The Importance of Being Earnest made him the toast of London Society. His gripping account of the condemned man’s final days before execution, resonate to this day in his riveting poem The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Interspersed throughout is a lightly sketched commentary on Wilde’s life. From his early childhood, Oxford University, the pinnacle…

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May 2019

LOCAL ARTS: Kildare Youth Theatre present HAMLET

Wednesday 1st May, 2019 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€10

So, you are 18. You go abroad to third level. You are a second year in the University of Wittenburg. You study Philosophy and Greek and Roman Civilization. Tragically, your father dies while you are in your first semester of second year. You return home for the funeral, which is massive: people from everywhere come to pay their respects. It lasts for days. Your father was a very well respected man. Three weeks after he dies security is tightened around…

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SCHOOL SHOW: KYT presents HAMLET

Thursday 2nd May, 2019 - 12:00
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One event on Friday 3rd May, 2019 at 12:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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So, you are 18. You go abroad to third level. You are a second year in the University of Wittenburg. You study Philosophy and Greek and Roman Civilization. Tragically, your father dies while you are in your first semester of second year. You return home for the funeral, which is massive: people from everywhere come to pay their respects. It lasts for days. Your father was a very well respected man. Three weeks after he dies security is tightened around…

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KYT presents: HAMLET

Thursday 2nd May, 2019 - 19:00
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One event on Friday 3rd May, 2019 at 19:00

One event on Wednesday 1st May, 2019 at 19:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10/€6

So, you are 18. You go abroad to third level. You are a second year in the University of Wittenburg. You study Philosophy and Greek and Roman Civilization. Tragically, your father dies while you are in your first semester of second year. You return home for the funeral, which is massive: people from everywhere come to pay their respects. It lasts for days. Your father was a very well respected man. Three weeks after he dies security is tightened around…

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VISUAL ARTS: Face to Face

Wednesday 8th May, 2019 - 10:00 - Thursday 16th May, 2019 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Face to Face Exhibition by 5th year students from The Curragh Post Primary School Creative Engagement Project with artist Paul Woods This exhibition is a culmination of a Creative Engagement project involving the 5th year students from the Curragh Post Primary School and visual artist Paul Woods.  The students were encouraged to explore their inner and outer selves through the use of cut-out silhouettes of their profiles combined with an imaginative use of symbolism that illustrates their individuality. The individual…

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LOCAL ARTS: Bothered and Bewildered by Gail Young

Wednesday 22nd May, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 23rd May, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Friday 24th May, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Saturday 25th May, 2019 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

Newbridge Drama Presents: Bothered and Bewildered, a comic drama that follows Irene and her two daughters Louise and Beth as they begin a long journey in which the girls lose their mother in spirit but not in body. This play deals with the subject of Alzheimer’s and has some equally wonderful comic and poignant moments. As Irene struggles to discern reality, she remembers her past and laments choices made on her behalf. She discusses with her unseen and witty companion,…

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June 2019

LOCAL ARTS: Newbridge Musical Society Gala Concert

Wednesday 5th June, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 6th June, 2019 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

Newbridge Musical Society Gala Concert Join Newbridge Musical Society in a celebration of song this June, as the group performs hit songs from Broadway, the West End, and beyond. Since 1981 the Society has produced musicals, drawing on Newbridge's fantastic local talent, and collecting numerous national awards in the process. This year's Gala Concert mixes classic tunes and comedy sketches, and is guaranteed to entertain

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LOCAL ARTS: Riff Raff Drama present: The Will to Surprise

Wednesday 19th June, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 20th June, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€12/€10

Riff Raff Drama Group are back! The Newbridge drama group present the premiere of a hilarious new play, The Will to Surprise by Dave Tiernan, which will leave you in tears of laughter. Old Joe Murphy has passed away, his family are called to hear his last will and testament in his cottage in the country. As the squabbling family arrive to receive their inheritance, greed soon takes over to push them further apart, and the deceased has left a…

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LOCAL ARTS: Kildare Youth Theatre presents The Small Hours

Saturday 22nd June, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10/€6

This is a chance for local audiences to see The Small Hours by Katherine Soper prior to it being staged in the Dorfman in The National Theatre in London. The Small Hours captures a moment in the lives of 8 teenagers and then follows them through the decades, through climate change and a changing world, until the end of their lives. It is part of the National Theatre (London) Connections programme. The National select 10 productions from 300 to be…

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LOCAL ARTS: Griese Youth Theatre

Friday 28th June, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Saturday 29th June, 2019 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Our modern world is filled with challenges unique to our generation. Can I become famous? Do people pay enough attention to me? How can I stand out while still fitting in with everyone else? What perpetuates this desire for an unachievable level of perfection? Narcissism and its many guises will be explored in a series of plays by Griese Youth Theatre. (see also Saturday, 29th June) Friday, 28th June - Double Bill. Beetroot New day, new school. Again. Zac falls…

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LOCAL ARTS: Griese Youth Theatre

Saturday 29th June, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10/€8

Our modern world is filled with challenges unique to our generation. Can I become famous? Do people pay enough attention to me? How can I stand out while still fitting in with everyone else? What perpetuates this desire for an unachievable level of perfection? Narcissism and its many guises will be explored in a series of plays by Griese Youth Theatre. (see also Friday, 28th June) Saturday, 29th June  The Gaff Do you understand teenagers today? Are they lazier, unmotivated,…

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July 2019

LOCAL ARTS: KNC presents ANNIE JR

Saturday 27th July, 2019 - 14:00
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One event on Saturday 27th July, 2019 at 17:30

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Annie Jr, based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR.features everyone’s favourite little redhead in her very first adventure. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the…

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September 2019

THEATRE: Sophie,  Ben, and other Problems by Conor Burke

Friday 13th September, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Sophie and Ben love each other a lot, but sometimes, they make that a bit too difficult for themselves. Two twenty-somethings who are trying to find their way in the world, they guide us through their lives of low-key alcoholism, deeply rooted regret, and unfortunate sexual mishaps. Join Sophie and Ben as they impart some words of wisdom on life, love, and modern day millennial relationships in a play that has been described by West-End Wilma as "quirky, wholesome, and…

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November 2019

LOCAL ARTS: Newbridge Drama Group Presents – 45 Seconds from Broadway by Neil Simon

Wednesday 6th November, 2019 - 20:00 - Saturday 9th November, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

From America’s master of contemporary Broadway comedy, here is a take on behind the scenes action in the entertainment world, this time near the heart of the theatre district. 45 Seconds from Broadway takes place in the legendary “Polish Tea Room” on New York’s 47th Street. Here Broadway theatre personalities gather and schmooze. Great acting roles flourish and home truths are at their best as Neil Simon continues to find humour in even the most painful moments of life This…

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LOCAL ARTS: NEWBRIDGE DRAMA PRESENTS 45 Seconds from Broadway

Wednesday 6th November, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 7th November, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Friday 8th November, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Saturday 9th November, 2019 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

From America’s master of contemporary Broadway comedy, Neil Simon, here is a take on behind the scenes action in the entertainment world, this time near the heart of the theatre district. 45 Seconds from Broadway takes place in the legendary “Polish Tea Room” on New York’s 47th Street. Here Broadway theatre personalities gather and schmooze. Great acting roles flourish and home truths are at their best as Neil Simon continues to find humour in even the most painful moments of…

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LOCAL ARTS: NEWBRIDGE DRAMA PRESENTS 45 Seconds from Broadway

Thursday 7th November, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 7th November, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Friday 8th November, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Saturday 9th November, 2019 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

From America’s master of contemporary Broadway comedy, Neil Simon, here is a take on behind the scenes action in the entertainment world, this time near the heart of the theatre district. 45 Seconds from Broadway takes place in the legendary “Polish Tea Room” on New York’s 47th Street. Here Broadway theatre personalities gather and schmooze. Great acting roles flourish and home truths are at their best as Neil Simon continues to find humour in even the most painful moments of…

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LOCAL ARTS: NEWBRIDGE DRAMA PRESENTS 45 Seconds from Broadway

Friday 8th November, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 7th November, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Friday 8th November, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Saturday 9th November, 2019 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

From America’s master of contemporary Broadway comedy, Neil Simon, here is a take on behind the scenes action in the entertainment world, this time near the heart of the theatre district. 45 Seconds from Broadway takes place in the legendary “Polish Tea Room” on New York’s 47th Street. Here Broadway theatre personalities gather and schmooze. Great acting roles flourish and home truths are at their best as Neil Simon continues to find humour in even the most painful moments of…

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LOCAL ARTS: NEWBRIDGE DRAMA PRESENTS 45 Seconds from Broadway

Saturday 9th November, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 7th November, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Friday 8th November, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Saturday 9th November, 2019 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

From America’s master of contemporary Broadway comedy, Neil Simon, here is a take on behind the scenes action in the entertainment world, this time near the heart of the theatre district. 45 Seconds from Broadway takes place in the legendary “Polish Tea Room” on New York’s 47th Street. Here Broadway theatre personalities gather and schmooze. Great acting roles flourish and home truths are at their best as Neil Simon continues to find humour in even the most painful moments of…

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LOCAL ARTS: Kildare Youth Theatre present WUTHERING HEIGHTS

Tuesday 19th November, 2019 - 19:00
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One event on Wednesday 20th November, 2019 at 19:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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'He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ― Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights In this modern adaptation of Emily Brontë’s Gothic fairy-tale, Jane Thornton infuses Wuthering Heights with quick-fire dialogue and an urgency that brings the age-old tale to life for a modern audience. In this searing, wild, and often funny, production, a troupe of storytellers take their audience on a whistle-stop tour of the novel all the while inhabiting…

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LOCAL ARTS: Kildare Youth Theatre present WUTHERING HEIGHTS

Wednesday 20th November, 2019 - 19:00
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One event on Wednesday 20th November, 2019 at 19:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10/€6

'He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ― Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights In this modern adaptation of Emily Brontë’s Gothic fairy-tale, Jane Thornton infuses Wuthering Heights with quick-fire dialogue and an urgency that brings the age-old tale to life for a modern audience. In this searing, wild, and often funny, production, a troupe of storytellers take their audience on a whistle-stop tour of the novel all the while inhabiting…

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LOCAL ARTS: Odd Theatre Company presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Thursday 28th November, 2019 - 20:00 - Saturday 30th November, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

The Odd Theatre Company is proud to present the smash-hit musical Little Shop of Horrors, a comedy that has wowed audiences on Broadway and beyond for over 35 years. From the creative team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin), this deviously delicious show contains some of musical theatre’s best-loved tunes, including ‘Suddenly, Seymour’ and ‘Skid Row’. When timid assistant florist, Seymour Krelborn, discovers a strange and interesting new plant, his…

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December 2019

MUSIC: HIGHLY STRUNG – All Wrapped Up

Friday 20th December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

For fans of the foursome, this is an evening of festive highlights that’s not to be missed. The ladies are delighted to return to the Riverbank for their annual Christmas show of classics old and new all wrapped up with their signature twist. The four friends’ diverse, complementary musical backgrounds create a mellow blend of sound which hallmarks the spirit of Christmas for their audiences. Highly Strung sprinkles a little starlight on the darkest time of the year with a…

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February 2020

LOCAL ARTS: Kildare Youth Theatre presents Queen’s County

Friday 28th February, 2020 - 20:00
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One event on Saturday 29th February, 2020 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Queen’s County draws inspiration from the fist trialled plantations operated by the English crown in Ireland in the 16th century in counties Laois and Offaly. The one in Laois became known as Queen’s County. This devised play explores displacement and alienation through the lens of young people’s experience today, and includes episodes on commuting, rural isolation, strangeness and belonging, in one character’s surreal train journey through County Laois en route home from Electric Picnic. The performance is devised by Kildare…

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LOCAL ARTS: Kildare Youth Theatre presents Queen’s County

Saturday 29th February, 2020 - 20:00
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One event on Saturday 29th February, 2020 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10/€8

Queen’s County draws inspiration from the fist trialled plantations operated by the English crown in Ireland in the 16th century in counties Laois and Offaly. The one in Laois became known as Queen’s County. This devised play explores displacement and alienation through the lens of young people’s experience today, and includes episodes on commuting, rural isolation, strangeness and belonging, in one character’s surreal train journey through County Laois en route home from Electric Picnic. The performance is devised by Kildare…

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May 2021

CONNECTIONS 2021: Youth Theatre Festival

Thursday 27th May, 2021 - 17:00 - Saturday 29th May, 2021 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE (booking required)

Each year the UK’s National Theatre commissions ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow. Every year, 300 youth theatre companies and over 6,000 young people produce a Connections play.  This year Riverbank Arts Centre is partnering with NT Connections to bring you plays by three Irish youth theatre companies Dramahouse, Kildare Youth Theatre and Ardclough Youth Theatre.  Due to Covid restrictions, these plays will be streamed…

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July 2021

LIVE BROADCAST: ODD THEATRE COMPANY – The Last Five Years

Saturday 3rd July, 2021 - 20:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15 (to view the live broadcast online)

The Odd Theatre Company is proud to present its production of the award-winning musical The Last Five Years, a show widely regarded as one of the finest musicals of the 21st century. An emotionally powerful and intimate tale of two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over half a decade, The Last Five Years follows the relationship of Cathy, a struggling actress, and Jamie, a rising novelist. The show's unconventional structure sees Cathy’s story…

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November 2021

LOCAL ARTS: Newbridge Musical Theatre presents: Music of the Night

Saturday 6th November, 2021 - 20:00
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One event on Sunday 7th November, 2021 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

Music of the Night: Musical Theatre’s Greatest Hits After nearly two years of waiting - musical theatre returns to Newbridge! Newbridge Musical Theatre (formerly Newbridge Musical Society) will stage ‘Music of the Night: Musical Theatre's Greatest Hits’ a concert featuring some of the greatest hits from Broadway and the West End at Riverbank Arts Centre. In particular, the concert will pay tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber, one of the most celebrated musical theatre composers, and will include classic songs from ‘Phantom of…

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LOCAL ARTS: Newbridge Musical Theatre presents: Music of the Night

Sunday 7th November, 2021 - 20:00
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One event on Sunday 7th November, 2021 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

Music of the Night: Musical Theatre’s Greatest Hits After nearly two years of waiting - musical theatre returns to Newbridge! Newbridge Musical Theatre (formerly Newbridge Musical Society) will stage ‘Music of the Night: Musical Theatre's Greatest Hits’ a concert featuring some of the greatest hits from Broadway and the West End at Riverbank Arts Centre. In particular, the concert will pay tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber, one of the most celebrated musical theatre composers, and will include classic songs from ‘Phantom of…

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December 2021

LOCAL ARTS: Newbridge Drama Group – 4 One-Act Plays

Wednesday 1st December, 2021 - 20:00 - Saturday 4th December, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

Newbridge Drama Group present four One-Act Plays - We Three by Olwen Wymark, Jimmy Shoe by Derek Egan, The Zoo Story by Edward Albee and Mary Lambert RIP by Siobhán Wright. We Three: A one act play written by Olwen Wymark Two women arrive for a rendez-vous but the third person they are expecting doesn't appear. Instead a girl that they don't know arrives, but she knows them. Who is she? Who are they? All is finally revealed. Cast: Em - Jenny…

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LOCAL ARTS: Highly Strung – All Wrapped Up

Saturday 18th December, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

A year like no other has made us realise the value of friendship. For fans of the foursome, this is a special festive celebration of friendship old and new. The ladies are delighted to return to the Riverbank for their annual Christmas show of classics old and new, all wrapped up with their signature twist. The four friends’ diverse, complementary musical backgrounds create a mellow blend which hallmarks the spirit of Christmas for their audiences. Highly Strung sprinkles a little…

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April 2022

LOCAL ARTS/YOUTH THEATRE: CONNECTIONS

Thursday 14th April, 2022 - 20:00 - Friday 15th April, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€5/€10

Connections Kildare Festival is taking place 14th and 15th April in Riverbank Arts Centre. The festival will be hosted by Crooked House Theatre Company and will be attended by Ardclough Youth Theatre, Playacting Youth Theatre and Straffan Drama Club. During the festival, there will be three plays which will be performed in Riverbank Arts Centre. Ardclough Youth Theatre – The Ramayana Reset Kildare Youth Theatre – Like There’s No Tomorrow Straffan Drama Club – Remote Apart from the plays, Crooked…

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LOCAL ARTS: The Life and Songs of John McCormack

Saturday 30th April, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

Kildare tenor Philip Scott is delighted to bring his show "The Life and Songs of John McCormack" to  Riverbank Arts Centre. Philip brings a programme of John McCormack songs such as I Hear You Calling Me, Macushla, The Kerry Dance and many more. The programme will also be sprinkled with some well known Italian arias. The Story of John's life which weaves its way through his songs will be told by one of Kildare's finest actors Liam Quinlivan and accompanied…

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May 2022

LOCAL ARTS: Stormy Surprise by Dave Tiernan

Thursday 12th May, 2022 - 20:00 - Saturday 14th May, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€12/€10

Paul thought he’d planned the best surprise birthday party for his wife June when he hired an old remote cottage in the woods, but the shabby shack isn’t up to June’s standard, and things get even worse as the surprise guests that Paul has invited are people that June hates. A stormy night adds to the tension in the cottage and with a mysterious stranger turning up uninvited anything is liable to happen in this hilarious comedy. Written by Dave…

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LOCAL ARTS: Newbridge Drama Group presents Canaries by Bernard Farrell

Wednesday 25th May, 2022 - 20:00 - Saturday 28th May, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

Bernard Farrell's Canaries was first performed on stage at the Abbey Theatre in October 1980.  Since then it’s been a great hit with many audiences. Set in the Canary Islands we meet a collection of colourful characters. From a couple who are not shy about sharing their ‘holiday’ with  anyone willing, to a couple of singletons who are not who they seem! Throw in a young couple on holiday with a parent, an ageing Contessa who’s determined to get back to Madrid,…

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June 2022

BOOK LAUNCH: I am Edel by Susan Connolly & Cormac P. Walsh

Saturday 11th June, 2022 - 19:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking advised

Join us for the launch of   I Am Edel by Susan Connolly & Cormac P. Walsh, foreword by Emilie Pine. Featuring live performances of four scenes from the play, guest speakers, Q & A and book signing. This stage play is the compelling true story of Susan Connolly’s 11 years as a child in Dublin’s notorious Goldenbridge Industrial School.  Told from the viewpoint of a child, I Am Edel is a story of courage, friendship and compassion. Susan Connolly…

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LOCAL ARTS: GYT PRESENTS: Double Bill: It Only Ever Happens in the Movies/Grimms Fairy Tales

Thursday 23rd June, 2022 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€12/€10

After two years of online and outdoor work Griese Youth Theatre are excited to be back on Riverbanks stage. Engaging with five separate scripts that explore the challenges and hopes of youth the performances will take place over three nights. Double Bill on June 23rd @7pm It Only Ever Happens in the Movies - Devised by Mikel Murfi, John Taite, and the cast of the National Youth Theatre 2011. (Playshare) Followed by Grimms Fairy Tales by John Morton (Playshare)

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LOCAL ARTS: GYT PRESENTS: Double Bill -Little Big Foot / Beetroot

Friday 24th June, 2022 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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After two years of online and outdoor work Griese Youth Theatre are excited to be back on Riverbanks stage. Engaging with five separate scripts that explore the challenges and hopes of youth the performances will take place over three nights. Double Bill on June 24th @7pm (Pre-Youth Theatre group 11/12 year olds) Little Big Foot by Gerald P Murphy (Lazy Bees Scripts) Followed by Beetroot by Lucy Montague Moffatt (Playshare)

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LOCAL ARTS: GYT PRESENTS DOUBLE BILL: It Only Ever Happens in the Movies & Remote by Stef Smith

Saturday 25th June, 2022 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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After two years of online and outdoor work Griese Youth Theatre are excited to be back on Riverbanks stage. Engaging with five separate scripts that explore the challenges and hopes of youth the performances will take place over three nights. June 25th @ 7pm It Only Ever Happens in the Movies - Devised by Mikel Murfi, John Taite, and the cast of the National Youth Theatre 2011. (Playshare) Followed by: Remote by Stef Smith (NT Connections Programme) Suitable for over…

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