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February 2023

THEATRE: Danti-Dan by Gina Moxley

Wednesday 15th February, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18 / €16

“Listen girl, this is the kind of place that if you lost your virginity, somebody would find it and bring it home to your mother” In the middle of nowhere outside Cork city, during the interminable summer of 1970, a motley gang hang out on a short stretch of road. Dan is a busy 14-year-old cowboy, innocent Dolores and wily Cactus’ hormones are absolutely raging, while Ber is hoping you can’t get pregnant if you were standing up… By the…

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THEATRE: Paddy Cullivan’s The Murder of Wolfe Tone

Friday 24th February, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

Historical Entertainer Paddy Cullivan brings you the incredible story of the mysterious death of Theobald Wolfe Tone, the founding father of Irish Republicanism. An audio-visual spectacular featuring hundreds of images, shocking new research and incredible songs, Paddy dares to unravel the secrets and lies around what happened that fateful week in the Provost’s Prison in November 1798. Was Wolfe Tone’s real father the Chief Justice of Ireland - the man who tried to save him twice? Was his trial illegal…

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March 2023

THEATRE: Blue Raincoat Theatre Company Presents Happy Days by Samuel Beckett

Thursday 2nd March, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18 / €16

In Happy Days we find Winnie, a woman in her 50s, buried waist-deep in the centre of a mound of scorched earth, with little else around other than a large black bag and a collapsed parasol. Behind her and hidden from view sleeps Willie. A piercing bell rings, stops, rings again, and Winnie wakes and looks at the sky. Blue Raincoat Theatre Company have been touring their work throughout Ireland for over three decades with shows such as Alice Through…

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THEATRE: GomBean

Saturday 25th March, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

GomBean is a comedy set in a sleepy town in Sligo. Delivering a lockdown dose of caffeine fuelled fun GomBean opens a lid on Grace O’ Malley’s new coffee van venture. But then a blast from her past, wrestling rival Ruby Stephens, arrives in town decades after making it big. Her arrival literally turns Grace’s world upside down, as she contends to win back her title which she lost at the U18’s Community Games in ’94. Some dreams can’t be…

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THEATRE: Brokentalkers Presents The Examination

Wednesday 29th March, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18 / €16

‘I’d like the people to know I’m not an animal. Did I cause harm? Yes. Should I be punished? Of course. But do I deserve my human rights? Absolutely I do.’   The Examination is the award-winning production by Brokentalkers exploring mental health and human rights in the prison system. Performed by Brokentalkers’ Gary Keegan and stand-up comedian and former prisoner Willie White.   Featuring Brokentalkers’ distinctive blend of biography, socio-political discourse and breath taking theatricality, The Examination draws on…

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April 2023

THEATRE: The Wrens by Dan Colley

Saturday 22nd April, 2023 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€28 (family) / €8 (single)

An odd collection of tricksters live in the gorse bushes at the edge of the town. They're best left alone, the townsfolk say. We've nothing to do with them. What they don't say is; except the odd healing spell, love cure, hair-cut, or to burn them out of their nests once a year. This magic-realist piece for audiences aged 8+ is a poignant, funny, and wildly speculative interpretation of history and myths. A new piece from Riverbank Artist in Residence,…

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May 2023

THEATRE: Country & Irish by Patrick McCabe

Wednesday 10th May, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18 / €16

Peter Gowen takes the lead in Patrick McCabe’s Beckett-esque one-man show. Meet Donie Burris who overcomes his troubles (which include his treacherous girlfriend, his overbearing Mum and the Midford Mafia) by imagining himself as “The star of his own gangster movie”. Country and Irish is essentially the story of a man at the end of his tether who sets out to tell a story like no other; none you’ve ever heard before. Directed by Conor Hanratty, McCabe’s triumphant theatrical display has…

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THEATRE: John B. Keane’s The Matchmaker

Saturday 27th May, 2023 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25 / €23

One of Ireland's leading dramatic actresses Norma Sheahan joins Jon Kenny (who was part of the Irish comic duo d’Unbelievables with Pat Shortt) for John B. Keane's The Matchmaker. Together they play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy. The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Using his inimitable way with words and his sense of “devilment” and wit, Keane delves into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles of this collection of…

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