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April 2017
€16/14

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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Theatre: I Hear You and Rejoice

Friday 28th April, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Following the sellout success of The Man In The Woman’s Shoes, Mikel Murfi returns with a new one man show. Late in his life, Pat Farnon, a cobbler and all-round contented man, marries the redoubtable Kitsy Rainey. It’s a match made in heaven, in more ways than one. Written and performed by Mikel Murfi I Hear You and Rejoice is a tender and joy filled account of a most unlikely marriage. You may never look at life in quite the…

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May 2017
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The Quiet Land

Thursday 18th May, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Two elderly farmers, Eamon and Nashee, meet at a gate on a remote hillside. They are old rivals, old neighbours. Their conversation is of a gentler time. But there's nothing gentle about today's conversation. They are forced to confront each other with some heartbreaking truths.   The Quiet Land is a celebration of the humour, resilience and endearing innocence of an older generation as it struggles to survive in the rural Ireland of today.  Written by Malachy McKenna and directed…

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June 2017
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Flann’s Yer Only Man

Thursday 1st June, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Flann’s Yer Only Man is an entertainment based on the life and work of Flann O’Brien, aka Myles na Gopaleen, aka Brian O’Nolan who is widely regarded as Ireland’s finest satirist since Jonathan Swift. Val O’Donnell re-enacts a wide range of extracts from the humorist’s novels and his celebrated Cruiskeen Lawn column in the Irish Times. These are linked with key biographical events in the writer’s life. Flann’s Yer Only Man was first performed in the Palace Bar, Fleet St.,…

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Private Peaceful

Friday 2nd June, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Private Peaceful byMichael Morpurgois a timely reminder of the heroic sacrifices that were made by those involved in World War 1. As Tommo sits in his cell waiting for sunrise he thinks back to some of his fondest memories and reflects on events that made him the person he is today. In his recollection Thomas Peaceful recounts the fact that he and his elder brother Charlie do everything together, face personal problems together, sleep and eat together; they even fell…

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Charlie’s A Clepto

Thursday 8th June, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Charlie is a kleptomaniac - the doctor told her. Reckons it stems from childhood trauma. But she has the robbin’ completely under control these days. For real.     She has a bit of a mouth on her, but she’s only trying to be funny, give everyone a laugh, not cause trouble, like. Not today, of all days. She loves that little boy more than she ever thought it was possible to love another human. There’s a lot riding on these 24…

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