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THEATRE: Lost Lear

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

“Who is it that can tell me who I am?” ― King Lear, Act I Scene IV Riverbank Arts Centre is thrilled to present preview performances of Lost Lear, an ambitious new production directed by Dan Colley and featuring an ensemble of exceptional theatre artists. Lost Lear is a very (very) loose adaptation of King

€15 – €18
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THEATRE: Lost Lear

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

“Who is it that can tell me who I am?” ― King Lear, Act I Scene IV Riverbank Arts Centre is thrilled to present preview performances of Lost Lear, an ambitious new production directed by Dan Colley and featuring an ensemble of exceptional theatre artists. Lost Lear is a very (very) loose adaptation of King

€15 – €18

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THEATRE: Arán & Im by Manchán Magan

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

What can the word for the lonesomeness of a cow bereft of her calf, diadhánach, teach us about our current methods of food production? Why does one need to orientate oneself to the sun to give directions in Irish? Arán & Im is a theatrical performance in which Manchán Magan bakes sourdough bread while offering

€15
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THEATRE: Arán & Im by Manchán Magan

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

What can the word for the lonesomeness of a cow bereft of her calf, diadhánach, teach us about our current methods of food production? Why does one need to orientate oneself to the sun to give directions in Irish? Arán & Im is a theatrical performance in which Manchán Magan bakes sourdough bread while offering

€15

THEATRE: Paddy Cullivan’s The Murder of Michael Collins

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Historical Entertainer Paddy Cullivan brings you the incredible story of the death of Ireland’s first Commander-in-Chief. 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 day in Béal na mBlath, 22nd August 1922.  Did Michael Collins have a

€15

THEATRE: Selvage

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Selvage (a line of self securing knitting), is a theatre show about unravelling tightly wound modern anxieties and a boy's triumph over his 'gnaw'. It is a creative examination of the countless avenues people trudge in an effort to calm themselves while a ‘gnaw’ waits not far from the surface. Following the incarceration of his

€14 – €16
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DANCE THEATRE: Michael Keegan-Dolan / Teaċ Daṁsa – MÁM

Portarlington Community Centre Link Road, Portarlington, Laois, Ireland

Mám 1 : 1.Yoke. Faoi mhám an pheaca, under the yoke of sin. 2. Lit: Obligation, duty, function. Mám 2 : Mountain pass. Mám 3 : Handful. ~ mhilseán, of sweets. Scaipeann sé ina mhámanna é, he throws it away in handfuls.​ MÁM is a meeting place between soloist and ensemble, classical and traditional, the

€27 – €30
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DANCE THEATRE: Michael Keegan-Dolan / Teaċ Daṁsa – MÁM

Portarlington Community Centre Link Road, Portarlington, Laois, Ireland

Mám 1 : 1.Yoke. Faoi mhám an pheaca, under the yoke of sin. 2. Lit: Obligation, duty, function. Mám 2 : Mountain pass. Mám 3 : Handful. ~ mhilseán, of sweets. Scaipeann sé ina mhámanna é, he throws it away in handfuls.​ MÁM is a meeting place between soloist and ensemble, classical and traditional, the

€27 – €30

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LOCAL ARTS: The Odd Theatre Company Presents – First Date

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The Odd Theatre Company presents First Date, a hilarious new Broadway musical that follows two young New Yorkers on a high-stakes blind date. When Aaron, a buttoned-up banker, and Casey, an artist a bit too wild for Wall Street, first meet, sparks don’t exactly fly. However, when other restaurant-goers transform into their inner critics, best

€20
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LOCAL ARTS: The Odd Theatre Company Presents – First Date

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The Odd Theatre Company presents First Date, a hilarious new Broadway musical that follows two young New Yorkers on a high-stakes blind date. When Aaron, a buttoned-up banker, and Casey, an artist a bit too wild for Wall Street, first meet, sparks don’t exactly fly. However, when other restaurant-goers transform into their inner critics, best

€20
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LOCAL ARTS: The Odd Theatre Company Presents – First Date

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The Odd Theatre Company presents First Date, a hilarious new Broadway musical that follows two young New Yorkers on a high-stakes blind date. When Aaron, a buttoned-up banker, and Casey, an artist a bit too wild for Wall Street, first meet, sparks don’t exactly fly. However, when other restaurant-goers transform into their inner critics, best

€20

THEATRE: Pure Mental by Keith Walsh

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Following a 16-venue tour in 2021, Pure Mental returns to Riverbank Arts Centre for two special performances, as part of First Fortnight Festival. Having finished up a 5-year stint presenting on National Radio, in the pressure cooker that is a breakfast show, Keith Walsh found a bit of time for himself.  More importantly, he found time to

€12 – €15
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THEATRE: Pure Mental by Keith Walsh

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Following a 16-venue tour in 2021, Pure Mental returns to Riverbank Arts Centre for two special performances, as part of First Fortnight Festival. Having finished up a 5-year stint presenting on National Radio, in the pressure cooker that is a breakfast show, Keith Walsh found a bit of time for himself.  More importantly, he found time to

€12 – €15

THEATRE: Danti-Dan by Gina Moxley

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

“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

€16 – €18

THEATRE: Paddy Cullivan’s The Murder of Wolfe Tone

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

€15

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

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

€16 – €18

THEATRE: GomBean

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

€12 – €15

THEATRE: Brokentalkers Presents The Examination

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

‘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

€16 – €18

THEATRE: The Wrens by Dan Colley

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

€4 – €28

THEATRE: The Wrens by Dan Colley

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

€8 – €28

THEATRE: Country and Irish by Patrick McCabe

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

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

€16 – €18

THEATRE: John B. Keane’s The Matchmaker – POSTPONED

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

***POSTPONED*** Our Box Office staff will be contact with all bookers.   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

€23 – €25

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THEATRE: Decadent Theatre Company Presents – From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Decadent Theatre Company presents From a Low and Quiet Sea, adapted for the stage from Donal Ryan’s acclaimed, Booker Prize-nominated novel. "It is not very often that four demanding and intense roles come together with absolute perfection, but they do in this production. Not a moment, a nuance, a gesture is less than perfect throughout, as each

€18 – €20
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THEATRE: Decadent Theatre Company Presents – From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Decadent Theatre Company presents From a Low and Quiet Sea, adapted for the stage from Donal Ryan’s acclaimed, Booker Prize-nominated novel. "It is not very often that four demanding and intense roles come together with absolute perfection, but they do in this production. Not a moment, a nuance, a gesture is less than perfect throughout, as each

€18 – €20

THEATRE: The Ballad of Mossy Flood

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Mossy Flood has a knack of going the long way around a story. In so doing, he makes us laugh and examine ourselves in a way we haven’t done before. He might be an unsociable odd-ball with a big thick head, but his wrestle with the everyday is pure gold. He will always land on

€16 – €18

THEATRE: Fishamble The New Play Company Presents King

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

A new play written and performed​by Pat Kinevane KING tells the story of Luther, a man from Cork named in honour of his Granny Bee Baw’s hero, Dr Martin Luther King Jr.  Luther only leaves his apartment for essential journeys, and to perform as an Elvis impersonator.  The play explores prejudice, privilege, and resilience, as

€20 – €22

The Curious Case of Albert Cashier: Lincoln’s ‘Lady’ Soldier

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

 “Lincoln wanted soldiers. I wanted excitement”                        Belvidere, Illinois, 1862: A young Irishman, Albert D.J. Cashier, enlists with the Union Army in the Civil War and becomes a decorated hero. But unknown to his comrades, Private Cashier is waging an internal war all of his own. When he is fifty years a veteran an indiscreet doctor

€16 – €18
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Lost Lear by Dan Colley

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

“Who is it that can tell me who I am?” - King Lear, Act I Scene IV Following the national and international tour of A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, Dan Colley and his company have turned their sights on a very (very) loose adaptation of King Lear, examining the self and that part

€16 – €18
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Lost Lear by Dan Colley

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

“Who is it that can tell me who I am?” - King Lear, Act I Scene IV Following the national and international tour of A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, Dan Colley and his company have turned their sights on a very (very) loose adaptation of King Lear, examining the self and that part

€16 – €18

The Perfect Immigrant

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

After a sold-out run at The New Theatre, Dublin Fringe Festival 2022 and a short run at Smock Alley 2022, The Perfect Immigrant is on tour! What else does a young Black man have to say if it isn’t about racism? Too busy trying to be an adult, leaving Nigeria and settling in Ireland, he

€14 – €16

A Christmas Carol

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

A Christmas Carol Being a Ghost Story of Christmas The award-winning Dyad Productions, (A Room of One’s Own, I, Elizabeth, Austen’s Women, Female Gothic) who have toured their sell-out festive show Christmas Gothic since 2015, now bring their magic to Dickens’ classic and perennially relevant ghost story. It’s Christmas Eve, and the miserly misanthrope, Ebenezer

€15 – €18

FIRST FORTNIGHT: Gemma Walker-Farren & Echo Echo Dance Theatre Present GHOSTS

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

GHOSTS is about our relationship with fear and how that takes many different forms over the course of a lifetime. It is about the ghosts we carry with us and how we can sometimes be ghosts in our own lives. It is a one-person storytelling theatre piece for adults. Several different stories spanning childhood fears

€12 – €15

Nettle Horse by Little John Nee

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Hundreds of dispossessed families travel west after winning a lottery orchestrated by an unscrupulous local councillor at the behest of Dandelion Ní Houlihan, a mysterious 103-year Bostonian benefactor seeking beatification. All roads lead to Gortnapuca where gangs of carpenters sleep ten to a tent in anticipation of a building frenzy, Mink Devine is selling edible

€14 – €16

Droichead Arts Centre and An Táin Arts Centre Present Unguarded

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Written and Performed by Anthony Kinahan When a father’s world falls apart, he must battle through obstacles to ensure a future for him and his son. Love; Laughter; Loss & Families left behind: UNGUARDED is a touching, & often comedic, new drama - developed by Louth actor/theatre-maker Anthony Kinahan – that uses imaginative physicality, vocal

€16 – €18

Austen’s Women: LADY SUSAN

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Dyad Productions From the award-winning creators of Austen’s Women, A Christmas Carol, I, Elizabeth, Female Gothic, Christmas Gothic, and A Room of One’s Own. Austen’s Women are back - in a brand-new show!  Devil-may-care Lady Susan, the coquettish black widow, hunting down not one, but two, fortunes; oppressed, rebellious daughter Frederica; long-suffering sister-in-law Catherine; family

€15 – €18

The Mysterious Case of Kitsy Rainey

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The Mysterious Case of Kitsy Rainey is a new one man show written and performed by Mikel Murfi. Following on from The Man In the Woman's Shoes and I Hear You and Rejoice, the new piece, the third in the series, takes us on a very unusual and otherworldly journey. Having married Kitsy Rainey late

€18 – €20

Once Off Productions Presents The Hare

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

She’s an odd one; a lonely girl living at the edge of the world, ridiculed by her peers and unable to fit in. Torn between the society that rejects her & her own wilder nature, she creates her own world, and lives as best she can. She sees the rest of them, but holds them

€18 – €20

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The Odd Theatre Company Presents Hamlet

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The Odd Theatre Company is delighted to present William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, widely regarded as one of the greatest plays ever written. For over 400 years this epic tale of deceit, love, and revenge has enraptured audiences and has perhaps done more than any of his works to earn Shakespeare his place is the preeminent playwright

€15 – €20
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The Odd Theatre Company Presents Hamlet

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The Odd Theatre Company is delighted to present William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, widely regarded as one of the greatest plays ever written. For over 400 years this epic tale of deceit, love, and revenge has enraptured audiences and has perhaps done more than any of his works to earn Shakespeare his place is the preeminent playwright

€15 – €20
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The Odd Theatre Company Presents Hamlet

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

The Odd Theatre Company is delighted to present William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, widely regarded as one of the greatest plays ever written. For over 400 years this epic tale of deceit, love, and revenge has enraptured audiences and has perhaps done more than any of his works to earn Shakespeare his place is the preeminent playwright

€15 – €20

Fred & Alice

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Love in the time of OCD written by award winning writer John Sheehy performed by Ciaran Bermingham and Cora Fenton Fred & Alice is a blistering head wreck played at a hilarious pace! It’s not easy to get by in this crazy old world, is it? But Fred and Alice have discovered that all you

€14 – €16

Pan Pan’s Cascando by Samuel Beckett

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Accompany Samuel Beckett’s curious figures into an uncertain future. Attired in dark cloaks and given headphones, audiences are guided through a rhythmic, immersive, group choreographical experience. First broadcast in 1963, Cascando begins with the curious character Opener (Daniel Reardon) setting the scene: the month of May, a time of “reawakening”.  The Opener commands two other

€10

Sightless Cinema

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

- audio plays in the dark- by Sightless Cinema with Ciarán Taylor ‘Spectacular performance…a thoroughly immersive experience’ Meath Chronicle Sightless Cinema - an evening of audio plays in the dark is a fun filled programme of short surround sound audio plays, where all the pictures are in your head! Optional blindfolds provided, for an immersive sound experience. Featuring a surprising and entertaining mix

€5 – €9

Paddy Cullivan – I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT IRELAND

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Join Paddy on a hilariously insightful journey through the history of partition and the Ireland of the future... Imagine this. It's 2032. The people have spoken on both sides of the border and Ireland is a brand new 32-county country. There's a new flag. A new anthem. There's even a new capital! As Unionists holiday in

€18

The Pension Plan

Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Ireland

Maybe you were away last year or maybe you just couldn’t get a ticket but, cheer up, because, responding to demand, Beezneez are back with John McDwyer’s rip roaring comedy about the bachelor Flanagan brothers who live a life of peaceful contentment on their hillside farm, disturbed only by the persistent efforts of their spinster

€18 – €20