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November 2019

THEATRE: TOM CREAN

Saturday 16th November, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Saturday 16th November, 2019 at 20:00

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

Tom Crean, the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes, is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous solo performance by Aidan Dooley. Hear the riveting true stories of Crean’s Antarctic explorations as one of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton and survive the three famous expeditions: Discovery, (1901 – 1904); Terra Nova (1910 – 1913); and Endurance (1914 - 1916). Crean’s story is a testament of human fortitude against all the elements…

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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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€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: 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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December 2019

THEATRE: WEIGHING IN by Ger Gallagher

Friday 13th December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16

Weighing-In is a fast paced comedy play about life, love and dieting - and how we all need to adjust the scales to find the right balance. This topical play deals with the modern obsession of dieting. Set in the Easi-Slim diet club we meet the highly driven Pam (Isobel Mahon) and the motherly Breda (Rose Henderson). Both attend the weekly clinic for the weigh-in and strike up an unlikely friendship. Easi-Slim’s recent new member - upwardly mobile Pam McGowan…

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January 2020

FIRST FORTNIGHT: In One Eye, Out the Other

Saturday 18th January, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

The first solo comedy show from Tadhg Hickey introduces you to Feargal; a downtrodden but cheery man who fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming an alcoholic. Using the Catholic calendar as a roadmap, Feargal leads us on a surreal and hilarious journey with many poignant twists in the hope of arriving at a sort of light at the end of the tunnel for the 'bright man’. Written/Performed by Tadhg Hickey. Directed by John McCarthy. Original music by Brian Lane. Produced…

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February 2020

THEATRE: TRAD by Mark Doherty

Thursday 6th February, 2020 - 20:00
Main Street
Newbridge, Kildare W12 D962 Ireland
€18/€16

Following their highly-acclaimed 2018 tour, and their extended sold-out run at the Peacock Theatre, Livin’ Dred Theatre present the award-winning Trad by Mark Doherty. An hilarious, absurd and poignant tale of a 100-year-old Irishman… and his father! Together they set out to discover the son they never knew he had. “There’s a child belonging to me wandering around out there for seventy years and I never met him. I’ve a trip left in me… Get me leg!" Starring Seamus O’Rourke,…

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THEATRE: TINTOWN by Bob Kelly

Thursday 20th February, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16

With the outbreak of WW2, the Irish government introduces internment without trial for all suspected IRA members, and Bernard Carroll – a naive young Dubliner who believes he is a revolutionary -  is swept up with hundreds of others and held in a ramshackle internment camp on the plains of the Curragh. The camp is packed with militant republicans, left-wing revolutionaries, civil war veterans.  They can leave any time they want, but there’s one catch – they must first renounce…

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THEATRE: CROWMAN by Katie Holly

Thursday 27th February, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16

Crowman is Dan Lonergan’s account of the hilarious characters that inhabit his life on a daily basis and a true love story that never was. By turns poignant and comic, Jon Kenny carries the audience on a roller-coaster ride from his childhood to middle-age, from the hurling pitch to the pub and from one uproariously funny character to the other. It is about lost love and the sense of belonging and not belonging to a small community. Most of all…

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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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€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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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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June 2020

THEATRE: Keith Walsh is… Pure Mental

Saturday 27th June, 2020 - 21:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

UPDATE live link is HERE, join us at 9pm: https://www.facebook.com/riverbankartscentre/live/ Riverbank Arts Centre is presenting  a work-in-progress of Keith Walsh’s debut play,  Pure Mental, live-streamed from the Riverbank stage on Saturday, 27th June.  Having finished up a 5-year stint presenting, in the pressure cooker that is a breakfast show, on National Radio, Keith Walsh finally found a bit of time for himself. He decided to take a step back, to try and figure out what the hell was going on in…

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November 2020

ONLINE FAMILY SHOW: The University of Wonder & Imagination

Friday 13th November, 2020 - 17:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per family/device

The University of Wonder & Imagination is now enrolling students of all ages and magical abilities...and there’s a place with your name on it! The University of Wonder & Imagination brings the magic of theatre to young audiences at home with this groundbreaking immersive digital show. This fun, interactive hour-long experience takes place live in your own home and is suitable for all the family to enjoy via the magic of digital technology. Guests will assemble with their fellow ‘University…

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January 2021

ONLINE THEATRE: Mustard by Eva O’Connor

Thursday 21st January, 2021 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per device

Fishamble: The New Play Company, in association with Sunday's Child Theatre Presents When E meets the man of her dreams, a professional cyclist, love hits her in the pubic bone like a train. But when it ends she plummets into a black hole of heartbreak at the speed of a doped up team on the Tour de France. A one-woman show about heartbreak, madness and how condiments are the ultimate coping mechanism, by award-winning playwright & performer Eva O’Connor. WINNER…

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February 2021

ONLINE THEATRE: TOM CREAN: Antarctic Explorer

Thursday 18th February, 2021 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per device

Play on Words Theatre presents: Tom Crean, the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes, is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous solo performance by Aidan Dooley. Hear the riveting true stories of Crean’s Antarctic explorations as one of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton and survive the three famous expeditions: Discovery, (1901 – 1904); Terra Nova (1910 – 1913); and Endurance (1914 - 1916). Crean’s story is a testament of human…

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ONLINE THEATRE: Sister Black by Maggie Hannon

Thursday 25th February, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per device

A new one-woman show about the remarkable life of Nurse Catherine Black (1878-1949). Born in Ramelton, Co. Donegal, Catherine Black trained as a nurse in England and worked in the slums of Whitechapel, at the Somme in World War 1, and as King George V’s private nurse in the last 7 years of his life. Her memoir ‘King’s nurse Beggar's nurse’ was published in 1939 and there’s a copy in the library at Buckingham Palace. This one-woman play  is inspired…

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March 2021

ONLINE THEATRE: Dalloway

Thursday 11th March, 2021 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 per device

From Dyad Productions, the award-winning creators of Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Austen’s Women, The Time Machine and Christmas Gothic… 1923: The War is over.  While Clarissa Dalloway prepares a party in Westminster, Septimus Smith is diagnosed with shell-shock, their memories and dreams magically intertwining with those of 15 other disparate souls, this hot blue day in June.  Conjuring the hopes and regrets of post-war London, Dyad’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s celebrated map of hearts, minds and memories offers a compellingly…

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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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September 2021

THEATRE: A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

Friday 17th September, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

Gabriel García Márquez's darkly comic tale, brought to the stage for children and adults to share. In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience find something remarkable — a very old man with enormous wings. The wise neighbour woman tells us he’s an angel. The priest says he’s an imposter. Pilgrims flock to see him, hoping to be healed by him, hoping for a gawp. They leave with something different than what they expected. Adapted from Gabriel…

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FAMILY: A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

Saturday 18th September, 2021 - 16:00
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One event on Saturday 18th September, 2021 at 16:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8/€28 (family ticket)

Gabriel García Márquez's darkly comic tale, brought to the stage for children and adults to share. In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience find something remarkable — a very old man with enormous wings. The wise neighbour woman tells us he’s an angel. The priest says he’s an imposter. Pilgrims flock to see him, hoping to be healed by him, hoping for a gawp. They leave with something different than what they expected. Adapted from Gabriel…

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Work-in-Progress & Workshop: WATERBIRTH

Friday 24th September, 2021 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Waterbirth – A Work-in-Progress Performance Come and join Darn Skippy Productions for this work-in-progress presentation of Waterbirth, a new play about motherhood and climate change – and join the company live on ZOOM immediately afterwards for a feedback session and creative workshop. Marina is pregnant and the climate is in crisis. But she’s fine. Everything is fine. She can look after everyone and fix everything, all while practicing her pelvic floor exercises. But as Marina’s body transforms, her sense of reality shifts…

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October 2021

THEATRE: Seven Ages of Mam

Friday 1st October, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€15

A new, heart-warmingly funny yet poignant play starring Pauline O’Driscoll (Smalltown, The Young Offenders) in which Mam shares her hilarious take on motherhood, sexuality, grief, infidelity, ageing, love, lust and loneliness.  A female-centric piece that will appeal to all. A contemporary reimagining of Shakespeare's most famous soliloquy - but from a Mam's point of view!  Finally touring in Ireland for the first time having garnered rave reviews and been nominated BEST NEW PLAY at its World Premiere at Brighton Fringe…

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THEATRE: Arán & Im by Manchán Magan

Thursday 21st October, 2021 - 17:30
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One event on Thursday 21st October, 2021 at 20:00

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

We need to find a way of talking about the Irish language - about the sublime beauty and profound oddness of this ancient tongue that has been spoken on the island for 2,500 to 3,000 years, and is now slipping slowly from our grasp. 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…

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THEATRE: Arán & Im by Manchán Magan

Thursday 21st October, 2021 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 21st October, 2021 at 20:00

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

We need to find a way of talking about the Irish language - about the sublime beauty and profound oddness of this ancient tongue that has been spoken on the island for 2,500 to 3,000 years, and is now slipping slowly from our grasp. 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…

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November 2021

THEATRE: Fight Night

Thursday 4th November, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€16/€14

Winner of Best Actor and Bewley’s Little Gem awards at Dublin Fringe, and nominated Best New Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards, Aonghus Óg McAnally returns with his smash hit solo show Fight Night by Gavin Kostick for a 10th Anniversary nationwide tour. A gripping journey charting the comeback of Dan Coyle Jr, a failed amateur boxer living in the shadows of his overbearing father and his brother’s Olympic success. After years out of the ring, the birth of…

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THEATRE: Pure Mental by Keith Walsh

Friday 19th November, 2021 - 20:00
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One event on Saturday 20th November, 2021 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€15

Keith Walsh is Pure Mental. Having finished up a 5-year stint presenting on National Radio, in the pressure cooker that is a breakfast show, Keith has finally found a bit of time for himself.  More importantly,  he’s found time to check in with his mental health. Midlife Crisis? Midlife awakening? Breakdown? We’ll find out. This show is part of his therapy and you’re his therapist! Join him on a journey of introspection and exploration, as he locates his demons and…

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THEATRE: Pure Mental by Keith Walsh

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

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€15

Keith Walsh is Pure Mental. Having finished up a 5-year stint presenting on National Radio, in the pressure cooker that is a breakfast show, Keith has finally found a bit of time for himself.  More importantly,  he’s found time to check in with his mental health. Midlife Crisis? Midlife awakening? Breakdown? We’ll find out. This show is part of his therapy and you’re his therapist! Join him on a journey of introspection and exploration, as he locates his demons and…

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THEATRE: Eden by Eugene O’Brien

Saturday 27th November, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16

Eugene O'Brien's Eden is the powerful story of an ordinary relationship on an extraordinary weekend. Billy and Breda are approaching their 10th wedding anniversary. Breda is determined that this will be the weekend that saves their marriage but Billy is more concerned with Imelda, the beautiful young woman he has his eye on. From the writer of the hit RTÉ drama Pure Mule, Eden is a story of stale love and fresh lust in the Irish midlands. Winner of Best New Play…

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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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January 2022

THEATRE: The Handyman by Seamus O’Rourke

Saturday 22nd January, 2022 - 18:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16

++please note start time of 6pm++ Hugh Spotten is the local Handyman. He is about to receive an award for his contribution to the community... but all is not what it seems in a small town, falling in on itself. Seamus O’Rourke explores friendship, relationships and how best to get noticed on your last day. The Handyman is hilariously funny, yet a poignant poetic look at small-town life in rural Ireland. Written and performed by Seamus O'Rourke Seamus O’Rourke is…

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February 2022

THEATRE: Falling Through the Universe – a staging of James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’

Thursday 3rd February, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

FALLING THROUGH THE UNIVERSE a staging of  JAMES JOYCE’s “THE DEAD” framed in a personal memoir Written and performed by Declan Gorman On a Winter’s night in 1982, a young Irish emigrant borrows an English language book from a library in Munich.  He reads it over one evening. The course of his life is changed… Forty years later, he walks onto a stage to recreate the magic of that night and perform one of the greatest short stories ever written in the English…

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March 2022

THEATRE: Tarry Flynn

Tuesday 15th March, 2022 - 20:00
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One event on Wednesday 16th March, 2022 at 20:00

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

A love-letter to life in rural Ireland. “He was sitting closer than ever he had sat to a girl before. And it was the girl he had dreamt of. He was terribly unhappy." Set in 1930s Cavan, Tarry Flynn tells the hilarious story of the farmer, poet and lover-from-afar, and his quest for big fields, young women and the meaning of life. Tarry’s adventures uncover the beauty in every aspect of nature and farm life, while he seeks to keep…

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THEATRE: Tarry Flynn

Wednesday 16th March, 2022 - 20:00
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One event on Wednesday 16th March, 2022 at 20:00

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

A love-letter to life in rural Ireland. “He was sitting closer than ever he had sat to a girl before. And it was the girl he had dreamt of. He was terribly unhappy." Set in 1930s Cavan, Tarry Flynn tells the hilarious story of the farmer, poet and lover-from-afar, and his quest for big fields, young women and the meaning of life. Tarry’s adventures uncover the beauty in every aspect of nature and farm life, while he seeks to keep…

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April 2022

THEATRE: Making a Mark

Friday 1st April, 2022 - 20:00
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One event on Saturday 2nd April, 2022 at 14:00

One event on Saturday 2nd April, 2022 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16 (Matinee €14)

Mark has competed in the World Games, played King Lear before, packed houses and packed bags for 20 years in Tesco’s... But that’s not even half the story. Part live interview, part self-led confessional, this is Mark’s life and he’s ready to take a seat at the table. Ambition, disruption, grief and frustration. He hopes this show will be the making of him. Are you ready for what he has to say? Following a sell out premiere production at the Dublin…

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THEATRE: Making a Mark

Saturday 2nd April, 2022 - 14:00
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One event on Saturday 2nd April, 2022 at 14:00

One event on Saturday 2nd April, 2022 at 14:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16 (Matinee €14)

Mark has competed in the World Games, played King Lear before, packed houses and packed bags for 20 years in Tesco’s... But that’s not even half the story. Part live interview, part self-led confessional, this is Mark’s life and he’s ready to take a seat at the table. Ambition, disruption, grief and frustration. He hopes this show will be the making of him. Are you ready for what he has to say? Following a sell out premiere production at the Dublin…

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THEATRE: Making a Mark

Saturday 2nd April, 2022 - 20:00
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One event on Saturday 2nd April, 2022 at 14:00

One event on Saturday 2nd April, 2022 at 20:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16 (Matinee €14)

Mark has competed in the World Games, played King Lear before, packed houses and packed bags for 20 years in Tesco’s... But that’s not even half the story. Part live interview, part self-led confessional, this is Mark’s life and he’s ready to take a seat at the table. Ambition, disruption, grief and frustration. He hopes this show will be the making of him. Are you ready for what he has to say? Following a sell out premiere production at the Dublin…

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THEATRE: Snapshot

Wednesday 13th April, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€16/€14

Set in the early days of the first lockdown, Snapshot is a story of two sisters trying to connect in a disconnected world and finding their footing in a changing landscape. Through their relationship, we explore connection, family, and shared memories, all with deft humour and lightness of touch. Snapshot is inspired by 44 interviews with people about their experiences of lockdown. It is a record of a global event through a local lens. Created over the course of lockdown…

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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

THEATRE: The Visit by Deirdre Kinahan

Thursday 9th June, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€16/€14

Rose has washed and ironed her cowgirl shirt and skirt. She carries it on a hanger. She likes the way the fringe swings when she wears it. Makes her feel glamourous. Adventurous. Brave. She stands on the empty stage and looks out into the auditorium. Imagining what it will be like when it is full. Which it will be. Tonight. When the choir perform. In the quiet of the theatre, she finds herself thinking back on the events of that…

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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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€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 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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€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. 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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July 2022

THEATRE: Lost Lear

Friday 22nd July, 2022 - 20:00
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An event every day that begins at 20:00, repeating until Saturday 23rd July, 2022

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€15

“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 Lear, examining the self and that part of us that's inaccessible to others. Fast-paced and thought-provoking, Lost Lear invites us into the world of Joy…

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THEATRE: Lost Lear

Saturday 23rd July, 2022 - 20:00
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An event every day that begins at 20:00, repeating until Saturday 23rd July, 2022

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€15

“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 Lear, examining the self and that part of us that's inaccessible to others. Fast-paced and thought-provoking, Lost Lear invites us into the world of Joy…

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