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June 2017

Theatre: Private Peaceful

Friday 2nd June, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€16/€14

Following on from the worldwide success of Michael Morpurgo’s best selling book, film and stage play War Horse, Simon Reade adapts and directs a new stage version of Morpurgo’s award-winning book, Private Peaceful. Private Peaceful is a timely reminder of the heroic sacrifices that were made by those involved in World War 1. The story charts the life of a young soldier, Tommo Peaceful. As Tommo sits in his cell awaiting for sunrise he thinks back to some of his fondest memories and…

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Theatre: Charlie’s A Clepto

Thursday 8th June, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12

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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September 2017

THEATRE: Humours of Bandon

Thursday 21st September, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/12

Fishamble: The New Play Company presents THE HUMOURS OF BANDON Written & performed by Margaret McAuliffe Directed by Stefanie Preissner Set Design by David Fagan Lighting Design by Eoin Winning Script Development by Gavin Kostick Dramaturgical Assistant Jo Halpin Produced by Eva Scanlan ‘Don’t be afraid of that floor, hammer it!’ On the eve of the Irish Open championship, we meet Annie, a 16 year old Dubliner, as she charts us through the various successes and disappointments of her Irish Dancing…

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THEATRE: To Hell In A Handbag

Wednesday 27th September, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€16/14

The Secret Lives of Canon Chasuble and Miss Prism While others are preoccupied with cucumber sandwiches and railway cloakrooms, two minor characters from The Importance of Being Earnest are up to their necks in something else. A country rector and a governess, models of Victorian propriety in public. But in private? This is the play behind the play: a tale of blackmail, false identity … and money. The play – a subversive re-imagining of two minor characters in The Importance…

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Ireland, Shed A Tear?

Thursday 28th September, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12

Written to commemorate the first anniversary of the Carrickmines tragedy, Ireland Shed a Tear? is a new play by acclaimed writer and actor, Michael Collins (Pavee Lackeen, Killinaskully, Glenroe, King of the Travellers). Using song and poetry, it portrays the life experiences of one Traveller family, while engaging the wider community in a dynamic and lighthearted way. In the aftermath of the fire that claimed the lives of ten members of the Connors and Gilbert families, including a pregnant mother,…

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October 2017

THEATRE: Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer

Saturday 21st October, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€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. Crean’s story is a testament of human fortitude against all the elements of the Antarctic, his 36 mile, solitary trek to base camp during the Terra Nova expedition to rescue his comrades Teddy Evans and William Lashly has been described by Antarctic historians as “the finest feat of individual heroism from the entire age of exploration”.…

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SPECIAL EVENT: Reading of I Am Mrs Daisy Bates

Thursday 26th October, 2017 - 12:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Join us for a reading of I Am Mrs Daisy Bates, presented by Speckintime. This is a free event and all interested parties are welcome to attend. Speckintime is developing a piece of theatre based on the extraordinary life of Tipperary woman Daisy Bates. There has been extensive research on the life of Daisy Bates with the aid of a number of international academics. Daisy Bates was born in Co. Tipperary, Ireland in 1859, emigrating to Australia twenty-three years later.…

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November 2017

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Friday 10th November, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/€16

The Odd Theatre Company is proud to present the Irish premiere of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the Tony Award-winning musical comedy. This hilarious show follows the fortunes of six quirky kids (all of whom are played by adults), each hoping to win the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing funny and touching stories from their home lives, the contestants spell their way through a series of obscure words hoping to never hear the crushing "ding" of…

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Saturday 11th November, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/€16

The Odd Theatre Company is proud to present the Irish premiere of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the Tony Award-winning musical comedy. This hilarious show follows the fortunes of six quirky kids (all of whom are played by adults), each hoping to win the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing funny and touching stories from their home lives, the contestants spell their way through a series of obscure words hoping to never hear the crushing "ding" of…

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THEATRE: Star Of The Sea

Saturday 18th November, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/€16

In the winter of 1847 the famine ship Star of the Sea sets sail for the Promised Land. Among the passengers are a maidservant, a ruined lord, and a ruthless murderer. Moving between the wild landscape of Connemara, grimy London streets, and the claustrophobic confines of the famine ship, this sweeping production charts the lives of the three characters, from the childhoods that shaped them to their final, fateful journey. Told through Moonfish's signature style of bi-lingual theatre, the journey…

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THEATRE: The Good Father

Thursday 23rd November, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/€16

New Year’s Eve. A house party like any other, in a suburb like any other. Two very different strangers meet, each looking for a new start and to shake off the disappointments of the past. But champagne, cheap lager and their chance encounter leads this unlikely couple to an unplanned pregnancy. Against all odds, can they make their newfound family a success? Winner of the Stewart Parker Award, this heartfelt, moving drama charts their journey of love, loss, and redemption.…

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December 2017

FAMILY THEATRE: Hansel And Gretel

Sunday 10th December, 2017 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€8/€28 family

Is hunger stronger than love? In this story it seems to be as the poor woodsman’s empty stomach goes to his head, he gives in to the bony step-mother and they leave Hansel and Gretel in the forest, not just once but twice and the second time there won’t be any moonstones to follow back home. Instead they follow their noses to the sugary heart of darkness… A musical theatre version of this classic brother and sister tale of adventure…

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January 2018

THEATRE: The Time Machine

Wednesday 31st January, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/12

From the creators of Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Christmas Gothic, I, Elizabeth, Dalloway, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe and Austen’s Women. 2018: In this age of uncertainty, where the shadows of tyranny, intolerance and war darken the path into tomorrow, how much time do we have left?  If civilisation falls today, what will become of us? Rebecca Vaughan presents Elton Townend Jones’ new and radical interpretation of the HG Wells classic, a Victorian time traveller transcends across the ages from 1900 to our own…

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February 2018

THEATRE: Drinking In America

Thursday 8th February, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€16/€14

Bottom Dog Theatre Company return to Riverbank Arts Centre with Drinking in America. This award winning one man show features acclaimed actor Liam O’Brien playing 12 distinct different roles. From a grasping show-biz hustler; a latter-day Willy Loman on the road; and a ghetto junkie, OBrien presents the most challenging work of a career that has seen him tour worldwide with companies such as Edward Hall’s Propeller, the West End production of The Rat Pack, and of course several years…

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Kildare Youth Theatre presents: The Act of Oblivion

Saturday 10th February, 2018 - 20:00
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One event on Sunday 11th February, 2018 at 8:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10/€5

Two plays, two stories. Each starts out at the same time on the stage. One is oblivious to the other. One play fights to be the story that we hear and see. The other will be the one unheard and forgotten. Neither the actors nor the audience knows which play will take control of the stage. No one knows which story will be told in its entirety until the night is over, until the victorious have written the history. With…

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Kildare Youth Theatre presents: The Act of Oblivion

Sunday 11th February, 2018 - 20:00
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Sunday 11th February, 2018 at 8:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10/€5

Two plays, two stories. Each starts out at the same time on the stage. One is oblivious to the other. One play fights to be the story that we hear and see. The other will be the one unheard and forgotten. Neither the actors nor the audience knows which play will take control of the stage. No one knows which story will be told in its entirety until the night is over, until the victorious have written the history. With…

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THEATRE: Swan Lake/Loch na hEala

Saturday 24th February, 2018 - Sunday 25th February, 2018
Newbridge Town Hall, Main Street
Newbridge, Kildare Ireland
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€25/20

Following a critically acclaimed international tour that included Dublin Theatre Festival; Sadler’s Wells, London and Sydney Opera House, The winner of best production and best costume design at the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2017 comes to Newbridge Town Hall for two nights only. From the imagination of one of Ireland’s foremost dance and theatre makers comes a magical adaptation of one of the most famous of all story ballets, Swan Lake.   Michael Keegan-Dolan has forged a searing new vision for…

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March 2018

COMEDY THEATRE: The Curse of The Button Accordion

Thursday 15th March, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12

Comedian Sharon Mannion pens a hilarious show based on her worries, fears and adventures growing up in a Roscommon village. Will she live up to the expectations of her ex-showband star father and her Midwest FM radio-loving mother? On receiving a shiny button accordion, Sharon is thrust into the local limelight. But things soon turn sour, when she starts to wonder if Frank the Accordion might have her cursed. Written and Performed by Comedian Sharon Mannion

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THEATRE: What Would Ma Say?

Thursday 22nd March, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/€16

What Would Ma Say?, a hilarious play based on the best-seller of the same name. Kathleen Doyle tells the true story of her remarkable family and their exploits growing up in Dublin in the tenements in the 1950’s and her teenage years in Crumlin in the early 1960’s. Kathleen describes Ma as an ordinary woman with very little education behind her.

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THEATRE: Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me

Wednesday 28th March, 2018 - 20:00
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One event on Wednesday 28th March, 2018 at 8:00pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/€16

Adam, an American doctor, Edward, an Irish journalist, and Michael, an English academic, have little to unite them beyond being human in the same small space. Yet somehow, together, they determine to ward off madness and forestall despair. Somewhere lurk their unseen captors yet, in the cell, there are stories of adventure and love, there is song and laughter, and even a surge of writing, cocktail-drinking and movie-making. Inspired by the abduction  of Brian Keenan taken hostage in Lebanon in…

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April 2018

THEATRE: From Under The Bed

Thursday 5th April, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/€16
Seamus O'rourke

Seamus O’Rourke once again brings us a story full of heartache and humour, as a pair of aging, rural, bachelor brothers arrive at a point in their lives, where decisions have to be made about certain things… well the buying of a television for one… and one subject leads to another and the next thing, they’re bringing up all kinds of ‘auld shite’ that could have been left under the bed along with everything else.

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THEATRE: Take Off Your Cornflakes

Thursday 19th April, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€16/14

A heartfelt comedy drama about love, starring Pat Nolan (Fair City) and Rosemary Henderson (Fair City and Father Ted). ‘Take off your Corn Flakes’ tells the story of a fun filled marriage that hits crisis when Pats character gets Alzheimer’s. When we go out of our mind, where do we go? Full of tears, joy and some of the best “Dad jokes” you’ll hear, you will laugh, you may cry, but you will find a tender story of the true…

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May 2018

THEATRE: Norah

Friday 4th May, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€16/€14

1981 Belfast. Norah McVeigh is battling to save her brother Kyran. He made the decision to go on hunger strike and has lost consciousness. Norah is now faced with the difficult decision to respect his political choice or save his life. Through confrontations with the British Foreign Office, the Catholic Church, the RUC, the IRA, and her own family, Norah’s convictions and loyalties are put to the test. With a cast of six, BBC Stewart Parker award-winning writer Gerard Humphreys…

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THEATRE: My Left Nut

Wednesday 9th May, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12
my left nut

Set in Belfast in the early 2000s, My Left Nut tells the true story of Michael Patrick who developed hydrocele testis when he was 14, a condition which caused one of his testicles to start swelling. Too embarrassed to tell his mother, he let the condition worsen for three years until he couldn’t ignore it any more. The show is overflowing with awkward teenage comedy and naughties nostalgia, but has a real heart underneath. It touches on the inability of…

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THEATRE: Autumn Royal

Friday 18th May, 2018 - Saturday 19th May, 2018
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/16

AUTUMN ROYAL - Written by Kevin Barry, the multi-award winning writer of the novels Beatlebone and City Of Bohane, is coming to the Riverbank Arts Centre! Following the success run of its world premiere last year, Autumn Royal by Kevin Barry embarks on a nationwide tour, and comes to the Riverbank Arts Centre 18-19 May. A dark, dark comedy, set on the north side of Cork city, Autumn Royal is a play about life and death, love and hate, hysterical…

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LOCAL ARTS: The Crucible

Tuesday 22nd May, 2018 - 20:00
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 26th May, 2018

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

Newbridge Drama Group is back, this time taking on Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. It is a story of tender love and murderous jealousy; of lives destroyed by false accusations; of passion and adultery and sin and of a storm of terror  let loose through the effects of real and pretended mass hysteria on the part of a number of young girls. Finally, it contains a portrait of the most tender love between two people which has rarely been bettered…

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LOCAL ARTS: The Crucible

Wednesday 23rd May, 2018 - 20:00
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 26th May, 2018

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

Newbridge Drama Group is back, this time taking on Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. It is a story of tender love and murderous jealousy; of lives destroyed by false accusations; of passion and adultery and sin and of a storm of terror  let loose through the effects of real and pretended mass hysteria on the part of a number of young girls. Finally, it contains a portrait of the most tender love between two people which has rarely been bettered…

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LOCAL ARTS: The Crucible

Thursday 24th May, 2018 - 20:00
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 26th May, 2018

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

Newbridge Drama Group is back, this time taking on Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. It is a story of tender love and murderous jealousy; of lives destroyed by false accusations; of passion and adultery and sin and of a storm of terror  let loose through the effects of real and pretended mass hysteria on the part of a number of young girls. Finally, it contains a portrait of the most tender love between two people which has rarely been bettered…

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LOCAL ARTS: The Crucible

Friday 25th May, 2018 - 20:00
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 26th May, 2018

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

Newbridge Drama Group is back, this time taking on Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. It is a story of tender love and murderous jealousy; of lives destroyed by false accusations; of passion and adultery and sin and of a storm of terror  let loose through the effects of real and pretended mass hysteria on the part of a number of young girls. Finally, it contains a portrait of the most tender love between two people which has rarely been bettered…

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LOCAL ARTS: The Crucible

Saturday 26th May, 2018 - 20:00
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 26th May, 2018

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

Newbridge Drama Group is back, this time taking on Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. It is a story of tender love and murderous jealousy; of lives destroyed by false accusations; of passion and adultery and sin and of a storm of terror  let loose through the effects of real and pretended mass hysteria on the part of a number of young girls. Finally, it contains a portrait of the most tender love between two people which has rarely been bettered…

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June 2018

The Successful TD

Friday 1st June, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20/€18

One of your own – a vote for Tull is a vote for yourself! THE SUCCESSFUL TD follows the Trials, Tribulations, misadventures and hilarious antics of TULL McADOO as he seeks re-election to the Dail in the "October Elections” Written by John B Keane in 1967 he displays his edge for humor and satire that are uncomfortably close to the politics of today ... Peppered with Keane's gallery of madcap characters this show will have you laughing at politics (in a good way) from the start. Tull has…

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DINNER THEATRE: A Midsummer Night’s Murder

Friday 15th June, 2018 - 20:00
Kildare House Hotel, Dublin Road
Kildare Town, Ireland

It's the height of Summer and temperatures aren't the only things on the rise. Bloodlust is on the boil and there's savagery simmering when one of the nation's most powerful men invites the great and the good to a midsummer night's feast. Murder, revenge and pollen are in the air as the long days draw out, the nights heat up and even the hot summer sun will fail to thaw the cold heart of a murderer A troupe of professional…

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September 2018

THEATRE: A Tale Of The Expected

Friday 7th September, 2018 - 20:00
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 8th September, 2018

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

Down at Heel Productions, with the aid of Kildare County Council Arts Service, present A Tale of the Expected, a bittersweet comedy by novelist Martina Reilly. Lana is eighteen and pregnant. The father is Roman, aka, Mr Party Central and his family run the local chipper. Lana is determined to have the baby while the thoughts of becoming a Dad make Roman ill. In fact, the only thing he and Lana have in common is that they both love to…

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THEATRE: A Tale Of The Expected

Saturday 8th September, 2018 - 20:00
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Saturday 8th September, 2018

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

Down at Heel Productions, with the aid of Kildare County Council Arts Service, present A Tale of the Expected, a bittersweet comedy by novelist Martina Reilly. Lana is eighteen and pregnant. The father is Roman, aka, Mr Party Central and his family run the local chipper. Lana is determined to have the baby while the thoughts of becoming a Dad make Roman ill. In fact, the only thing he and Lana have in common is that they both love to…

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THEATRE: What Good is Looking Well When You’re Rotten On The Inside?

Friday 14th September, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12

One month before his death, retired civil servant and man of few words Paddy O’Grady had a sudden urge to talk. Using a portable cassette tape recorder, he recorded 15 hours of stories about leprechauns, aliens and lonely pharmacists; absurdist political satire; musings on life, love and death. Paddy’s granddaughter, Emma O’Grady, later discovered he had written plays, poems and stories but until now his work has been without an audience. This one-woman show – created with multiple directors -…

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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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THEATRE: Hero

Friday 28th September, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€14/€12

Hero by Ken Rogan is an original work about a man’s struggles with love. Life quickly grows more complicated for Smithy (Daithí Mac Suibhne) after a chance encounter with Marissa. This is one man's hilarious, down to earth odyssey through love, ankle injuries and what happens when you don't know how to lose. “It’s a love story from the male point of view, and unusual in its tenderness in this macho world… It’s also neatly and cleverly presented, with plenty…

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October 2018

THEATRE: Frank Pig Says Hello

Thursday 11th October, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€16/€14

Desperately funny and yet deeply tragic, FRANK PIG SAYS HELLO is one of the great classics of modern Irish theatre. It tells the story of Francie Brady growing up in a small Irish town in the 1960s and his descent towards a brutal act that shocks his community. Described as “one of the saddest and funniest tales I have seen” The Irish Times; “a masterpiece” The Evening Herald and “an extraordinary piece of theatre” The Sunday Independent, the original production…

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THEATRE: Jane Eyre

Thursday 18th October, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€16/€14

Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! I have as much soul as you and full as much heart! The young, orphaned Jane meets with cruelty at the hands of her aunt and then at the school to which she is banished. She eventually finds her freedom and becomes governess to the daughter of the enigmatic Mr Rochester at Thornfield Hall. As Jane and Rochester’s relationship grows, it…

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THEATRE: Holy Mary

Saturday 20th October, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/€16

Holy Mary by Eoin Colfer is the story of two nine year old girls on the days leading up to the social occasion of the year: Their First Holy Communion. Mary and Majella have been mortal enemies since baby infants, and things have gotten even worse since Mary’s daddy moved in with Majella’s mammy. Both girls are searching for a way to insult the other, and Majella thinks she has found a weak spot when she realises that Mary’s Communion…

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November 2018

THEATRE: Bat The Father Rabbit The Son

Wednesday 7th November, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12

It’s Dublin in the 1980s. Rabbit is a self-made haulage magnate. But something’s wrong. He cuts a deal with his underling Keogh to help him find his lost moorings. The quest is hampered by his dead father Bat, Citizen Army volunteer and pawn shop assistant, bubbling up. The struggle between father and son, past and present, imagination and reality, spans Dublin. Their voyage out of Howth and up the River Liffey builds to a climax described by The Guardian as…

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COMEDY THEATRE: Alternative Bedtime Stories.

Saturday 24th November, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€16/€14

Once upon a time, two fair maidens dragged fairy tales kicking and screaming into the 21st century in this sharp and original review of all things “happily ever after”. Follow the trail of breadcrumbs to see your favourite bedtime stories poked with a big stick before being tossed into a cauldron with physical comedy and biting wit. Follow the trail of breadcrumbs into the mind of the MakeyUppers where you will stumble across the stories you thought you knew. Watch…

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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: KYT presents By The Bog of Cats

Friday 7th December, 2018 - 12:00
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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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THEATRE: BEFORE – A new play with much music by Pat Kinevane

Saturday 8th December, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18/16

From the team that brought you Forgotten, Underneath and the Olivier Award-winning Silent, Before is a new play with much music, set in Clery’s of Dublin, on the very day this iconic department store shuts - for good. Pontius is inside, trying to choose a gift for his estranged daughter, whom he hasn’t seen for almost 20 years. He will meet her in an hour. This father’s journey is both beautiful and strange, from the isolation of his Midlands home,…

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