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February 2018

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 20:00

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
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One event on Sunday 11th February, 2018 at 20:00

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 20:00

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 20:00, 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 20:00, 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 20:00, 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 20:00, 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
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An event every day that begins at 20:00, 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 20:00, 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 20:00, 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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February 2019

THEATRE: THE MATCHMAKER by John B. Keane

Thursday 7th February, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

THE MATCHMAKER stars Mary McEvoy (best known for her role as Biddie in the long-running RTE series Glenroe) and Irish actor and comedian Jon Kenny (part of the Irish comic duo d’Unbelievables). Jon Kenny is also well known for appearing in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted. 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…

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THEATRE: Port Authority by Conor McPherson

Friday 22nd February, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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A young boy leaves home for the first time, a man begins a job for which he is not qualified, a pensioner receives a mysterious package. As each man confronts the significance of these events, they are forced to take stock of themselves, their feelings, and of the decisions they have made. Painting a vivid picture of life in contemporary Dublin, award-winning playwright Conor McPherson (Seafarer, The Weir and Shining City) weaves together a moving and funny tale of loves…

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THEATRE: Remember To Breathe

Wednesday 27th February, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€16/€14

In a pool in post-earthquake New Zealand, recent emigrant Maeve is learning to swim. Self-professed ‘swimaholic’ coach Doreen eggs her on. But as she struggles to stay afloat, Maeve must do battle with the water and an unresolved dilemma with her much-loved father back home. Mixing serious themes with warm humour, Remember to Breathe is a deeply moving play about moving home and moving on. Written and Directed by Orla Murphy Cast: Liz Fitzgibbon, Raymond Keane, Julie Sharkey. “A multi-layered…

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April 2019

DINNER THEATRE: Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience

Thursday 25th April, 2019 - 19:45
Kildare House Hotel, Dublin Road
Kildare Town, Ireland
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€50 (includes 3-course dinner)

Ten 42 Productions in association with Interactive Theatre International (Faulty Towers - The Dining Experience) presents a brand new show. Transporting guests to The Nags Head for some wheeling, dealing and eating, this fully immersive, highly interactive theatre show makes for a t’riffic night out – you’d be a plonker to miss it! Del Boy and Rodney want to drum up some cash and make a cheeky saving on the side in this fun-filled knees up that has everyone stopping…

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May 2019

LOCAL ARTS: Kildare Youth Theatre present HAMLET

Wednesday 1st May, 2019 - 19:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€6/€10

So, you are 18. You go abroad to third level. You are a second year in the University of Wittenburg. You study Philosophy and Greek and Roman Civilization. Tragically, your father dies while you are in your first semester of second year. You return home for the funeral, which is massive: people from everywhere come to pay their respects. It lasts for days. Your father was a very well respected man. Three weeks after he dies security is tightened around…

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THEATRE: Pump Girl by Abbie Spallen

Friday 17th May, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€16/€14

There's one in every town, and they call her the Pumpgirl. She works in the garage, changes the oil and thinks she's one of the lads. She's sweet on 'No-Helmet' Hammy, but he loves no one but himself. He's out all night with his racing boys, whilst wife Sinead's off on a joyride of her own, with an ache that's about to be cured. It’s a turbo-charged race through the diesel fumes and country music of the Armagh badlands. Newry…

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THEATRE: And Thank You

Friday 31st May, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16

And thank you... is a play about an ordinary man living in rural Ireland who gets saved... Saved from a life of pub talk and prophesizing... King John O’Sullivan used to be able to drink fifteen pints without having to piddle, now, it’s every nine. Going to The Gents so often can wear a man out. The story is told by the Reverend Thaddaeus Clancy and O’Sullivan’s two sons, Larry and Martin. The sons run the family shop while Daddy,…

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June 2019

LOCAL ARTS: Riff Raff Drama present: The Will to Surprise

Wednesday 19th June, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 20th June, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 20:00

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

Riff Raff Drama Group are back! The Newbridge drama group present the premiere of a hilarious new play, The Will to Surprise by Dave Tiernan, which will leave you in tears of laughter. Old Joe Murphy has passed away, his family are called to hear his last will and testament in his cottage in the country. As the squabbling family arrive to receive their inheritance, greed soon takes over to push them further apart, and the deceased has left a…

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LOCAL ARTS: Riff Raff Drama present: The Will to Surprise

Thursday 20th June, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 20th June, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 20:00

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

Riff Raff Drama Group are back! The Newbridge drama group present the premiere of a hilarious new play, The Will to Surprise by Dave Tiernan, which will leave you in tears of laughter. Old Joe Murphy has passed away, his family are called to hear his last will and testament in his cottage in the country. As the squabbling family arrive to receive their inheritance, greed soon takes over to push them further apart, and the deceased has left a…

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LOCAL ARTS: Riff Raff Drama present: The Will to Surprise

Friday 21st June, 2019 - 20:00
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One event on Thursday 20th June, 2019 at 20:00

One event on Friday 21st June, 2019 at 20:00

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

Riff Raff Drama Group are back! The Newbridge drama group present the premiere of a hilarious new play, The Will to Surprise by Dave Tiernan, which will leave you in tears of laughter. Old Joe Murphy has passed away, his family are called to hear his last will and testament in his cottage in the country. As the squabbling family arrive to receive their inheritance, greed soon takes over to push them further apart, and the deceased has left a…

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LOCAL ARTS: Kildare Youth Theatre presents The Small Hours

Saturday 22nd June, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10/€6

This is a chance for local audiences to see The Small Hours by Katherine Soper prior to it being staged in the Dorfman in The National Theatre in London. The Small Hours captures a moment in the lives of 8 teenagers and then follows them through the decades, through climate change and a changing world, until the end of their lives. It is part of the National Theatre (London) Connections programme. The National select 10 productions from 300 to be…

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THEATRE: Aggy’s Anthem (Rehearsed Reading)

Wednesday 26th June, 2019 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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FREE, booking advised

Rehearsed reading of new play by Newbridge-based actor/writer Mary Ryan. Two worlds collide in the Meath Gaeltacht, when a song collector from inner city Dublin arrives for the local festival. Aggy (85) is a Kildare widow, determined to perform her songs and exhibit the lifetime of trophies she has won at local shows, despite neighbour Hunger Houlihan’s efforts to move her out. The high profile cast includes acclaimed storyteller Nuala Hayes (Ros na Rún TG4, Glenroe RTE), Ciaran McMahon (Game…

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July 2019

FAMILY THEATRE: A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

Saturday 20th July, 2019 - 12:00
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One event on Saturday 20th July, 2019 at 16:00

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience find something remarkable; a very old man with enormous wings. Starting from Gabriel Garcia Marquez's short story 'A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings', Collapsing Horse bring this classic piece of magic-realism to the stage. A young couple find an injured old man outside their house, an old man who just happens to have a pair of enormous wings. The wise neighbour woman tells them he’s an angel. She…

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FAMILY THEATRE: A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

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

Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience find something remarkable; a very old man with enormous wings. Starting from Gabriel Garcia Marquez's short story 'A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings', Collapsing Horse bring this classic piece of magic-realism to the stage. A young couple find an injured old man outside their house, an old man who just happens to have a pair of enormous wings. The wise neighbour woman tells them he’s an angel. She…

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