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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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September 2021

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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