Feast of fun and drama for kids at Newbridge’s Riverbank

Me Mollser. Photo: Neil Harrison
There is a feast of children’s drama and entertainment at Newbridge’s Riverbank Arts Centre this month.

There is a feast of children’s drama and entertainment at Newbridge’s Riverbank Arts Centre this month.

The Abbey Theatre presents a staging of its innovative play ‘Me, Mollser’ by Ali White on Monday next, February 10, at 9.30am and 12pm.

The production, aimed at schoolchildren, takes character of young Dubliner Mollser from O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars. Mollser guides the audience through the overcrowded Dublin tenements of 1913.

‘Me, Mollser’ is party of the Abbey’s special series of shows aimed to introduce the classics of Irish theatre of a young audience.

The cost is €6 and it is aimed at children aged eight years and over.

On Friday, February 28, Theatre Lovett returns to the Riverbank for a two-night presentation of ‘Mr Foley: The Radio Operator’.

Old Jack Foley once dreamed of joining the circus, but now, tired and grey, he sits alone by the radio twiddling the dials on his memories.

This slapstick comedy is performed by Louis Lovett as he conjures characters and chapters full of charm from Mr Foley’s colourful past. There are schools shows on the Friday at 10am and 12pm, and a family show on the Saturday at 2pm (cost €8).

For young film buffs, there will be a screening of Astro Boy this Saturday at 2pm (cost €3)

There is also a Build Your Own Musical Instrument workshop with Ed Devane from 11am to 1pm this Saturday (cost €15 including materials, suitable for ages 8 and over).

To book for any of the shows or workshops, contact 045 448327 or www.riverbank.ie.