Exciting spring shows at Riverbank

The Nualas.
There is plenty in store for all the family over the coming weeks at Newbridge’s Riverbank Arts Centre.

There is plenty in store for all the family over the coming weeks at Newbridge’s Riverbank Arts Centre.

DRAMA

On Friday, March 28, The New Theatre will stage James Joyce’s ‘A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man’. Tickets are €15 and the show starts at 8pm.

There’s something special in store for young drama lovers the following day, as Replay Theatre Company presents two matinees (at 12pm and 2pm) of ‘A Boy And His Box’, which incorporates live drawing, projection, quirky tunes and sound effects. Suitable for children from 4 - 8 years old, tickets are €8/family €24.

Another children’s show, Monkey Shine Theatre’s ‘Losha’ will be staged on Wednesday, April 16 at 2pm (suitable for 5+) The show tells a sensitive tale about Losha, who likes to collect things, through objects and poetic dance. Tickets €8/family €28.

A topical tale will be staged on Friday, April 25, with Bigger Picture Projects’ presentation of ‘Postscript’, which is a poignant and humourous tale based on a true story of an adopted person’s search for identity. Tickets €15 and the show starts at 8pm.

Callback Theatre’s ‘Fred and Alice’ will be staged on Wednesday, April 30, at 8pm - a play described as a joyous celebration of individuality telling the tale of an unusual love story. Tickets are €15 and the show starts at 8pm.

Music

Kill singer Heidi Talbot brings her ‘Angels Without Wings’ show to the Riverbank on Friday, April 4 (see feature on page 43).

Live music legend Freddie White, founder member of Scullion and The Fake, returns to Newbridge on Friday, April 11. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are €18.

The Ark presents Ten14, featuring Moya Brennan, the voice of Clannad and Cormac de Barra on harp. This special show, inspired by the legend of Brian Boru, is suitable for children aged 4 and over, plus adults. It will take place on Thursday, April 24, at 3pm. Tickets €8.

On Thursday, May 1, We Banjo 3, will take to the stage with their combination of Irish and Bluegrass banjo music. Show at 8pm and tickets €15/ family €40.

Comedy

Andrew Maxwell, star of Live at the Apollo and 8 Out Of Ten Cats, brings his ‘Banana Kingdom’ tour to Newbridge on Wednesday, March 26. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are €18.

On Saturday, April 19, comedy legends The Nualas bring ‘The Great Big Shiny Show’ to the Riverbank - so expect, glitz, cleavage, acrobatic vocals and provocative chat. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are €18.

To book tickets for any of the shows at the Riverbank, book online at www.riverbank.ie or call the box office at 045 448327.