'Dalloway' and Project West at Newbridge's Riverbank Arts Centre

Drama and music this weekend

Laura Coates

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'Dalloway' and Project West at Newbridge's Riverbank Arts Centre

Rebecca Vaughan in 'Dalloway'

Dyad Productions bring their latest critically acclaimed production, Dalloway, to the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge this Friday, October 7.

Dyad are no strangers to Riverbank Arts Centre, having previously brought to Newbridge a number of other fantastic productions,including Austen’s Women. I, Elizabeth, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe and The Diaries of Adam and Eve.

In 1923, the Great 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 middle- and upper-class London, this adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s celebrated map of hearts, minds and memories offers a compellingly feminine response to the aftermath of the First World War.

The play is written and directed by Elton Townend Jones and performed by Rebecca Vaughan.

Project West

Having recently taken the US by storm as part of a 100-date tour, the new traditional music based group, Project West play Riverbank Arts Centre on Saturday October 8.

Project West comprises of seven performers who have Irish traditional music, song and dance running through their veins. Despite their youthfulness, the members of Project West have performed with The Chieftains, De Dannan, the Dubliners, the Fureys, and the top names in the Irish music business. Dancer Siobhan Manson has been principal dancer with Riverdance for 10 years.

The show starts at 8pm.

Book tickets for Riverbank events at 045 448327 or online at www.riverbank.ie.