What's on in Kildare this weekend

Arts and entertainment

Laura Coates


Laura Coates



What's on in Kildare this weekend

Riff Raff drama group crew members Orlaigh Keane, Luke Keogh, Michaela Clarke, working on the production of ‘The Word on the Street’, at the Moat Theatre, Naas. Photo: Tony Keane.

Riff Raff Drama Group’s The Word on the Street at the Moat Theatre, Naas 

Newbridge’s Riff Raff Drama Group brings its production of The Word on the Street to the Moat Theatre in Naas this Thursday, 20, and Friday, 21 October at 8pm.

The production, written by Dave Tiernan is co-directed by Brother Michael Broderick and Catherine Connolly. It’s set in downtown New York, 1933.

Prohibition has ended, there’s a new President, and times seem to be getting better until a local mob boss is found in a Dumpster down an alley. Everyone and anyone becomes a suspect to an arrogant detective and with half a million dollars and more in Diamonds on the move, deception, lies and corruption seem to be an everyday occurrence to a string of wanna-be gangsters who chase wealth and riches to an explosive end.

Tickets are €15 (concessions €12) and can be booked at www.moattheatre.com.


Danger Money at the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge 

Big Guerilla Productions presents Danger Money, starring Seamus O’Rourke, at the Riverbank Arts Centre this Friday, October 21.

London was only ever meant to be a stepping stone for Teddy ‘the Mucker’ Tucker but somehow he stayed there for over thirty years until one day he abruptly abandoned his friends and his job and returned home to North Leitrim. He now finds himself in the bog wondering about life.

Tickets at €20 can be booked at www.riverbank.ie or at 045 448327.


Jerry Fish at the Moat Theatre, Naas 

The Songs and Tall Tales of Jerry Fish is an intimate, stripped-down, theatre style show in which Jerry performs his favourite songs from a career spanning over two decades.

The Emotional Fish singer is still fresh in a lot of peoples mind from his Electric Picnic performance and will be bringing his own style of fun to The Moat Theatre stage.

Moustache and all, check him out on Saturday October 22 for €16.Tickets can be booked at www.moattheatre.com or at 045 883030.


Jackula at the Moat Theatre, Naas 

Back for another year of Halloween Magic, Jackula is one for the all the family. Magic tricks for all ages and dress up too, Jackula will get you in the mood for the spooky season with lots of fun and games. 

The show is for ages 4 and over, so why not bring a party of kiddies along on Sunday October 23 at 4pm. Tickets can be booked at www.moattheatre.com or at 045 883030.


Conor At The End Of The Universe at the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge

Collapsing Horse presents this family theatre event at the Riverbank Arts Centre on Sunday, October 23, at 12pm and 2pm.

Conor is on a mission to get to the outer edge of the universe before he runs out of time. The production uses puppets, design, animation and music and is suitable for children aged 4 to 6.

Tickets at €8 or €28 per family can be booked at www.riverbank.ie.