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January Summer Season at Riverbank Arts Centre May to August 2014 Hello there, This year seems to be flying by, and as we bound through 2014, the Summer season brings an opportunity to slow things down, take a breath and enjoy the simple pleasures in life. This Summer at Riverbank, we have plenty of events to brighten & lighten the coming months, hail, rain or shine. The theatre programme kicks off with Seamus O’Rourke’s inimitable reflection of the quirks and traits of rural Irish life in Dig, Pat McGrath brings us into the world of escapism, model-making & more with the touching play Small Plastic Wars. Pop on your dancing shoes and enjoy the romance of Swing with Janet Moran and Steve Blount, presented by Fishamble. Some legends appear on stage this season with DYAD Production’s The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe while Lambo humourously examines the ‘scandal’ of Gerry Ryan’s purported killing of a Lamb for the Gay Byrne show in 1987. The music programme sees the Chieftain’s Kevin Coneff join forces with whistle player Mary Bergin and guitar player extraordinaire Tim Edey (under the name BEC) for a very special night in May. Mick Flannery, The Unusual History of Ether, The Old Dance School and the superb Jack L keep the tunes pumping throughout Summer, while David McSavage will put a smile on your face. For families and school audiences, we have some very special treats in store—not least of which is the presentation of Dutch theatre company Het Filiaal’s inspiring show The Secret of Q. Riverbank is part of ShortWorks – a network of 4 venues dedicated to presenting the highest quality arts experiences for children- and is proud to have an opportunity to present this international work. The show will be presented three times for schools with one evening show for a family audience- don’t miss it. We are also delighted to welcome Branar Theatre back to the venue with a beautiful new show Bláth- The Flower. Designed by the artist Maeve Clancy, a Riverbank favourite, with music by Colm Mac Con Iomaire of The Frames, Bláth invites children to an enchanting world made entirely of paper. To add to the Summer vibe, we are delighted to present Knee Deep—an enthralling show filled with acrobatic, traditional and contemporary circus techniques from Australian company Casus – an awe inspiring experience. And to cap it all off, wind down with A Wine Goose Chase – a show about wine, with a glass of wine in hand, it’s the perfect way to pass a Summer evening. Enjoy & hope to see you soon..

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Big Guerilla Productions Presents 'Dig'

JUNE

MAy

10th - June 29th PAINT An exhibition by Lucy Hill

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8pm

116/114

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See Gallery Times

free

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8pm

115/112

7

10th

The Unusual History of Ether

13th

BEC Kevin Conneff, Mary Bergin & Tim Edey

8pm

115/112

8

14th

Special Screening: Untouchable

10am

16

9

15th

Bigger Picture Projects in Association with Bealtaine Festival Present Small Plastic Wars

1pm

110

9

16th

Hint of LIME Productions, in Association with Richard Ryan Promotions Present Mrs. Roosevelt Flies to London

8pm

115/112

10

17th

Paint-lab Workshop With Lucy Hill

10:30-11:30am 18

10

17th

Lambert Puppet Theatre Presents Hansel & Gretel

2pm

110

11

18th

Music Network Presents Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas & Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh

8pm

115/112

11

22nd

Bealtaine Special Screening: Quartet

11am

Free

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22nd

Mick Flannery With Support From Casey Black

8pm

124

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23rd

Ramor Theatre Presents A Night in November

8pm

116/114

14

24th

Dyad Productions Presents The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe

8pm

115/112

14

28th-31st

Newbridge Drama Group Presents Play On

8pm

112/110

15

7th

June Fest presents Historical Talk Newbridge in Time of War, 1914-1918

11am-12.30pm

Free

15

3rd-4th

Het Filiaal Presents THE SECRET OF Q

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16

13th

Underscore_Productions presents Lambo

8pm

115/112

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14th

Let There Be Light Workshop with Susan Boyle

10:30am-12:30pm

115

18

14th

The Old Dance School

8pm

115/112

18

19th-20th

Girls’ Night: The Musical

8pm

115/112

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24th

An Audience with Michael Kinane & Special Guests

8pm

115

20

27th-28th

Griese Youth Theatre Presents Joining the Dots

8pm

110/18

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Ten 42 Productions Presents Knee Deep

7.30pm

150 (Family of 4) 118 Adult, 114 OAP, 110 Child

4th

David McSavage - Don't Give Up

8pm

118

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7th -11th

Artzone Workshop

10am - 2pm

175

23

11th

Fishamble presents Swing

8pm

116/114

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12th

Branar Presents Bláth - The Flower

2pm

17 Family 124

25

10am-3pm

185

25

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14th-18th Wonderland Workshop

22

18th-19th

A Wine Goose Chase

8pm

116

26

21st-25th

'CreateSchool Stop' - Motion Workshop

10am-2pm & 2:30-5:30pm

190

26

24th

Hopkins Poetry Festival

7:30pm

110

27

29th

Jack Lukeman-The Great Wall of China Tour

8pm

124

27

May 12th

Her

8pm

16

8

May 14th

Special Screening: Untouchable

10am

16

9

May 19th

Under The Skin

8pm

16

12

May 22nd

Bealtaine Special Screening: Quartet

11am

Free

12

June 9th

The Past

8pm

16

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June 16th

The Sea

8pm

16

19

June 23rd

20 Feet From Stardom

8pm

16

20

June 30th

Calvary

8pm

16

21

Aug 30th

Family Cinema: Khumba: A Zebra’s Tale

2pm

13

27

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FRIdAy, MAy 9Th

BIG GUERILLA PROdUCTIONs PREsENTs

Time price

8pm €16/€14

Seamus O’Rourke has become well known in the theatre world for tackling serious contemporary social issues through humour and some very quirky, but recognisable rural Irish characters. ‘dig’ is no different… In some parts of rural Ireland graves are still dug by friends and neighbours of the deceased and not by professional gravediggers. This play is about that ritual…and about things that never get said between men…men who played sport together, men who would die for one another, men who would do anything for the ‘cause’ and yet keep their real thoughts a secret to the grave. From its beautifully realised setting and lighting to its accurately drawn characters. This is a story so powerful and captivating from its opening words, yet so full of wit and humour throughout. O’Rourke himself revisits one of his finest roles as Big Tom O’Donnell and audiences throughout the country are in for a real treat. Directed & Written by Seamus O’Rourke.

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VISUAL ARTS PROGRAMME sATURdAy, MAy 10Th-sUNdAy, JUNE 29Th

PAINT AN ExhIBITION FOR yOUNG AUdIENCEs By LUCy hILL Time mcKenna Gallery / children's Gallery 10am - 5.30pm mon - Fri, 10am - 1pm saT price Free admission

Originally commissioned by the Linenhall Arts Centre in Co. Mayo as part of its annual visual art exhibition for young audiences, “PAiNT’ is a really exciting and different exhibition by Lucy Hill. ‘PAiNT’ is a series of fourteen abstract oil paintings by the artist, which are accompanied by a variety of novel interactive elements that invite viewers of all ages to engage with the exhibition on a number of levels. For the young and curious, the addition of large light-boxes filled with different sensory materials invite viewers to explore colour, light, texture and line in a hands-on way using materials related to the paintings. View-master toys exhibit a variety of the artists’ preparatory research photographs. Perfume bottles offer visitors the opportunity to sniff studio scents including oil paint, varnish, beeswax and much more. ‘Death-jars’ document the many bugs, bees and moths that died during the making of the paintings by flying into wet paint or crawling into open varnish pots. Visitors will also be invited to add to the artist’s sketchbook. Come and explore!

sATURdAy, MAy 10Th

ThE UNUsUAL hIsTORy OF EThER

Time 8pm price €15/€12

The Unusual History of Ether is the song writing partnership of Irish singer, keyboardist and songwriter Rebecca Collins and Danish jazz guitarist and composer Mikkel Ploug. They played together for the first time at the Dublin Fringe Festival in 2007 and immediately forged a musical connection. However, their own projects kept them busy in the years that followed. When the two finally found time to collaborate in 2011, things happened fast. After a few months of swapping musical ideas online, The Unusual History of Ether was formed, with the addition of bass player Jeppe Skovbakke and drummer Jeppe Gram, and Rebecca relocated to Copenhagen. “an absorbing album that engages the brain, but light enough to keep toes tapping and shoulders shaking.” – Lauren Murphy, The Irish Times.

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MONdAy, MAy 12Th M RIvERBANK CINEMA PREsENTs

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€3 Coffee & Cake CAke CA ke Deal DeAll DeA

Winner - Spike Jonze, Best Original Screenplay, Academy Awards 2014

8pm 16

Dir: Spike Jonze / USA / 2013 / 125 mins / Cert: 15A Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, Chris Pratt, Matt Letscher, Portia Doubleday, Scarlett Johansson / Language: English Set in Los Angeles in the slight future, Her follows Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet 'Samantha', a bright, female voice (Scarlett Johansson) who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other. Rotterdam Film Festival 2014

TUEsdAy, MAy 13Th

BEC KEvIN CONNEFF, MARy BERGIN & TIM EdEy

Time 8pm price €15/€12

What do you get when 3 of the leading performers in Irish music get together in Spiddal for a night? Kevin Conneff is often said to have helped popularise the rise of the Bodhran worldwide from his 37 years as a member of the legendary band, The Chieftains of whom he is also the singer. Kevin has a lovely singing voice and the list of people he has played and sang with is literally endless. Kevin is a master traditional singer and Bodhran player whom invented his own style copied by many. Mary Bergin is acknowledged as one of Ireland’s finest ever tin whistle players, a founder of the popular female group Dordan she has toured worldwide and her album “Feadog stain” is a timeless classic. Tim Edey, BBC R2 Best musician of 2012, is born across the water in Co. Kent. Tim is both a successful solo and session artist with his recent album “Sailing Over the 7th String” produced by none other than Robin Wynn Evans (producer to The Manic street preachers). Tim’s CV is like a who’s who of Irish music—Christy Moore, 1 The Chieftains, Mary Black, Altan, Begley+Cooney, and Sharon Shannon to name a few. 8

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WEdNEsdAy, MAy 14Th RIvERBANK CINEMA ANd IFI EdUCATION PREsENT

UNTOUChABLE Time price

10am 16

Directors: Olivier Nakache & Eric Toldedano / Starring: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny France / 2011 / 112 mins / Cert: 15 After a paragliding accident, Philippe, a rich aristocrat, hires Driss, a young guy from the projects recently released from prison as his care-giver… in other words, the person least suited for the job. Together they blend Vivaldi and Earth, Wind and Fire, elegant diction and street jive, suits and sweatpants. Two worlds are going to collide and come to terms with each other to give birth to a friendship as crazy, comical and strong as it is unexpected—a unique relationship that will create sparks and make them untouchable.

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ThURsdAy, MAy 15Th BIGGER PICTURE PROJECTs, IN AssOCIATION WITh BEALTAINE FEsTIvAL PREsENT

sMALL PLAsTIC WARs Time 1pm-lUnchTime perFormance price €10

Amusing account of how one man turned an unfulfilled dream to bridge the void of unemployment and recession. Joe is in total control of his world. It’s a pity that it exists only in 1/35 scale and is made of plastic. Meanwhile, back in the real world, there’s a competition coming up and Joe just wants to be left alone to build his models and win best in show. Unemployment has finally given him the time to enjoy his hobby of sticking bits of plastic together, but unfortunately his wife, his kids, the bank manager, his nemesis Hermann (whose real name is Brian), the checkout girl in Tesco and Angela Merkel have other ideas. Written and performed by Pat McGrath. “McGrath’s wonderful performance does justice to his hilarious, well-paced script.” The Irish Times

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FRIdAy, MAy 16Th

hINT OF LIME PROdUCTIONs, WITh RIChARd RyAN PROMOTIONs PREsENT

MRs. ROOsEvELT FLIEs TO LONdON

Time price

8pm €15/€12

In October 1942, Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the President, takes a dangerous trip to wartime London, to visit US troops, and see how the British, most importantly the women, are coping. In her last days, as the Cuban Missile Crisis pushes the world to the brink of final catastrophe, Eleanor relives her journey, from bombdamaged Buckingham Palace to midnight factories. She also recalls her life, from unhappy child, to unconventional wife, to becoming, in President Truman's words 'First Lady of the World'. Granted special permission to use Eleanor's writings, Alison Skilbeck's new one-woman show explores the public, and hidden life of one of the most extraordinary women of the 20th century, a woman beset by deep personal insecurities and tragedy, but one who never lost her passionate belief in the strength of the human spirit.

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sATURdAy, MAy 17Th

PAINT-LAB WORKshOP WITh LUCy hILL Time price

10:30-11:30am 1 8 (sUiTable For 3-6yrs, accompanied by an adUlT)

Paint-lab is an exciting workshop for children aged 3 to 6 years (accompanied by an adult), facilitated by artist Lucy Hill to compliment her exhibition ‘PAiNT’ (See Page 7). There will be an opportunity to interact with the exhibition (light-boxes, view-masters, bug jars!) and discuss art making with the artist before setting to work in the ‘lab’ where a variety of painting processes will be on offer at different workstations. Experiment with paint on different surfaces (paper, fabrics, wood), with different textures (sand, chalk-dust, wax) and make your own brushes and tools. Come, explore and get busy with paint!

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LAMBERT PUPPET ThEATRE PREsENTs L

hAN hANsEL ANd GRETEL Time price

For Kids

2pm 110 (Suitable up to 10yrS)

The Lambert Puppet Theatre is now widely recognised as the Premier Touring Puppet Theatre Company in Ireland and is also internationally renowned for its many fine productions in Theatres throughout Ireland, The UK and Europe. From its earliest beginning, the Lambert family has been involved with RTE TV, working on the hugely popular series Wanderly Wagon featuring the Late Eugene Lambert and Judge. Paula Lambert was the 'Bosco' voice on TV for seventeen years and, indeed, BOSCO is still a firm favourite with the younger children and will make a nostalgic appearance in the opening part of the Show. This is a beautifully produced show with large puppets, colourful sets and exquisite lighting. It is suitable for an age group up to ten years of age.

sUNdAy, MAy 18Th

MUsIC NETWORK PREsENTs

ALAsdAIR FRAsER, NATALIE hAAs & MAIRéAd Ní MhAONAIGh - ThE IONA CONNECTION

Time price

8pm 115/112

The remote Hebridean isle of Iona is a unique place, sitting at the crossroads of Irish and Scottish culture and it’s the inspiration for Scots fiddler Alasdair Fraser, Californian cellist Natalie Haas and Donegal native Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh as they explore the connections between traditional Irish, Scottish and Old Time American music, following in the musical footsteps of tunes that have found their way home once more. Haas returns the cello to its historical role at the rhythmic heart of Scottish dance music. It’s a dream collaboration for Fraser, long regarded as one of Scotland’s premier fiddlers and a proud ambassador for Gaelic culture and traditions. For this tour, they are performing for the first time with the inestimable Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh. One of the foremost singers in the Irish language and co-founder of trad legends Altan, Mairéad will revisit themes explored on her first solo album ‘Imeall’, together with Haas and Fraser.

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MONdAy, MAy 19Th

cinema

RIvERBANK CINEMA PREsENTs

UNdER ThE sKIN Time price

8pm 16

Dir: Jonathan Glazer / UK / 2013 / 108 mins / Cert: 15A Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Robert J. Goodwin, Krystof Hádek, Paul Brannigan, Jeremy McWilliams / Language: English Visually and aurally audacious and as slippery in form as its central character, Jonathan Glazer’s (Sexy Beast, Birth) elliptical sci-fi about an alien creature (Scarlett Johansson) who stalks down human prey is a brilliant amalgam of fantasy and reality. In a stunning early sequence of metamorphosis, the naked femme fatale dons the attire of her predecessor and goes out on the prowl in a non-descript van, effortlessly procuring not-so gullible lads from the backstreets of Glasgow and local highways and luring them into an unimaginable void. Filmed on location in Scotland, where not all the male victims were knowing participants, the filmmaking recalls the realism of Ken Loach as much as the surrealism of David Lynch. Glazer has created an entirely distinctive film, both creepy and luminous in its metaphysical precision. - Clare Stewart / BFI London Film Festival 2013 ***** THE GUARDIAN ***** THE TELEGRAPH ***** TIME OUT LONDON

***** LITTLE WHITE LIES ***** TOTAL FILM

€3 Coffee & Cake CAke CA ke Deal DeAll DeA

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ThURsdAy, MAy 22Nd

BEALTAINE FEsTIvAL & RIvERBANK CINEMA PREsENT

QUARTET Time price

11am Free (booking adviSed)

Dir: Dustin Hoffman / UK / 2012 / 98 minutes / Cert: 12A Starring: Pauline Collins, Billy Connolly, Tom Courtney, Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith Lifelong friends Wilf (Billy Connolly) and Reggie (Ton Courtney), together with former colleague Cissy (Pauline Collins), are residents of Beecham House—a home for retired opera singers. Every year on Giuseppe Verdi’s birthday, the residents unite to give a concert to raise funds for their home. But when Jean Horton (Maggie Smith), a former grande dame of the opera fallen on hard times, also Reggie’s ex-wife and the fourth and most celebrated member of their former quartet, moves into the home to everyone’s surprise, the plans for this year’s concert start to unravel. As old grudges threaten, it becomes apparent that having four of the finest singers in English operatic history under one roof offers no guarantee that the show will go on.

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ThURsdAy, MAy 22Nd

MICK FLANNERy

WITh sUPPORT FROM CAsEy BLACK Time price

8pm €24

Mick Flannery was brought up on a farm outside Blarney, Co. Cork. His first real connection to music was watching an unplugged Nirvana covering Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold the World.” After a sting in a music college in Cork, he travelled to the U.S. where he “wandered around for a time.” While there, he entered the U.S. Songwriting Competition in Nashville, Tennessee and, to his surprise, won two top awards for his compositions. If asked, Mick adamantly refuses to talk about himself. The best you’ll get from him on any given day is, maybe, an admission that he’s a bit “grumpy” and he enjoys a good game of poker. So, if you want to learn a little bit more about Mick Flannery, just kick back and listen to his music because that’s where he actually talks about himself. Mick writes all of his songs (words and music) and plays both piano and guitar. Casey Black A literary lyricist with a gravel growl voice, Casey Black covers the darker part of the Americana psyche. Like Springsteen in delivery, Patty Griffin in mood, Steinbeck in story, Casey intertwines commentary on life-times within an expansive musical landscape.

“Mick Flannery is a singing and songwriting force to be reckoned with.” – Siobhán Long, The Irish Times

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FRIdAy, MAy 23Rd

"I am a free man, I am a Protestant man, I am an Irish man"

RAMOR ThEATRE PREsENTs

A NIGhT IN NOvEMBER

Time price

8pm 116/114

When Ulster Protestant, Kenneth McCallister finds himself on the football terraces for a crucial Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland World Cup qualifying match, little does he know that his hum-drum life is about to change forever. This production of Marie Jones’ smashhit one-man show, A Night in November features Padraic McIntyre playing the part of Kenneth, a protestant dole clerk on a search for his own identity. Jones’ enduringly humorous and challenging play is both uncomfortable and compelling as it lays bare the issues of Protestant identity in the 1990’s. The passionate and often hilarious show has enjoyed productions all over the world including the West End and Broadway. Written by Marie Jones / Directed by Paddy Farrelly / Performed by Padraic McIntyre.

sATURdAy, MAy 24Th

dyAd PROdUCTIONs PREsENTs

Time price

ThE UNREMARKABLE dEATh Monroe as we’ve never seen her before: alone in her bedroom, OF MARILyN MONROE in dressing gown and slippers; no glitz, no glamour, no masks. 8pm 115/112

Written and directed by Elton Townend Jones / Performed by Rebecca Vaughan.

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From the company that brought you Female Gothic, Austen’s Women, I, Elizabeth, The Diaries of Adam and Eve…

Overdosed on pills, the woman behind the icon unravels her remarkable life and bares all, revealing a biting intelligence, a frustrated talent and an imperfect body. This stark confessional (DiMaggio, Gable, Miller, her mother – it’s all here) offers a radical interpretation of this Hollywood legend and leads us, in real time, to the very moment of her death.

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NEWBRIdGE dRAMA GROUP PREsENTs

PLAy ON Time price

8pm 112/110

Play On is a hilarious comedy, which has for its subject a group of amateur actors struggling desperately to put on a play. Their efforts are hampered by maddening interference from a ditsy authoress who keeps revising the script; by the truly awesome incompetence of the stage crew and sound-effects—and finally by the stomachchurning efforts of the cast to remember their lines or even to get on or off the stage! Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near-disastrous dress-rehearsal and Act III is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong—does!! Written by Rick Abbot / Directed by Arthur Burke / Assisted by Sean McIlroy

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dAMIEN dEMPsEy

sATURdAy, JUNE 7Th

AT MOOREFIELd PARK

Time price

June

JUNE FEsT- hIsTORICAL TALK ALK

8pm 120 Time price

NEWBRIdGE IN TIME

8pm OF WAR, 1914-1918 112/110 12/1 12/ Time 11am - 12:30pm price Free (booKinG essenTial)

An illustrated talk on Co Kildare and Newbridge during World War I by James Durney and Paul Cooke. sATURdAy, JUNE 7Th

ChRIsTy MOORE

Join us at Riverbank Arts Centre for this June Fest Historical Talk.

AT PATRICIAN sECONdARy sChOOL Time price

8pm 125

June Fest welcomes Damien Dempsey & Christy Moore to Newbridge this June. As Riverbank Arts Centre is one of the ticket agents for these June Fest Events, tickets may be purchased at Box Office.

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Family Show Tuesday, June 2nd, 6.30pm

TUEsdAy, JUNE 3Rd-WEdNEsdAy, JUNE 4Th

hET FILIAAL PREsENTs

ThE sECRET OF Q

School Shows: Tuesday, June 2nd, 12pm & Wednesday, June 3rd, 10am & 12:15pm

price 18 (sUiTable aGes 7+ yrs)

G is ten and has never been outside. That’s just the safest thing to do, says Q. He’s the boss of the town where G lives with her father, mother, and grandfather. As long as you stay inside, nothing can go wrong. Those are Q’s rules, and everyone keeps them – until G’s grandfather remembers something and suddenly disappears. For the first time in her life, G breaks the rules and goes outside: looking for both her grandfather and the secret of Q… A spectacular show, with cameras, puppets, models, and projection – it will take your breath away! Presented by Shortworks, a network of 4 venues committed to presenting the highest quality arts experience for children. An exciting thriller for young and old…

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RIvERBANK CINEMA PREsENTs

cinema

ThE PAsT Time price

8pm 16

Dir: Asghar Farhadi / Iran / 2013 / 130 mins / Cert: 12A Starring: Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet, Elyes Aguis, Jeanne Jestin / Language: French Following the taut Oscar-winning divorce drama ‘A Separation’, Iranian director, Asghar Farhadi, returns with another stunning study of modern family life. The film is set on the outskirts of Paris where Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) arrives from Tehran to finalise the end of his tempestuous marriage to estranged wife Marie (Bérénice Bejo). The Past, however, is not simply a variation on a theme; it is a gripping, emotional detective story, as curious Ahmad investigates the events of the previous four years, his interest piqued by Marie’s sulky teenage daughter Lucie (Pauline Burlet), whose strange contempt for her mother’s new boyfriend Samir (Tahar Rahim) sets the story in motion. - Damon Wise, BFI London Film Festival €3 Coffee & CAke DeAl

Winner - Best Actress, Cannes Film Festival 2013 FRIdAy, JUNE 13Th

UNdERsCORE UNdERsCORE_PROdUCTIONs PREsENTs

L LAMBO Time price

8pm 115/112

LAMBO by Hugh Travers is a fictionalised account of a story that stormed the airwaves and gripped the nation almost three decades ago. It is 1987: a story hits the headlines that send an unsuspecting Irish nation reeling in shock and disgust-a story of brutality and bloodshed, of depravity and gross deception. A story of murder: Gerry Ryan has killed a lamb! Kind of. Maybe…

***** THE IRISH TIMES ***** IRISH THEATRE MAGAZINE

IN 1987 Gerry ryaN KIlled a lamb. KINd of. maybe.

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sATUdAy, JUNE 14Th

LET ThERE BE LIGhT WORKshOP WITh sUsAN BOyLE Time price

10:30am-12:30pm €15 (sUiTable For 8+yrs)

Join us for this exciting workshop of Light Painting! During the session, artist Susan Boyle will introduce the children to the wonderful technique of light painting. Children will create striking images, not using traditional art materials, such as paper and paint, but instead they will use light!

For Kids

Light painting combines photography, physical movement and imagination to create stunning images. Working together, children will create dynamic, colourful images using a variety of light sources captured by digital photography. Children will learn how a camera works and how varying shutter speed and aperture affect the end result. They will also explore composition and will learn how to plan an image and successfully capture that intention. The results are always surprising and inspiring!

sATURdAy, JUNE 14Th

ThE OLd dANCE sChOOL

Time price

8pm €15/€12

The Old Dance School's expansive landscapes of ear-bending contemporary folk music place them as true innovators of the genre. Duelling fiddles, soaring brass crescendos, and irresistible grooves, their live show charts their remarkable journey from ballet school basement jam sessions and cowshed rehearsals, to remote lighthouses, to headline appearances at international festivals. The Old Dance School takes its name from the old Betty Fox School of Ballet in Birmingham, then legendary jam session venue, where the band first formed in 2006. Championed by BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris, the septet's provocative songs and cinematic sound has received plaudits throughout the country, from press and audiences alike, including Songlines Top Of The World 2010, and The Scotsman's Album of the Year.

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"Absolutely stunning... Full on, full ofBook life, and verve!" – Mike Harding, Radio 2 tickets online onBBC www.riverbank.ie


MONdAy, JUNE 16Th

RIvERBANK CINEMA PREsENTs

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Dir: Stephen Brown / Ireland / 2013 / 87 mins /Cert:12A Starring: Ciarán Hinds, Charlotte Rampling, Natascha McElhone, Rufus Sewell, Bonnie Wright, Sinéad Cusack, Matthew Dillon, Missy Keating Language: English Grieving after the death of his wife, Max Morden (Ciarán Hinds) returns to the seaside resort where he spent summers as a child. Before long – and despite protestations from his daughter Clare (Ruth Bradley) – Max revisits the ghosts of his past. Max’s mind returns to an idyllic summer in 1955 when, as a child, he encountered the Grace family. Carlo (Rufus Sewell) and Connie (Natascha McElhone) were unlike any adults he had met before. Young Max befriends the young Grace twins, and his fascination for this unconventional clan transforms into intimacy and love. While Max recalls moments with his departed partner Anna (Sinéad Cusack), he also confronts a distant trauma from the past. - Galway Film Fleadh 2013

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€3 Coffee & CAke DeAl

ThURsdAy, JUNE 19Th-FRIdAy, JUNE 20Th

GIRLs’ NIGhT: ThE MUsICAL Time price

8pm €15/€12

Girls’ Night: The Musical follows five friends as they relive their past, celebrate their present, and look to the future on a wild Karaoke night out. The friends laugh, cry and argue the night away while belting out many of their favourite girlie Karaoke anthems of the 80’s and 90’s such as Raining Men, Dancing Queen, I Will Survive and many more! This all female cast features local award-winning performers from the world of musical theatre. Join them for a night of singing, dancing, fun and frolics!

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MONdAy, JUNE 23Rd

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RIvERBANK CINEMA PREsENTs

20 FEET FROM sTARdOM Time price

8pm 16

Dir: Morgan Neville / USA / 2013 / 90 mins / Cert: 12A / English Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In this documentary, Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others. Along with rare archival footage and a peerless soundtrack, 20 Feet From Stardom boasts intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting to name just a few.

Winner Best Documentary, Academy Awards, 2014

â‚Ź3 Coffee & CAke DeAl

TUEsdAy, JUNE 24Th

AN AUdIENCE WITh MIChAEL KINANE & sPECIAL GUEsTs PREsENTEd By TRACy PIGGOTT

ProceeDS To The InjUreD jocKeyS FUnD Time price

8pm 115

To celebrate the 2014 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, legendry jockey Michael Kinane will join Tracy Piggott for a look back at his glittering career which included two Irish Derby winners with Galileo in 2001 and High Chaparral in 2002. Special guests will be in the audience. He was Irish champion jockey 13 times and has been associated with riding many of the great horses of recent times including Sea The Stars, Rock of Gibralter, Giants Causeway, George Washington and Vintage Crop. His big race wins include the Melbourne Cup, Breeders Cup, Belmont Stakes, Epsom Derby and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

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FRIdAy, JUNE 27Th-sATURdAy, JUNE 28Th

GRIEsE yOUTh ThEATRE PREsENTs

JOINING ThE dOTs… CELEBRATING 15 yEARs Time 8pm price 110/18

This July, Griese Youth Theatre celebrates their 15 Year Anniversary with a series of performances. Created by the young people and friends specifically for Riverbank Arts Centre, where many of GYT’s first performances took place. Founded in July 1999, Griese Youth Theatre and Artistic Director, Leish Burke, have delivered performances both at home and abroad. The ethos of GYT has remained throughout that time to deliver high quality performances investigating both the young person and the world around them. Come celebrate with them!

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RIvERBANK CINEMA PREsENTs

CALvARy Time price

8pm 16

Dir: John Michael McDonagh / Ireland / 2013 / 100 mins / Cert: 15A Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Reilly, Domhnall Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Dylan Moran, Aidan Gillen / Language: English Of all places, the confessional in an Irish village marks the starting point for a chain of fateful events. A man reveals to father confessor James Lavelle that as a child he was abused by a priest for years. He now plans to take his revenge by killing a priest – Lavelle. The man gives him a week to settle his affairs. Since he is under the seal of confession and cannot go to the police, the good-humoured priest sets off himself to try to prevent his murderer from carrying out the deed. This proves to be an arduous task since his parish is bristling with combative black sheep. Before long the sinister undercurrents that Lavelle tries hard to ignore grow stronger and the powers of darkness begin to close in around him. He must ask himself whether he has the courage to face his Golgotha. - Berlin Film Festival 2013

€3 Coffee & CAke DeAl

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WEdNEsdAy, JULy 2Nd

TEN 42 PROdUCTIONs PREsENTs

KNEE dEEP By CAsUs Time price

7:30pm €50(Family TicKeT) / €18 adUlT €14 oap / €10 child

Four performers explore the boundaries of strength and tenderness. Bodies are pushed and pulled, weighed and tested, probing the limits of both physicality and feeling. As unlikely bonds are forged and space is transcended by thrilling physical feats, we are invited to re-imagine notions of our limitations. Casus features two members of Circa—a huge hit of Brighton Festival 2011. Knee Deep is their first production, a bold, quirky and captivating performance that has blown audiences away throughout Australia and at Edinburgh in 2012. Using traditional and contemporary circus techniques, the intimate show journeys through moments of raw discovery and fleeting relationships as the four artists demonstrate that delicacy need not equate to fragility. Knee Deep is a breath-taking display of humanity and incredible physical skill performed with raw emotion and honesty.

“An awe inspiring show” ***** Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

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FRIdAy, JULy 4Th

dAvId MCsAvAGE: dON’T GIvE UP

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8pm €18

The writer and star of the hit TV show – The Savage Eye - David McSavage is one of Ireland’s most popular comedians. His cutting commentary and performances cover all aspects of life and nothing is safe from his truth induced interpretations. From The Barman (Mick The Bull) to Father Finnegan to former President Mary Robinson and Pat Kenny, audiences relate to each character from the many aspects of Irish life. The Savage Eye (RTÉ), has been critically acclaimed was again recently nominated for an IFTA award for Best Entertainment Series and Best Director. A regular guest on TV and radio shows in Ireland for many years, David has also appeared at all the major comedy festivals including the Edinburgh Festival and internationally in Australia, Germany, Japan and Scandinavia. As an actor, this year he features in the film Calvary by John Michael McDonagh, starring Brendan Gleeson, (See Page 21). His other recent film roles include Gold and Our Robot Overlords.

“….the most divisive comedian in the country” - Evening Herald “McSavage may overstep the line but that doesn’t stop him making great comedy” - Evening Herald

For Kids MONdAy, JULy 7Th-FRIdAy, JULy 11Th

ARTzONE WORKshOPs Time price

10am-2pm €75 (5-7yrS & 8-12yrS)

Join Artzone and unleash your creative side! Our fully qualified Art Teachers work to a structured curriculum & produce new and exciting portfolios. For Children aged 5-12 years. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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FRIdAy, JULy 11Th FIshAMBLE: ThE NEW PLAy COMPANy PREsENTs

8pm 116/114

A comedy about dancing and music and love and not settling and feeling like an eejit and being brave and having doubts and trying your best and trying new things and thinking outside the box and seeing things clearly and living as well as you can and giving it a lash. With rock and roll music. It'll make you want to dance. Written by Steve Blount, Peter Daly, Gavin Kostick and Janet Moran / Directed by Peter Daly / Starring Steve Blount and Janet Moran / Produced by Marketa Dowling / Lighting Design by Mark Galione / Sound Design by Ivan Birthistle. Developed as part of Show in a Bag, an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company and Irish Theatre Institute to resource theatre makers and actors. WINNER OF BEWLEY’S LITTLE GEM AWARD - DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL 2013 “Funny, warm, and well produced” Irish Theatre Magazine “There's a real sweetness to this comedy. Give it a whirl.” Sunday Times PUT ON yOUR dANCING shOEs Riverbank Arts Centre and DanceTones Studios, Newbridge, have joined forces to help you put on your dancing shoes and learn to swing. Join in the fun & take part in two swing dancing workshops on Friday, June 27th & Friday, July 4th at 8pm in DanceTones. Then come along to Riverbank on July 11th, sit back and relax at a performance of Swing. Enjoy two beginner’s classes and a ticket to the show for just €30 For more details contact Box Office at 045-448327.

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sATURdAy, JULy 12Th BRANAR PREsENTs

BLáTh - ThE FLOWER

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2pm 17/Family TicKeT 124 (sUiTable For 7+yrs)

Bláth - The Flower is set in a world that has decided colour and plants are no longer needed. A boy finds a magical book and sees flowers for the first time. He then discovers a packet of flower seeds in a junk shop and must learn how to bring the flower to life. Bláth is based on the children's book "The Flower" by John Light & Lisa Evans. Designed by the artist Maeve Clancy with original music by Colm Mac Con Iomaire (The Frames), Bláth is a nonverbal show that will enchant audiences as they enter a world made entirely of paper. Combining puppetry, object theatre and original score, Bláth promises a show that will be unforgettable. Presented in association with Roscommon Arts Centre & Limerick City of Culture. Directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn

For Kids

MONdAy, JULy 14Th-FRIdAy, JULy 18Th

WONdERLANd WORKshOP Time price

For Kids

10am-3pm €85 (8-12yrS)

Back by Popular Demand! Wonderland invites 8-12 year olds into its colourful world of drama, music, dance, comedy, playwriting, stage design and lighting a 5 day camp, culminating in a fabulous performance of short plays, comedy sketches and dances the children have created, written, directed and designed! Wonderland’s workshop uniquely combines a stage school with the work of a professional theatre company and each workshop takes place on the stage of Riverbank. Every workshop leader is also a working theatre practitioner and a part of Wonderland’s success story. Every Wonderland Workshop's aim is to make friends, to perform, to learn lots too, but most importantly to encourage each child to grow and develop through the performing arts - and just as importantly to have the best of fun together. No previous experience necessary. Early booking advised.

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FRIdAy, JULy 18Th-sATURdAy, JULy 19Th

A WINE GOOsE ChAsE Time 8pm price €16

Wine and theatre combine to tell the fascinating story of Ireland’s winemakers. Susan Boyle loves wine. What’s more, she knows what she’s drinking and talking about. She’s got 2,000 years of Irish wine history to back her up! So, sit back, let her fill your glass while she takes you on a trip with the tenacious Irish people who transformed the wine world and didn’t let coming from a grape-free land stop them. This hour-long one woman theatrical performance fuses interactive wine tasting with storytelling in a warm, inviting setting. Audience members will have the opportunity to put their senses to use and hopefully leave with a new insight to a drink that has been part of Ireland’s history for much longer than we might think. Wine will be served and is included in the ticket price.

“A delightful hour of wine tasting and history” – Chris O’Rourke, The Examiner

MONdAy, JULy 21sT-FRIdAy, JULy 25Th

CREATEsChOOL: sTOP-MOTION

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10am-2pm (8-12yrs) 2:30-5:30pm (13-15yrs) €90

Following on from their successful introduction to the stop motion workshop, the Createschool team returns for 5 days of solid stop motion. Join us and learn about set design, lighting, soundscapes, stop motion techniques and much more. Cast your favourite Lego character in your movie which will be set in landscapes and settings that you will design and create with a variety of materials (all supplied). Participants will work in small groups to collaborate and create the set, storyboard and plan their stop motion movies, then on to film and produce it. The workshop is focused on a combination of simple demonstration with plenty of hands on learning. All participants will receive a certificate of participation and a copy of their movie! All materials are supplied though we would encourage participants to bring along their own favourite Lego characters.

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ThURsdAy, JULy 24Th

hOPKINs POETRy FEsTIvAL Time 7:30pm price €10 (HopkinS delegateS Free)

The 27th Gerald Manley Hopkins Festival of International Poetry will take place at Riverbank Arts Centre. The Gerard Manley Hopkins Society proudly presents ‘An Evening of International Poetry’ with readings by distinguished poets.

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FRIdAy, AUGUsT 29Th

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8pm €24

“The Great Wall of China” is Jack Lukeman’s latest single—a powerful self-penned balled. It shows the man’s voice off to stunning effect. In this show, Jack will be giving a potted history of his amazing career to date and will be performing songs from his recent smash hit show “The 27Club”. It is the biggest grossing event on the Irish music calendar for the year. Selling out every show on the tour, an estimated 100,000 have been to see the show since November 2012.

“jack is one of the greatest interpreters of song lyrics I have heard in recent years”.... Christopher Riddle

“The 27 Club” is the name bestowed upon a remarkable group of artists who passed away at the age of 27. The show features the work of Iconic singers such as Janis Joplin, The Doors, Robert Johnson, The Rolling Stones, Amy Winehouse, The Bunnymen, Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana. They are all interpreted by the Irish multi-platinum Jack, in his own spellbinding and legendry performance ability

sATURdAy, sATURdA dA dA Ay, y, A AUGUsT 30Th

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KhUMBA: A zEBRA’s Kh zEBRA’s T TALE ALE Time price

2pm 13

Dir: Anthony Silverton / South Africa / 2013 / 85 mins / Cert: G Featuring the voices of: Jake T. Austin, Steve Buscemi, Loretta Devine, Laurence Fishburne, Richard E. Grant, Anika Noni Rose, Catherine Tate, Liam Neeson / Language: English On the Great Karoo, in the heart of Southern Africa, a spirited foal named Khumba (Jake T. Austin) is born into the zebra herd — but to everyone's surprise, he's missing half his stripes! Misunderstood and bullied for being different, Khumba is blamed by the superstitious lot for the drought that threatens their survival. Feeling shunned, and stirred by the legend of a magical waterhole, Khumba ventures beyond the safety of the herd's fence in search of his stripes. Khumba will enthrall children and families alike with its diverse and vibrant cast of characters and valuable messages about individuality and self-acceptance.

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Riverbank Arts Centre Address: Main Street, Newbridge, Co.Kildare Phone: (045) 448330 Email: info@riverbank.ie Web: www.riverbank.ie Box Office Email: boxoffice@riverbank.ie Phone: (045) 448327 Book online www.riverbank.ie Free wifi available in the foyer and CatoCa Cafe

Illustrations by Brian Coldrick: www.briancoldrick.com

Design by Mind’s i : www.mindsi.ie tel: 044 9332929

Riverbank Arts Centre, May-Aug 2014  

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge-Brochure May-Aug 2014