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Keep Coming Back

A Stray Dog Production

Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge
Saturday 2nd August 2003
8.00pm (Tickets €12 / €10)
Booking 045 448333

Directed by award winning Rynagh O’ Grady, Keep Coming Back is playing at the Riverbank Arts Centre on Saturday 2nd August.

Keep Coming Back is a story of contemporary Ireland, our history and our culture. It tells the story of three people from three different backgrounds and their battle to come to terms with the addictions which have plagued their lives up to this point. This story is a raw, but humorous depiction of their lives as they battle to come to terms with what they are and what they aspire to be.

Les, a young, volatile inner-city Dubliner, tells of how he could have ended up in a very different place but he has been led on a journey of violent crime, prison incarceration and heroin addiction.

Having spent the last twenty years creating and nurturing a raging addiction to drugs and alcohol, well-educated Colm tells his story - how he walked away from the best that life has to offer.

Nora, a single mother, describes her journey through the addictions of prescription medicine and alcohol.

Through these painful confessions, the audience is permitted into their world as witness to the courageous battle for survival endured by Les, Colm and Nora and to share in the humour and love, as well as the anger, hate and denial of these three survivors.

The production is a candid portrayal of an aspect of life in Ireland today which is relevant on all levels of family and community life, as well as posing serious questions for the State. The piece has been written using first-hand experiences of people just like Les, Colm and Nora, who could very well be your next-door neighbour, whose lives and experiences, most of us will never know.

For further information, please contact Catríona or Gráinne on
(045) 448314/5 or by email at

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