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Kildare > Arts > Festival of Youth Drama


Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
28th to 31st July
8pm, Tickets €7

Crooked House Theatre Company in association with the Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to present a four day Festival of Youth Drama from Monday 28 to Thursday 31 July at the Riverbank. Kildare Youth Theatre, the youth section of Crooked House, have recently won the Shell Connections Festival and are performing at the National Theatre in London this month, the only group from the Republic of Ireland to have got this far.

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Kildare Festival of Youth Drama is sponsored by Newbridge based company Wyeth.

Youth groups from around Kildare are coming together to take part in this, the first annual Kildare Festival of Youth Drama. Each group will have the opportunity to perform a piece or pieces of drama of their own choice at the Riverbank Arts Centre as well as take part in a host of workshops including drama, movement, dance, mime and puppetry. The Riverbank will become a hive of activity for the four days. The festival represents a wonderful opportunity for the budding young actors of Kildare to meet each other and share ideas.

The groups taking part in this event are Celbridge Youth Drama, Prosperous Young Drama, Griese Players from Ballitore and Kildare Youth Theatre from Newbridge, all of whom are extremely enthusiastic and have been busily rehearsing for the past few months.

Performances will include ‘The Low Terrace’ by John McKenna, ‘The Clowns Macbeth’ by Wayne Anthoney, ‘Act Three Scene Five’ by Terry Ortwein, ‘The Monster that ate 3B’ and ‘The Minotaur’ by Jan Maloney. A full list of performances is available below.

The opening ceremony for the festival will take place at 7.30pm on Monday 28th July at the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge. We would be delighted to have photographers present on the night.

Schedule of Performances

Monday 28th July, 8pm
Opening Ceremony

Prosperous Youth Theatre present ‘The Low Terrace’ by John McKenna
Celbridge Youth Drama present ‘The Clowns Macbeth’ by Wayne Anthoney and ‘Act Three Scene Five’ by Terry Ortwein
Joseph O’Malley performs a monologue ‘My Name’s not David Mamet’ written by himself.

Tuesday 29th July, 8pm
Griese Players present ‘The Monster that ate 3B’ by Randall Newton
Kildare Youth Theatre present ‘The Minotaur’ by Jan Maloney

Wednesday 30th July, 8pm
Repeat of Monday nights’ shows

Thursday 31st July, 8pm
Repeat of Tuesday nights’ shows
Closing ceremony.

Performances for the four days start at 8pm and tickets are available at Riverbank Box Office on 045 448333. Tickets cost €7, under 12s €4.

For further information, please contact either
Karina Power (087 7507558) or Laurence Hamill (087) 1333913.

Tel:+00353 45 448309 Mobile:+ 00353 87 2759420 Fax:00353 45 432490




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