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July 06, 2011

Waiting for IKEA? Come to Newbridge!

WAITING FOR IKEA - Friday 15th and Saturday 16th July, 8pm
Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
Tickets €16/€14
Book 045 448327 /

"I loved it...if you want to escape from the doom and gloom then this is the show for you." Róisín Ingle, The View

WAITING FOR IKEA_ PHOTOGRAPHER WILL ST LEGER _ ACTORS GEORGINA MC KEVITT JACINTA SHEERIN Chrissie and Jade spend their days waiting; waiting for the postman, waiting for the kettle to boil and waiting for Coronation Street. They won't shop in Argos 'cos we're waiting for IKEA'.

Set in the heart of 'new' Dublin, where night wear is day wear and bitching is everywhere. Pimlico flats is akin to 'Cheers', everybody knows your name, your business, your record and what you’re having for dinner. Nothing much changes in Pimlico, each day begins and ends the same; it's what happens in between that keeps the neighbours interested. The only current affairs these girls are concerned with is whether Mrs Dignam is having it off with Gunner Eye Gilby.

The Celtic tiger has been and gone and they never even stroked it.

'Recession? Is dat a new fragrance by Calvin Klein?’

A heart-warming story of friendship, family, community and sunbed obsessives, 'Waiting for IKEA' will tickle your funny-bone with its unforgettable characters and colourful language. 

Waiting for Ikea is the story of two lifelong friends, Chrissie and Jade. They have been best friends since early childhood, growing up in a block of flats in Dublin’s City Centre. Over the years they have shared, as every friendship does, heartache and laughs, however, when Chrissie’s boyfriend left her with their young baby to raise, Jade starts to share the duties of raising a child to help her struggling friend.

Chrissie’s son Dean is now eight, and the girls have provided him with a solid family unit, but Jade craves her own life. She does not know where she ends and Chrissie begins. They have become an entangled ying and yang, happy with their lot until Jade finds true love in Australian boy Ben, and he asks her to accompany him back to Oz.

Now both girls are faced with having to find their own two feet, find their own balance, and live their own lives. Up until now they have been existing, waiting around for life to find them. Waiting’s over, it's time for change.

Waiting for IKEA explores the bond of true friendship, how demanding it can be, but more importantly how rewarding it is. Don't miss it at Riverbank Arts Centre on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th of July, 8pm nightly. Tickets €16/€14. To book tickets for this hilarious night out call box office on 045 448327 or visit

"The script is sharp and laugh out loud funny…Sheerin and Mc Kevitt clearly belong on stage…this is a fresh, funny and enjoyable show". ****  Irish Theatre Magazine

"Sheerin and Mc Kevitt inhabit their roles with credibility. Everyone likes to laugh and the duo are bang on the funny bone."  The Irish Times