Important Please note that because of adverse weather conditions that the Launch of Kildare Drama Festival will now take place on Monday the 5th March with Some Girl’s. for updates please check our face book page
This play tells of the relationship between mother and daughter living in an isolated part of Ireland. The Mother Mag is manipulative, and exploits her daughter Maureen to a point where she has become bitter and neurotic. Maureen has a chance of normalcy when she runs into Pato a local stable fella who becomes enamoured with her. Mag steps in and subverts their growing relationship driving Maureen to insanity thus making her an image of her mother.
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Set in Dublin, The Night Alive tells the story of Tommy, a middle aged separated man, just about getting by, he is renting a rundown room in his Uncle Maurice’s house and rolling from one Get Rich quick scheme to another with his pal Doc.
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Of all the characters he has created, Albertine seems to have a particular hold on internationally celebrated playwright Michael Tremblay. In Albertine in Five Times, translated by Linda Gaboriau, we see her at five different ages from the 1940’s to 1980’s and try to figure out if there was a point when she might have chosen a different fate.
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“Guy”, an up-and-coming writer, is about to get married. Before his wedding, he decides to visit his ex-girlfriends, all of whom he mistreated. We follow “Guy” on his odyssey through the landscape of his messy breakups.
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Bold Girls is a stirring play about the lives of three women, Marie, Nora and Cassie, living in war-torn Belfast. Although their man have been killed or imprisoned for their political activities, everyday life must go on, with a mixture of heartache and fun. However, the appearance of a disturbing young girl, and Cassie’s revelations suddenly threaten Marie’s carefully structured widowhood. Suddenly, all will change.
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In a bar in rural Ireland, the landlord and three regulars attempt to spook a young woman who has recently arrived from Dublin. But as the conversation progresses, it is Valerie who ends up scaring the men.
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The Seafarer is a 2006 play by Conor McPherson. It is set on Christmas Eve in Baldoyle, in the coastal suburb town of Dublin. The play centres on James “Sharkey” Harkin an alcoholic who has recently returned to live with his blind ageing brother Richard.
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A humorous yet moving drama: Stolen Child tells the story of a woman adopted at birth who enlists the help of a colourful private detective to search for her mother and who uncovers the secrets of her family history.
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Would you like to be part of this year’s Medieval Festival, if so fill in the form below and we will get back to you.
We are looking for volunteers for the set up and breakdown of the Festival on the day along with extra hands to help out with workshops and activities and stewards who will be keeping an eye on the event to ensure queues don’t get too long, litter doesn’t build up and everybody is having a good time. We will feed you, water you, provide you costumes for the day and we guarantee lots of fun, come on why not help out this year?!
Please fill out the form below if you like to hold a stall at the Kildare Town Medieval Festival, August 12th 2018. Remember, it’s a Medieval Festival so efforts to fit in with this theme, through costumes or product names etc. are appreciated and we promise you’ll have more fun too!
The Kildare Town Medieval Festival is a community event run entirely by a volunteer committee and of course, a huge team who come on board on the day of the festival.
New help needed! This year we are asking local groups to “Adopt a Game”. This involves taking over a medieval game (we have plenty of ideas already) from the build to running it at the Festival on the day. We will be on hand to help with anything you need and there will be a donation for your Club or Group for taking part in the day. This idea is aimed at all community groups, sports clubs and schools in Kildare and surrounding areas. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved!
Kildare Town Heritage Centre, Market Square, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare, Ireland.
Tel: 00353 45 530 672
Monday 10.00am - 4.45pm
Tuesday 9.30 am - 4.45pm
Wednesday 9.30 am - 4.45pm
Thursday 10.00 am - 4.45 pm
Friday 9.30 am - 4.45 pm
Saturday 10.00 am - 4.45 pm
Please note we close for cleaning and lunch from 1.00pm until 2.00pm each day