Kildare Youth Theatre to stage Macbeth in Newbridge

Performance at the Riverbank this May

Leader reporter

Reporter:

Leader reporter

Email:

editor@leinsterleader.ie

Kildare Youth Theatre to stage Macbeth in Newbridge

Peter Hussey will direct Kildare Youth Theatre's 'Macbeth'

Kildare Youth Theatre presents Macbeth by William Shakespeare, directed by Peter Hussey, at the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, from Tuesday, May 1 to Thursday, May 3, including matinees.

Tickets: €10. Student ticket prices for all shows: €6. Free tickets for teachers accompanying groups of students.

Following on the success of 2017’s production of King Lear, Kildare Youth Theatre stage one of Shakespeare’s bloodier tragedies. This is the fourth time the Youth Theatre have staged the play since 2003.

This new production explores the dramatic rise of an ambitious couple, hungry for control, desperate to be respected, and ruthless in their pursuit of dominance. It mirrors events on the political world today, from the triumph of far-right leaders in Europe, to the USA, Turkey and North Korea.

Macbeth is a main Leaving Cert text for current 5th years. To book, email the Riverbank at info@riverbank.ie or ring 045 448327.