Something wicked this way comes…

Following last year’s successful run of XIV, Barnstorm’s Kilkenny Youth Theatre return to Ionad Dara, Goresbridge with their annual production. This year they bring their version of William Shakespeare’s classic Macbeth to the stage.

Macbeth tells the story of the tragic downfall of the warrior Macbeth, whose ambition causes him to abandon his morals and bring about the near destruction of the kingdom he seeks to rule.

The cast of Macbeth includes Matthew Hickey, Chris Power, Liam O’Neill, Anna Eustace, Eoin Cleary, Medha Trehan, Nell Snyder, Anna Purcell Duff, Ruby Woods, Matthew Downey, Maeve Coyle Twomey, Jack Hoyne, Helen Doran, Katie Lawlor, Aoibhne Murphy, Aislin Konings Ferrari, Rionach Brady and Charlotte Lockwood Hutchinson.

This year’s production is directed by Rosey Hayes, who was a member of Kilkenny Youth Theatre back in 2007. She trained as an actor and has appeared in many guises on stage and film. In 2022 she joined Barnstorm Theatre Company as Kilkenny Youth Theatre officer.

Rosey summed up the experience over the last year: “It has been a genuine pleasure working with such a talented ensemble to bring this story to life. Having come through KYT myself, I can honestly say it was the catalyst for pursuing an artistic career and the benefits of taking part in a youth theatre production cannot be underestimated in terms of a young person’s

social and personal development.”

Macbeth is running on Friday April 28th and Saturday April 29th at 8 pm, with a matinee on Saturday at 3pm, in Ionad Dara, Goresbridge, R95 D654. Tickets are €12.50 /€10 (Under 18’s) and can be booked on Eventbrite or contact Barnstorm 056 77 51266


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