Production of Macbeth with students in mind


From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

Production of Macbeth with students in mind Production of Macbeth with students in mind

Cyclone Rep, Ireland’s leading Shakespeare theatre-in-education eompany will be bringing its production of  Macbeth to the city’s Town Hall Theatre on Monday and Tuesday, February 27 and 28.

Macbeth Session: Profit Before People is produced specifically for secondary school students who are currently studying the play for the Senior Cycle.

Longtime collaborators Marcus Bale, Paula McGlinchey and Peadar Donohoe will be performing in a production that will include discussions on the play’s characters and themes, a Q& A session, and filmed sequences highlighting the supernatural elements that haunt Macbeth.

The Town Hall will be the second stop on a seven-venue nationwide tour that also takes in Limerick, Westmeath, Kilkenny, Mayo, Dublin and Cork.

The play’s running time is about 100 to 110 minutes, depending on the audience interaction and there’s no interval. Tickets are €16.50 per student, with teachers and SNAs having free admission.

Performances will begin at 9.45am and 1pm on both days. Bookings can be made by contacting Cyclone Rep at, on 021 2355356 or

The company is also presenting The Romeo & Juliet Session: Keeping up with the Capulets. This an online show is for Junior Cycle students and is designed to assist them with their exam preparations,  Tickets are €8 and that drama can be viewed online for the remainder of the academic year by going to


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