Yesterday, 24th October, classes 6A,6B and 6C journeyed to Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin to see a production of MacBeth. They were accompanied by teachers Helen O’Brien, Brian Stack, Brídín Kelly, Aileen Walsh and SNA Caroline Redmond. Not every live show has sword fighting, fortune telling, murder, a conniving couple, Weird Sisters, naked ambition, a ghost, clowning drunks and fantastic heroes; this Shakespearean play has it all.
Smock Alley delivered a fast-paced tragedy which included actors playing instruments to create dramatic sound effects throughout the show. Traditional costumes, subtle lighting and clever positioning of characters on the stage made for a brilliant spectacle. Gaiety School of Acting ran an interactive workshop after the play where students were encouraged to speak directly to the actors about their characters and themes such as power, ambition, fate and justice. This process culminated with good fortune for EVC as Amber Hennessy, 6A, claimed a prize for her display of ambition.