About the production

Against a backdrop of warring kingdoms, two young lovers dare to steal a secret moment of forbidden tenderness. But when the murderous jealousy and ambition of powerful enemies leads to devastating violence, a grieving father is left to fight for justice for his murdered son.

Written in the late 16th century, Kyd’s play asks troubling questions that still ring true today: What is the value of justice in a system that seems designed only to protect the powerful and wealthy? What is the life of an individual worth compared to the fate of nations? And if justice is denied, is revenge the only alternative…and at what cost?

Featuring a cast of 15 DYT members, supported by a crew of DYTers and a creative team of leading theatre-makers, DYT is delighted to return to the Project Arts Centre.

Celebrate Dublin Youth Theatre’s 45th birthday with a special fundraising Opening Night. With a dress to impress dress code, and a post-show discussion with dramaturg Dr Tanya Dean, a ticket to our Opening Night will be a night to remember and will support Dublin Youth Theatre’s programmes that focus on the personal, social and artistic development of youth people in Dublin through the medium of theatre.

Thursday 18 Aug, 7:30pm: Special Fundraising Opening Night

Friday 19 Aug, 7:30pm: ISL interpreted performance

Saturday 20 August, 1pm: Relaxed Performance

Contain mature themes, violence and suicide. Suitable for audiences 14+.

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Cast List

  • Millie Bolger
  • Rosalinda Cakraj
  • Abigail Cepeda
  • Ellen Donohoe
  • Ciara Doran
  • James Durkin
  • Róisín García Sacristán
  • Luke Healy
  • Seán Hudson
  • Nikole Kerpe
  • Marcus Mac Gabhann
  • Sophie Mangan
  • Seán Mulligan
  • Luca Reuland
  • Sam White

Crew List

  • Director: Aoife Spillane-Hinks
  • Assistant Director: Luka Costello
  • Dramaturg: Tanya Dean
  • Production Manager: Grace Donnery
  • Fight Director: Jon East
  • Set Designer: Alan Farquarson
  • Costume Designer: Katherine Michael
  • Movement Director: Libby Seward
  • Sound Designer: Fiona Shiel
  • Lighting Designer: Sarah Jane Shiels
  • Stage Manager: Sarah Wiley