Mayo teenager to perform at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin

Caitlin Hebron from Mayo Youth Theatre who will take to the stage in the Abbey Theatre with the National Youth Theatre next week.

Caitlin Hebron from Mayo Youth Theatre who will take to the stage in the Abbey Theatre with the National Youth Theatre next week.

Foxford teenager Caitlin Hebron will preform with the National Youth Theatre in their production of Ask Too Much of Me by Dylan Colburn-Gray from Monday, August 19 to Saturday, August 24 on The Peacock Stage at the Abbey Theatre.

Caitlin said: "National Youth Theatre has become such a huge part of my life. I love acting and dancing, and the cast has become such a big family. The play is amazing and I love being a part of it. I also love music and dancing so NYT allows me to do so much of what I love. NYT has become such a huge part of my life.”

For the 2019 National Youth Theatre, Artistic Director Veronica Coburn and playwright Dylan Coburn Gray, themselves both former National Youth Theatre alumni who have gone onto successful theatre careers, have worked with an ensemble cast of sixteen young people from youth theatres across Ireland to create a new play around the idea of faith.

Caitlin is still fairly new to theatre but it means so much to her now. Earlier in the summer she played Reverend John Hale in The Crucible by Arthur Miller, in her first play with Mayo Youth Theatre. In Ask Too Much Of Me, she plays Ciara. Speaking of her role Caitlin said: "I adore this character as she shows a completely different side to the character of David. I’ve never played a role involving such a strong connection to another character so I’m excited to embody her as best I can."

Ask Too Much of Me follows young people living together outside the law in the turbulent first half of 2018. They have a lot of questions and few answers, meaning they live by faith even if they don’t live by god. The talent young ensemble cast come from all over Ireland.

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