Matinee 29 August 2.00pm €22/18
Irish theatre’s young generation take the stage with the National Youth Theatre in a powerful new play by acclaimed playwright Carmel Winters, Salt Mountain.
On a mountainside in the Middle East, a band of exiles flee war and genocide in a play about loss and love, hunger and hope, censorship and truth.
NAYD has been producing the National Youth Theatre since 1983.
The National Youth Theatre (NYT) is an ensemble production created with a cast of young people from youth theatres across Ireland. The young cast work with professional artistic and technical teams over a four-week period, culminating in performance in a major theatre venue.
NYT is an opportunity to showcase the artistic talent and professionalism of young people, and secures the place of youth drama on the main-stage in Ireland. Past productions have included Gulliver’s Travels (2013), A Dream Play (2010), The Seagull (2009) and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (2007).
NAYD (National Association for Youth Drama in Ireland) is the development organisation for youth drama and theatre in Ireland. NAYD delivers an annual national youth drama programme for young people; provides training for youth theatre directors and leaders; commissions new writing, publications, resources and research; and provides advice and guidance to our membership of 55 affiliated youth theatres nationwide.
Salt Mountain is an Abbey Theatre Commission for NAYD
Catherine Blake – Lightbulb YT
Hugh Carr – Letterkenny YT
Seán Hammond – Co. Limerick YT
Ella Lily Hyland – Carlow YT
Lorna Kettle – Droichead YT
Éabha Landers – CIT CSM YT
Taylor Moloney – Limerick YT
Sam Molony – Co. Limerick YT
Clarabelle Murphy – Dublin YT
Peter O’Connell- Stack – Clare YT
Liadh O’Donovan – CIT CSM YT
Emer O’Hara – Dublin YT
Oisín O’Reilly – Backstage YT
Neimhin Robinson Gunning – Dublin YT
James Ronayne – Lightbulb YT
Patrick Sweeney – LYTC–Carrick On Shannon
Carmel Winters – Writer
Jo Mangan – Director
Liam Doona – Set Designer
Niamh Lunny – Costume Designer
Kevin Treacy – Lighting Designer
NAYD is funded by the Arts Council and the Department for Children and Youth Affairs
RTÉ Supporting the Arts
Running time: 85 min (no interval)
Age suitability 12+ (younger children at the discretion of parents)