VIDEO: Coleraine teenager all set for Macbeth at the Lyric

Coleraine teenager Kirstyn Kearney is following in the footsteps of chart toppers Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith, who both performed with the prestigious Youth Music Theatre.

Northern Irish teens Kirstyn Kearney, a pupil of Dominican College and Shannon Cooley, from Belfast, have joined a cast of 40 young drawn from all over the UK for a musical theatre performance of Macbeth at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast.

Kirstyn Kearney, aged 14, from Coleraine and Shannon Cooley, aged 15, from Belfast, will join a cast of 40 young people, drawn from all over the UK, for a dubstep musical theatre performance of Macbeth at The Lyric in Belfast this July.

Kirstyn Kearney, aged 14, from Coleraine and Shannon Cooley, aged 15, from Belfast, will join a cast of 40 young people, drawn from all over the UK, for a dubstep musical theatre performance of Macbeth at The Lyric in Belfast this July.

Produced by Youth Music Theatre UK (YMT), the UK’s leading theatre company for young people, this production of Macbeth, perhaps Shakespeare’s best-known play, transports the troubled king from his Scottish roots to a nameless Asian state, and features thrilling dubstep score by Northern Irish composer Garth McConaghie, combined with live classical instrumentation and contemporary choreography.

YMT has a history of working with and developing young talent who go on to have extremely successful careers in the music and theatre industries, and can count Brit Award-winning and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, and current hot property singer Sam Smith, amongst their illustrious alumni.

Macbeth runs in the Lyric Theatre, Belfast from July 23 – 26.

Here’s a short video of the cast in rehearsal.