November 2021 will see Draíocht support the development of a new red nose version of Shakespeare’s tragedy for young audiences by Veronica Coburn, Artistic Director of HOME THEATRE (Ireland), Artistic Director Our Place, Our Stories, Hallelujah! Draíocht’s Community Clown Choir (Artist in Residence Draíocht 2012 – 2015).
Shakespeare loved his clowns. In Macbeth Shakespeare gave us the porter, drunk, profane and irreverent. In Fools’ Macbeth Veronica Coburn tells the story of Shakespeare’s tragic hero through the eyes of a lowly kitchen maid who scrubs the potatoes and washes the pots deep within the walls of the castle kitchen as the larger story unfolds upstairs.
Lead Artist – Veronica Coburn
Collaborating Artist – Niamh McGrath
Niamh McGrath is an Actor, Playwright & Director who hails from Co. Sligo. As a performer Niamh's most recent work includes 'Eclipsed' with the Mill Theatre, Dundrum and 'Ireland A Survivor's Guide' with High Rock Productions, which was devised and performed as Gaelige and toured secondary schools around Ireland. In 2019 Niamh made her professional directorial debut with '20 Seconds' for Thunder and Theatre Company, which premiered in Smock Alley Theatre. Niamh was recently commissioned to write and direct a short film for a community project in Co. Sligo The Chronicles of Aughris.