By William Shakespeare
Directed by Sam Fisher
Season: 6 - 16 August 2008
By the pricking of my thumbs…
Something wicked comes to Christchurch this winter season as Elmwood Players delves into the waking nightmare of Scotland’s most infamous hero.
More than 400 years of history have not diminished the engrossing power of Shakespeare’s darkest and bloodiest work: Macbeth has fascinated and enthralled every generation with its gripping depiction of the pitfalls of rampant power-lust and ambition.
This new interpretation, directed by Sam Fisher, combines a contemporary context with all the fascinating drama of a medieval horror. Commander of the modern-day Scottish forces in Afghanistan, a heroic and victorious Macbeth finds himself suddenly plunged into a phantasmagoric realm of witchcraft, carnage and madness that takes him right back to the dark ages — the dark ages both of time and of his soul.
Come in, come in to this dark and forbidding castle on the wild Scottish heath, where fair is foul and foul is fair and all manner of mysterious things hover in the murky air, and watch this pageantry of hell unfold…
Duncan (King of Scotland) - Ian Beswick
Malcolm (Duncan's Son) - Mike Jamieson
Macbeth (General of the Army) - Chris Domigan
Banquo (General of the King's Army) - Will Wright
Macduff, a nobleman - Klaus Hermanspahn
Ross, a nobleman - Eric Owsley
Angus, a nobleman - Sophie Rae
A Porter - Ben Allan
A Scots Doctor - Neil Macbeth
Seyton - Jonathan Fisher
Lady Macbeth - Nikki Conyers
Lady Macduff / Apparition 2 - Sandi Ward
Witch 1 - Bailey Hunt
Witch 2 - Jess Stringer
Witch 3 - Jo Owsley
Hecate / Gentlewoman - Chanel Hughes
Apparition 1 / Soldier / Murderer - Taylor Hagen
Lords, Gentlemen, Officers, Soldiers, Murderers, Attendants and Messengers.
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