Macbeth (2015)

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Poster by Bryon Fear

by William Shakespeare

Designed & Directed by Bryon Fear

Performances: Tue 5th – Sat 9th May 2015, Bell Theatre


Macbeth, first performed in 1606, is William Shakespeare's shortest tragedy and is one of his darkest and most powerful works. Set in Scotland, the play dramatises the corrosive psychological consequences when evil is the means to fulfil a vaulting ambition for power. Shakespeare's source for the tragedy is the account of Macbeth, King of Scotland, Macduff and Duncan in Holinshead's Chronicles 1587, a history of England, Scotland and Ireland familiar to Shakespeare and his contemporaries, although events in the play differ extensively from the history of the actual, more noble, Macbeth. In recent scholarship, the events of the tragedy are usually associated more closely with the execution of Henry Garnett for complicity in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

The play is set in the Highlands of Scotland and in England.



Acknowledgements & Thanks

Special thanks to the following who have all helped to make this production possible: The SLT Theatre Committee and our show rep Lisa Thomas; Rebecca Twydell (SLT Training Director); Team Disco Tech; Alex, James and Sue of The Rosendale Pub; Jvan Morandi & Talula Sheppard; Michelle Thomson, Front of House, Box Office, SLT Bar teams; Alan Buckman, Jess Osorio, Mark Ireson, Lee Ridgeway, Charlotte Benstead, Gavin Parker, Katherine Stylianou & Robert Dynowski, Catherine and Alan Walker, Ayshea & Peter Mayhew-Smith, Clemetina Cross & Dan Oliver, Julie Hill & Sandy Sharma, Rosie Pierson & Martin Rafferty, Charles Evans & Wanda De Oliveira Evans, Jo Botting & Ian O'Sullivan, Polly Sands & Joe Francis. And Dave Hollander who was our anchor in a multitudinous sea of words.


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