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William Shakespeare

Directed by Ronnie Dykstra

19th - 26th March, 2011

This drama is one of the great tragedy themed plays by William Shakespeare. The themes illustrated in the play include ambition, fate, deception and treachery.

Three witches decide to confront the great Scottish general Macbeth on his victorious return from a war between Scotland and Norway. The Scottish king, Duncan, decides that he will confer the title of the traitorous Cawdor on the heroic Macbeth. Macbeth, and another General called Banquo, happen upon the three witches. The witches predict that he will one day become king.

He decides that he will murder Duncan. Macbeth's wife agrees to his plan. He then murders Duncan assisted by his wife who smears the blood of Duncan on the daggers of the sleeping guards. A nobleman called Macduff discovers the body. Macbeth kills the guards insisting that their daggers smeared with Duncan's blood are proof that they committed the murder.

The crown passes to Macbeth. More murders ensue and the bloodied ghost of Banquo appears to Macbeth.

Lady Macbeth's conscience now begins to torture her and she imagines that she can see her hands covered with blood. She commits suicide. Macduff kills Macbeth and Malcolm becomes king.

King Duncan Mike Bullimore
Malcolm, his elder son Angus Macalister
Captain Martin Fitzgerald
Lennox, a Scottish Thane Adam Peerbaccus
Ross, a Scottish Thane Ian McBride
1st Witch Jill Ollerenshaw
2nd Witch Celia Bonner
3rd Witch Linda Batson
Macbeth, Thane of Glamis,
later of Cawdor, and later King
Bryn Thomas
Banquo, A Scottish Thane Steve Williamson
Lady Macbeth Alexandra Johnson
Macbeth's Servant Ben Shotton
Fleance, Banquo's son Alex Taylor
Porter Chris Simmons
Macduff, a Scottish Thane Alex Bingle
Donalbain, King Duncan's younger son Laurie Johnson
First Murderer Martin Fitzgerald
Second Murderer Chris Simmons
Apparitions Ben Shotton
Liam Branagan
Laurie Johnson
Lady Macduff Rhianne Statom-Barnett
Macduff's son Jonathan Birchall
Tom Seal
Messenger Liam Branagan
Doctor Mike Bullimore
Gentlewoman Valerie Middleton-Egan
Seyton, Macbeth's Armourer Laurie Johnson
Seyward, Earl of Northumberland,
Malcolm's uncle
Martin Fitzgerald
Stage Manager Helen Bingle
Sound & original music Mark Seyler
Lighting Bruce Williams
Design & Special Effects Jacque Bilsborough
Wardrobe Pat Barrow
Carole Holmes
and the Green Room Wardrobe Team
Properties / ASM Jane Newman
Properties Jenny Norris
Prompt Belinda Coghlan
Fight arranger Peter Birch
Set Construction The Green Room Team
Chaperone for the Juniors Christina Theobald
Liaison Lottie Tyler
House Manager Trevor Jones
David Melliar-Smith
The play was kindly sponsored by:
Motrax Motor Accessories, 88 Chapel Lane
Chapel Interiors, 33 Chapel Lane
Bill Not Weed, Wilmslow