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Macbeth (Icarus Theatre Collective)

By | Published on Monday 22 August 2011

Passion. Corruption. Revenge. And some rather odd set design. These are ingredients that make this production of ‘Macbeth’ both memorable and different. Sophie Brookes’ Lady Macbeth is a guileful and carnal creature, accentuating her role as Macbeth’s manipulator and lover and as a result, the on-stage chemistry between Brookes and Joel Gorf is electrifying, pre-empting the toxic end to the relationship. The witches remain ever-present on-stage, which is effective in illustrating their key role in the tragedy. My only criticism is the moon, oddly emblazoned at various times with birds and lightning bolts – an attempt at symbolism which left me confused; particularly when it became the eye of Sauron and spoke to Macbeth in Act 4…

New Town Theatre, 4 – 28 Aug (not 16), 13:00pm, £8.00 – £12.00, fpp278
tw rating 4/5