MACBETH - OPEN AIR THEATRE AT DARTMOUTH CASTLE - AUGUST 3RD TO 7TH
PUBLISHED: 12:37 06 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:30 20 February 2013
The Inn Theatre Company, Dartmouth proudly presents Macbeth for this year's Dartmouth Shakespeare Week running from August 3rd to 7th in the open air opposite Dartmouth Castle
The Inn Theatre Company, Dartmouth proudly presents Macbeth for this years Dartmouth Shakespeare Week running from August 3rd to 7th in the open air opposite Dartmouth Castle a truly unique and evocative setting overlooking the mouth of the River Dart and out to sea.
Macbeth is one of the great tragedy-themed plays by William Shakespeare. 'The Scottish Play' - don't mention the name! is the only Shakespeare play with a villain as the 'hero'. It is probably the most oft-quoted play in the canon, 'Macbeth' is a darkly atmospheric study of ambition, temptation, fate, deception, guilt, remorse, retribution, crime, punishment and tragedy with, at its centre, the starkly ambitious figures of Macbeth and his wife Lady Macbeth.
Macbeth is played brilliantly by Vernon Davis a truly inspirational and passionate performance - goaded on by his avaricious wife the darkly beautiful Lady Macbeth played very convincingly by Gina Carter.
The cast of a coven of witches are spellbinding headed by Xowie Brandt, Jill Brock, Lesley Ash and Hecate played by the striking Sally Feetenby, Banquo, Malcolm and Macduff are played by season favourites Phil Scoble, Ben Hamilton and Max Brandt and backed up by an all too fleeting performance from Malcolm Macintosh as King Duncan.
Historically, the play is believed to have been written between 1603 & 1606, although scholars tend to favour the latter date. The links between King James, recently ascended to the throne, and the tragedy of Macbeth are evident and it is easily noted that, not long after a Scottish King came to the English throne, a play about Scottish history appeared.
Macbeth is co-directed by the Inn Theatre founder Jane Windsor-Smith and the first time in the directors chair for the marvellous Gil Garland.
This will be a truly unmissable play sinister and compulsive in a strikingly, beautiful setting book now I urge you!
Tickets are available from Dartmouth Tourist Information Centre
01803 834224 www.discoverdartmouth.com or more details on the
Inn Theatre Company please visit www.theinntheatrecompany.co.uk