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    Macbeth

    2 Oct - 18 Oct 2014
    • Approximate running time 2hrs 35mins including interval
    • £25 – £10 & discounts

    In the words of Lady Macbeth, “screw your courage to the sticking-place” and witness one of Shakespeare’s most gripping tragedies.

    Macbeth is the ultimate exploration of political ambition. Raw greed for power and the extraordinary lengths to which one couple will go to secure their place in history are brought chillingly to life at the Mercury this Autumn in a brand new production directed by the Mercury’s Artistic Director Daniel Buckroyd.

    Cut through the pageantry and sweep aside the supernatural and what you’re left with is a terrifying picture of a world in which the future of a nation, indeed the very humanity of the man and woman at the heart of the unfolding political storm, hang on the fate of a single child. Will no one step forward to protect the innocent?

    After all, what’s the point of winning power today only to lose it … tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow?

    This production of Macbeth is a modern staging of the traditional text. Read more about Daniel’s interpretation of the text at Exeunt Magazine.

    Read an interview with Nicholas Bailey, playing Macduff. Find out which part he played at school, and whether he can stop himself from saying those lines on stage!

    18292
    Mercury Main Theatre
    • Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT

    Box Office: 01206 573948

    The Mercury's main 499-seater auditorium, with parking nearby at St. Mary's multi-storey car park!

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    Cast
    Nicholas Bailey
    Nicholas Bailey
    Macduff
    Gareth Bennett-Ryan
    Gareth Bennett-Ryan
    Donalbain, Murderer, Young Seyward
    Noa Bodner
    Noa Bodner
    Witch 3, Seyton
    David Carr
    David Carr
    Ross
    Rachel Donovan
    Rachel Donovan
    Witch 2, Gentlewoman
    Esther Hall
    Esther Hall
    Lady Macbeth
    Stuart Laing
    Stuart Laing
    Macbeth
    Simon Ludders
    Simon Ludders
    Banquo
    Gary Mackay
    Gary Mackay
    Lennox
    James Marlowe
    James Marlowe
    Malcolm, Lord
    Christopher Price
    Christopher Price
    Sergeant, Porter, Murderer, Menteth
    Georgina Sutton
    Georgina Sutton
    Witch 1, Lady Macduff
    Moray Treadwell
    Moray Treadwell
    Duncan, Old Man, Doctor
    Creatives
    Daniel Buckroyd
    Daniel Buckroyd
    Director
    Juliet Shillingford
    Juliet Shillingford
    Designer
    Matthew Cullum
    Matthew Cullum
    Movement Director
    John Chambers
    John Chambers
    Composer/Sound Designer
    David W Kidd
    David W Kidd
    Lighting Designer
    Ash Pickard
    Ash Pickard
    Assistant Sound Designer
    Marc Frankum
    Marc Frankum
    Casting Director
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