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Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

Tour

1990

Cast List

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Duncan
Robert Evanson
Malcolm
Alan Rawlings
Donalbain
Gerard Ahearn
Macbeth
Michael Hughes
Lady Macbeth
Lesley Hayward
Banquo
Rob Horton
Fleance
Zoe Scott
Macduff
Dermot O'Brien
Lady Macduff
Zoe Scott
Son of Macduff
Tassia Messimeris
Lennox
Michael Harding
Ross
Roger Lee
Caithness
Robert Evanson
Seyward
Robert Evanson
Young Seyward
Gerard Ahearn
Seyton
Vaughan McKenna
1st Wayward Sister
Margaret Hotine
2nd Wayward Sister
Zoe Scott
3rd Wayward Sister
Tassia Messimeris
Hecat
Siobhan O'Kane
A Porter
Vaughan McKenna
Servant
Gerard Ahearn
An English Doctor
Gerard Ahearn
A Scottish Doctor
Rob Horton
An Old Man
Vaghan McKenna
Gentlewoman
Siobhan O'Kane
Murderers
Robert Evanson
Gerard Ahearn
   
Directed by
Designer
Jane Davies
Lighting Designer
Phil Lea
Stage Manager
Belinda Maxwell
Stage Fights directed by
Dermot O'Brien
Macbeth

The Stage
Richard Huggett

This admirable production of Shakespeare's shortest and most popular tragedy has the unfashionable virtue of being faithful to the author's intentions which, in the current climate of theatre, is a situation of uncommon rarity... Clean, clear and uncluttered are the key words which describe this splendid production.  There are no silly production gimmicks, no designer fantasies, the action is simple, the play moves speedily from one scene to the next, and those new to it will have no trouble in understanding what is happening and to whom.  The costumes are simple, timeless and placeless.  Kenneth McClellan - the director - also understands that not every man in history had a full head of hair.  His Macbeth is bald, which offers not only a pleasing note of authenticity but also confirms that baldness can be attractive to women, as has been demonstrated by so many actors.  The Former RSC actor, Michael Hughes, strongly built, with a splendid resonant voice, is just about the best Macbeth since Olivier, finding no problem reconciling the poet with the soldier, the lover with the morderer.  McClellan has put a lot of eroticism into his handling of the witches and restored the Hecate scene whose absence has been so complete that this is the first time I have seen it. 

Collage of photographs of Macbeth
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