This intimate production of MACBETH is performed both on stage, and in and around the audience, as we follow Macbeth’s twisted mental landscape as he kills all his rivals to capture the Crown.

Many actors believe that the play is cursed, and refer to the play as  “The Scottish Play”. As written, the play has a minimum of 40 characters, usually requiring a cast of 19 actors. Director Roz Riley has created her extraordinary vision of MACBETH with just ten actors, and each night there are  video-projected  images which are drawn live by E. Strange.

The three Weird Sisters (The Witches) constantly change costumes and demeanour, to magnificently deliver the bulk of the huge cast of characters. The production was beautifully staged with the tension palpable throughout  and the fine ensemble cast delivering consummate performances.

In particular, Kurtis Wakefield as Macbeth and Michela Carattin as Lady Macbeth gave great performances. Lady Macbeth with her sleepwalking, has an interesting death in her mad scene, that brought tears to my eyes. My favourite performance of the night, was the often neglected but important role of The Porter.

Dean Tuttle was a  fierce bold warrior as Macduff but then we went on to see the other side of the man,  a loving husband and father, torn apart by grief and shock, when told that his  whole family had been murdered.

MACBETH is William Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy, with duration of 150 minutes including one interval.

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH is playing the Star of Sea Theatre, Stella Maris College, Corner of Collingwood and Iluka Avenue, Manly until Saturday 29th July.

Friday 14th July – 7:30 PM
Saturday 15th July – 7:30 PM
Sunday 16th July – 2:00 PM
Friday 21st July – 7:30 PM
Saturday 22nd July – 7:30 PM
Sunday 23rd July – 2:00 PM
Friday 28th July – 7:30 PM
Saturday 29th July – 7:30 PM

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