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MACBETH
By William Shakespeare

Directed by Chrisjohn Hancock
11 - 28 JUNE 2008


The Tragedy of Macbeth was first published in the Folio of 1623, printed from a prompt-copy, or from a transcript of one. The first recorded performance of Macbeth was 20th April 1611 but it is believed that the play was written somewhere between 1603 and 1606.

The play is set in Scotland and England
D
irector’s notes

One of my very first theatre experiences was the 1973 Lieder production of Macbeth directed and performed by Mary and John Spicer. It was a powerful and overwhelming performance winning NSW Arts Council awards, confirming and consolidating the Spicer’s reputation and standard of work they would produce on the Lieder stage for over twenty years. It has taken a while before I have had the courage to tackle such a monstrous and complex piece and I feel privileged to have had such an enthusiastic and willing cast to commit to the task of recreating this masterpiece of Shakespearian tragic splendour. Thank you to everyone who has so enthusiastically assisted in the creation of this production.

Chrisjohn

 

 

List of Characters

 

The Royal House of Scotland

Duncan King of Scotland                  Russell Erwin

Malcolm his eldest son                      Joshua Waters

Donalbain his youngest son               Shane Daly

                  

 

Thanes (noblemen of Scotland)

their households and supporters

Macbeth Thane of Glamis       Martin Sanders

Lady Macbeth                        Pauline J Mullen

Gentlewoman her attendant    Doreen Mullen

Her Servant                            Alyssa Medway

Servant & messenger             Josh Churchill

Seyton Macbeth’s armour bearer Matt Kay

Porter at Macbeth’s Castle       Bruce Gerard

Doctor of physic                      Antonia McGarity

 

 

Banquo                                             Vince Davis

Fleance his son                                 Linden Fennamore

 

Macduff Thane of Fife                      David O’Halloran

Lady Macduff                                   Jo Cooper

Son of Macduff                                Mark Churchill

Daughters of Macduff                      Ceilidh Newbury &

Imogen Cooper

First murderer                                 Matt Kay

Second murderer                             Josh Waters

Third murdered                                Shane Daly

 

 

Thanes

Ross                                                  Brian Hill

Lennox                                              Jamie Mitchell

Angus                                               Andrew Mullen

Caithness                                          Zachary Young

Captain wounded in battle                Matthew Kay

 

 

The supernatural world

1st Witch                                 Fiona Churchill

2nd Witch                                 Michelle McAleer

3rd Witch                                 Erin Williams

Hecate Queen of witchcraft      Deborah Foster

Another witch                         Alyssa Medway

1st apparition                          Jarrad Honeyman

2nd apparition                          Mark Churchill

3rd apparition                          Linden Fennamore

 

 

The English

Siward Earl of Northumberland                  David Rayner

Young Siward his son                                Jarrad Honeyman

 

 

Lords, Soldiers, Attendants, Servants played by the cast

  

Macbeth

 

Act One
Scene i Open space                                        

 

Scene ii A camp         

 

Scene iii A Heath                                           

 

Scene iv Forres, The Palace 

 

Scene v  Inverness, Macbeth’s Castle                       

 

Scene vi Before Macbeth’s Castle

 

Scene vii Macbeth’s Castle

 

Act Two
Scene i Macbeth’s Castle

 

Scene ii Macbeth’s Castle                             

 

Scene iii Macbeth’s Castle    

 

Scene iv Outside Macbeth’s Castle

Act Three

Scene i Forres – The Palace

 

Scene ii The Palace  

 

Scene iii Outside near the Palace      

 

Scene iv The Palace banquet

 

Scene v A witches haunt

There will be an interval of 20 minutes

between Act 3 and Act 4

during which refreshments will be on sale in the foyer

 

 

Act Four

Scene i A witches Haunt & Outside the Palace        

 

Scene ii Macduff’s Castle      

 

Scene iii England – before the King Edward Confessor’s Palace

 

Act Five

Scene i Dunsinane     

 

Scene ii Country near Dunsinane

 

Scene iii Dunsinane   

 

Scene iv Country near Birnam Wood

 

Scene v Dunsinane    

 

Scene vi Dunsinane, before the castle           

 

Scene vii Another part of the field    

 

Scene viii  Dunsinane

           

Production

 

Director/ designer

 

Chrisjohn Hancock

Stage Management

 

The cast

Set construction

 

John Knops, Martin Sanders, Bill Wilson John Hartnett, Colin Simson, Robert Shearman

Wardrobe coordination

 

Pauline J Mullen

Assisted by

 

Cindy Kitt Vogelsang, Ann Elbourne, Jen Nell, Lee Gray, Bill Dorman, Sarah Harris, Narelle Hetherington

Lights

 

James McPaul

Sound

 

Stuart Medway

Sound recordings

 

Peter McLaren

Piper

 

Sean Gore

Tickets

 

Doreen Mullen

photographs

 

Craig Edwards

Armourer

 

Bill Wilson

Additional armour & flags

 

Matt Williamson

Rigging

 

Don Hayes

Banners

 

Lee Gray

Video images

 

Bill Dorman & James McPaul

prompt

 

Antonia McGarity

Makeup

 

Sarah Harris

Front of House Manager

 

Lee Gray

Newsletter editor

 

Greg Seckold

raffle

 

Rose Hill & Janette McKinley


By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes
Second Witch, Macbeth, Act IV sc.i