I was cast in a minimalist production of The Scottish Play (Macbeth), last February, that played for three weeks at the LOST Theatre, and then at the Rondo Theatre, Bath. I played First Witch, Lennox and MacDuff's son. Multi-Roling was hard-working; chopping and changing between each character within the space of a few lines, but enjoyable none-the-less. Always love a challenge
The red boxes, a few glasses, and a table were all that were used to depict the epic tale. Having little to no props meant the focus was on the language of the play and the story itself.
'David Shopland’s Macbeth is a sparse and gripping view of the play through the eyes of a grieving couple. This is a rare solo departure from visionary Creative Director of Blind Tiger Theatre, who has previously directed An Idle World at Trafalgar Studios and The Little Mermaid at Riverside Studios
This is not a story about war and witches, but the heartbreaking destruction of a marriage. It is a 400 year old domestic drama that highlights the same base emotions we all feel throughout our lives. This play’s horror lies in its humanity.'
We had some good reviews too: