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Full of Sound and Fury/Signifying Nothing – Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham

Writers: William Shakespeare, 'Roman de Fruscan', Jennifer Rigby Directors: 'Roman de Fruscan', Nicky Cox Reviewer: Selwyn Knight As 2018 blinks blearily into life, Birmingham’s Blue Orange Theatre brings us two short plays each inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth: Full of Sound and Fury, credited to one Roman de Fruscan, and Signifying Nothing, by Jennifer Rigby. Dreamscape Theatre’s Full of Sound and ...

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Macbeth – mac, Birmingham

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Andy Barrow Reviewer:  Selwyn Knight Oddsocks Productions, formed in 1989 by husband and wife team, Andy Barrow and Elli Mackenzie, aims to ‘tell good stories in a fun interactive way’, producing a ‘theatre experience for everyone’. Since 1993, they have mounted two tours per year, performing all over the country, often outdoors. Snippets of overheard conversation when ...

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Macbeth – St Paul’s Covent Garden – London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Daniel Winder Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Stepping into the garden at St Paul’s for Iris Theatre’s annual Shakespearean outing generally gives a little jolt of elation. Seeing what they have constructed this time, what world the garden has become is generally lovely. This time though, it’s not so much a nice surprise as a shock. Sound and ...

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Created by actors: Heidi Niemi and Gus Kennedy Jacob Director: Anu Niemi Reviewer: Sophie Huggins Despite belonging to a different Shakespeare title, the phrase “though she be but little, she is fierce” rings true in this hilarious one-woman interpretation of the famous Macbeth tale. Described as high on energy, low on iambic pentameter, this feisty feminist rendition delivers just that, ...

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The Devil Speaks True – The Lighthouse, Poole

Director: Joel Scott Reviewer: Sophie Huggins Drifting in the darkness, somewhere between fringe theatre and a cinematic experience, floats this sensory stunner, The Devil Speaks True. Interweaving Shakespeare’s famous tale of Macbeth with modern verbatim recordings, Goat and Monkey use wireless headphones, binaural sound design and video projections to immerse its audience in a world of conflict and its often ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: The Pocket Oxford Theatre Company – Macbeth

Pocket Oxford Theatre's Macbeth

Back by popular demand for 2017, our Brighton Bites series offer short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into shows performing at England’s largest arts festival. Hopefully, they will whet your appetite to try something new at this year's Brighton Fringe. Here, The Pocket Oxford Theatre Company tells us about their show, Macbeth, which they’ll be performing at The Warren.   ...

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WNO: Macbeth – Bristol Hippodrome

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi Conductor: Adriy Yurkevych Reviewer: Kris Hallett The King is Dead! Long live the King! Just like in the Shakespearean telling, Verdi’s operatic version of the Scottish play sticks close to the parallel journeys its protagonists go on, Macbeth from unsure war hero to despotic dictator and his wife from cold-eyed pragmatist to tragic heroine. Just like the ...

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Welsh National Opera: Macbeth-Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi Director:Oliver Mears Conductor: Andriy Yurkevych Reviewer:Emily Pearce Shakespeare's macabre King and persuasive wife get a dystopian 80s update in Oliver Mears' chilling production with Welsh National Opera. Originally performed by Northern Ireland Opera,Macbethtakes place in a contemporary but impoverished Scotland, mixing in real filmed footage of modern warfare throughout, and exploiting the Macbeths' cold brutality as another ...

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