Another Macbeth: Fringe Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite its relatively unappealing title, Flatpacktheatre produce a no frills production of Macbeth that aims to get at the heart of the tragedy of regicide and ambition. It’s led by the strange Weyward Sisters who take on the parts of the witches, spirits and lesser characters, bringing the piece together, and filling in the gaps of the protagonists. A relatively efficacious production, it is let down by a certain lack of engagement with the script from a few of the actors, whose grasp of the prose seems uncertain, making their performance seem jilted. This, combined with sluggish technical features, makes this a production that needs to refer back to the original more effectively if it is going to be successful.

Quaker Meeting House, 15 – 20 Aug, 2.15pm (3.45pm), £7.00 – £8.00, fpp238.

tw rating 3/5

Taken from Three Weeks, published online Wed Aug 31st 2011.

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