Macbeth

Macbeth poster 2006

2nd June - 8th September 2006

Headington Hill Park, Oxford


Introduction

Headington Hill Park was transformed into the wilds of Scotland for this chilling production of Macbeth. Set Designer Cleo Pettitt once again worked her magic for Creation with a set built around a huge chestnut tree and adorned with gruesome skulls. Shakespeare’s tale of murder, corruption and civil war was brought to life with breathtaking fight scenes choreographed by Philip D’Orleans.

In his debut for Creation, Director Gareth Machin (Artistic Director of the Southwark Playhouse, Bristol Old Vic) worked with a talented cast including Creation regulars Tom Peters and Seamus Allen to portray the terrifying and spectacular journey of a man battling demons from both outside and in.

Reviews

“Creation’s Macbeth is entirely engaging from start to finish.”
Reading Evening Post

“A production that is full of action and well endowed with dark portents.”
The Oxford Times

“Creation Theatre yet again provides a refreshing alternative to stereotypical performances of Shakespeare.”
Daily Information

“A lucid and fast-moving production of Macbeth in the glorious outdoor setting of Headington Hill Park.”
Oxford Mail

Artistic team

Director – Gareth Machin
Set Designer – Cleo Pettitt
Costume Designer – Mia Flodquist
Assistant Set Designer – Rebecca Lee
Costume Assistant – Sarah Grange
Composer – Russell Hepplewhite
Sound Designer – Matt Eaton
Fight Director – Phillip D’Orleans
Movement Director/Choreographer – Jonny Hoskins
Voice and Verse Coach – Richard Ryder

Cast

Seamus Allen – Ross
Angus Brown – Macduff
Scott Brooksbank – Malcom
Richard Evans – Duncan
Jennifer Matter – Lady Macduff
Eleanor Mongomery – Lady Macbeth
Tom Peters – Macbeth
Martin Pirongs – Banquo
Sebastian Heffer / Thomas Self / Gerrard Smith – Fleance / Macduff’s Son

Understudies

Richard Scott
Laura Murray

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