1st August - 13th September 2014

Lady Margaret Hall

Shakespeare’s darkest play

A political thriller and a horror story. Fast paced, unrelenting, absorbing, repugnant.

This never was safe theatre and in Creation’s hands it becomes a rollercoaster of dreams and visions, re-imagined within the confines of a sanatorium within earshot of the guns of the Western Front.

Summer 2014 saw a brand new venue for Creation and our audiences as we settled around tables on the beautiful lawns of Lady Margaret Hall. With a vast soundscape and the building as a stunningly lit backdrop this was Macbeth on a huge scale, while still taking care to play out the dark personal battles of the characters in stunning detail.

Director: Jonathan Holloway
Designer: Ryan Dawson Laight
Lighting Designer: Ashley Bale
Sound Designer: Matt Eaton
Movement Director: Dominic Burdess
Fight Director: Philip d’Orléans

Macbeth: Scott Ainslie
Lady Macduff: Madeleine Joseph
Ross: Richard Kidd
Lady Macbeth: Laura Murray
Banquo/Macduff: Simon Spencer-Hyde
Malcolm: Christopher York

“All this mobility is achievable through the decision of the director Jonathan Holloway to mike the six actors. This results in utter clarity that is obviously a boon for the audience, many of whom, one presumes, will be coming to the play for the first time — such is the outreach of Creation.” The Oxford Times

“The use of location, props and sound was perfectly balanced with the necessity for audience imagination – an eerie and memorable evening for children and adults alike.” Daily Info

“Congratulations – your collective imagination, performance standards and intergenerational appeal goes from strength to strength. That’s the way to inspire new actors and future theatre-goers with both the relevance and joy of Shakespeare’s words. What a combination!” Audience feedback


Macbeth 2014 from Creation Theatre on Vimeo.

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