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.
“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
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