Monday, February 26

Tag: Macbeth by the Sea

Macbeth by the Sea – The Space on the Mile
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Macbeth by the Sea – The Space on the Mile

Second up in my Macbeth marathon this Fringe was this lightweight absurd piece by American group John Hancock Productions. With an open mind, I allowed the onslaught to commence, and commenceth it did. More Spamalot than Shakespeare, this one would have had the bard rolling in his grave, and not necessarily with laughter. Whilst there were moments of fun and pith from the four strong cast, led muscularly by Ric Walker in the titular role, this was still pretty thin gruel. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are trying to relax in a seaside resort after the murder of Banquo, but confronted in turn by his ghost, the witches and an incompetent masseuse (out damn knot!) hotel manager who is a weird mixture of Faulty and Renee. You get the picture. The picture that probably looked great on t...
World Premiere of an Absurdist Comedy Macbeth by the Sea
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World Premiere of an Absurdist Comedy Macbeth by the Sea

Witches! Ghosts! Karaoke! Shakespeare's tragic power couple, The Macbeths, murder the king and ascend the throne. Good friend Banquo has been killed, too. Banquo's battered spirit disrupts a celebration for the royal couple. Worried that her husband's stressful hallucinations will thwart their reign, Lady Macbeth orders a relaxing weekend at The Happy Hearts Seaside Resort. Will the weight of their evil deeds doom their legacy? Some witches might have something to say about it. Combining raucous physical theatre with skewering the bard, the play comically explores the themes of nepotism versus raw ambition and the merits of couples massages, karaoke, and Bon Jovi. Something Hysterical This Way Comes! This is the third show that Chicago's John Hancock Productions has brought t...