26 Oct 2005 - 05 Nov 2010

Stephen Dillane's Macbeth

By William Shakespeare

Directed By Travis Preston

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'It is the performance of a single actor, Stephen Dillane, and it is a performance that defies belief.'

Los Angeles Times 

Stephen Dillane performs Shakespeare's text of Macbeth in an extraordinary re-imagining of the play. Haunting the stage and crackling with supernatural energy, Dillane's compelling solo performance incorporates each individual character as if they are sliding in and out of Macbeth's disturbed conscience.

 As developed by Dillane and director Travis Preston, Macbeth becomes not only a harrowing portrait of a mind unravelling in the presence of the horrors it has engendered, but also a poetic and personal meditation upon the corrupting influence of power.

Acknowledged as one of the finest actors of his generation, Stephen Dillane's credits include Dancing at Lughnasa, Hamlet (directed by Peter Hall), Endgame and The Real Thing (Donmar) and The Coast of Utopia at the National Theatre. His films range from Welcome to Sarajevo to King Arthur and The Hours.

Three live musicians accompanying Dillane.  These include experimental jazz composer Vinny Golia whose original score underpins the play's nightmarish dreamscape.

Dates & Tickets

Ticket prices: £6 - £29.5
Wed 26 Oct 2005 - Sat 5 Nov 2005
10 performances only

Cast & Creatives

Director: Travis Preston

Composer: Vinny Golia

Scene Design: Christopher Barreca

Costume Deisgn: Ellen McCartney

Lighting Design: Benoit Beauchamp

Stephen Dillane with musicians Jeremy Drake, Harris Eisenstadt, Vinny G