Macbeth, victorious in battle, is met by spirits of the dark. Their prophetic greetings propel him towards an inexorable descent into evil, fuelled by the ruthless ambition of his wife
The prize – the Crown of Scotland.
The consequences – the assassination of a King, the murder of a friend, tha slaughter of a mother and her children and a kingdom in turmoil.
Yet power does not bring happiness and retribution has its day.
“…inspired acting…..the chanted witches sequences are a tour de force. Rough magic to be sure, but of the kind Northern Broadsides do best of all.”
The Guardian **** (Alfred Hickling)
“Like a blasted heath, the senses take a battering. There is little time or peace to think for the audience and Macbeth alike in this rampaging journey “
Yorkshire Evening Press
“An outstanding production…another magnificent effort from Rutter and his company.”
“This is a strong ensemble production with moments of revelation….Rutter’s company come close to evoking the nightmare of what happens when the security of the State is cut to pieces and men turn on one another in fear.”
Bradford Telegraph &Argus
“Superb clarity, exemplary pace and physically vigorous story-telling…It’s a beefy production. Shakespeare – indeed, Theatre – doesn’t come much ,ore invigorating than this.”
“Full of sound and fury (this production) signifies just about everything. Rutter marshals his excellent cast with SAS precision…this is a must-see Macbeth.”
The Yorkshire Post
UK Spring Tour 2002