Bard on the Beach star Scott Bellis described the Fringe Festival perfectly when he said “I think the Fringe should be a platform for people to do what they feel passionate about doing, stuff that they’re not going to be able to do somewhere else.” Last night we watched our very own Hannah-Rose Brearley doing “stuff” we’d never seen before when she starred as Lady Macbeth in Crooked Teeth Theatre’s edgy and futuristic take on Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
The play began with Macbeth, played by Nicolas Taggart, being readied for his execution, convicted of the murders of Duncan, Banquo and Macduff’s family. The ghosts of Banquo and Lady Macbeth stood vigil over his deathbed as he hallucinated in his final moments, reliving his descent into madness, murder and mayhem. It only got better from there.
Read the review written by MJ Ankenman in Plank Magazine where Lady Macbeth’s descent to madness and manipulation of her husband’s ego is described as being performed with expertise. Click here to read the article.