The Year of the Scottish Play

Tara MacGowran in Macbeth

From February till early November I’ve been involved all this year, in some stage of production, in two very different and very exciting productions of Macbeth. It feels very strange to be leaving the story of the thane behind now. At least for a bit. The two productions couldn’t have been more different in style but equally fascinating to work on. The first, set in the time of the historical Macbeth involved multi media aspects and Macbeth and Banquo have been “encouraged” into opium addiction by the witches. The second, a dystopian near future vision. It was a joy to work on both these shows with two wonderful casts. Across the two shows I have this year been Lady Macbeth, Lady Macduff, Witch and Lord.