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.

Pagan Warrior – Out Nov 11th

Pre order now on Amazon. A Yuletide monster-fest for the holidays. Vikings go head to head with Anglo-Saxon royalty. Then throw in Krampus! Loved working with an amazing cast and crew on this.

Closing Gambit

Working as narrator on this project was particularly special for me as, having been somewhat involved in the chess world for some time, I know many of the protagonists in this real life drama. A pleasure and an honour for me to be asked to provide the narration for this fascinating documentary.