Macbeth

Written by William Shakespeare | Directed by Ben Humphrey

Tuesday 6th March 2018 - Saturday 10th March 2018

(Special VIP Gala night - Friday 9th March 2018 - Invitation only)

7:30pm | The Main House, The Swan Theatre, Worcester

Tickets: £10.00

The 'Scottish Play' is one of Shakespeare's best-known works. Betrayal, jealousy and lust for power all contribute to one of the most powerfully dark plays ever written. The Young Rep brought William Shakespeare's enduring tragedy to the main stage of the Swan Theatre to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Worcester Repertory Company

 

The brutal aftermath of civilisation’s collapse propels Macbeth towards an ill-fated destiny as he struggles to survive against dark forces intent on bringing about his downfall. His life is altered in a split second of disturbing prophecy as Lady Macbeth drives him further towards his inescapable end.  

 

Set in a bleak, dystopian world where the fight for survival is a constant one, director Ben Humphrey brought Shakespeare’s psychological masterpiece to life with an award-winning creative team and the incredible company of young actors.

 

The production was highly critically acclaimed and launched the Young Rep as the "...future of theatre." (Worcester News)

REVIEWS

THE concept of Ben Humphrey’s new company, The Young Rep, is to bring on the next generation of theatre-makers by giving them access to professional standard performance and creative opportunities. The company’s inaugural production, Macbeth, certainly delivered. From the moment one walks through the auditorium doors Dominic Beale’s movie-like soundscape plays tricks with our minds, and Jack Coleman’s seamless lighting design prepares the audience for the full force of the young company’s might.... Read full review here.

Worcester News Review

Ben Humphrey deserves huge praise for his vision and direction, but of course it is the inspirational young cast and crew who served up what was a powerful and gripping drama. Those responsible for set, lighting, sound and costume did a brilliant job. Those on stage performed with confidence and an understanding beyond their years. This was an ensemble piece so it would be wrong to pick out names for particular praise but many of the memorable scenes revolved around the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as the balance between then shifted and deteriorated and they both turned in thoughtful and committed performances. The witches had amazing presence as they emerged from the ground, often moving & speaking in unison. A great theatrical treat for those lucky enough to see this production and a wonderful advert for the future of live theatre from the next generation. Huge congratulations to all.

Facebook Review

Wonderful night seeing #Macbeth by The Young Rep. A wonderful show, a huge amount of hard work and a goal of accessible theatre training for all makes for a memorable evening. Happy 50th @WorcesterRep!

Twitter Review

Huge congratulations to @benhumphreyuk and all at #YoungRep for a spectacular show last night! So great to see all the @WorcesterRep gang as well. A great night! #Macbeth

Twitter Review

Last night was just fantastic! @WorcesterRep #Macbeth is energetic, tense, contemporary and exciting! Every factor was spot on. Lighting, sound, direction, costume & performance. Beautiful. Congratulations to a very strong company. ★★★★★ @BenHumphreyUK

Twitter Review

@WorcesterRep WOW WOW WOW. Can't get Macbeth out of my head from last night. The best young person's performance I have ever witnessed. Everything about it was spectacular. Could not fault one thing about the production. Well done to everyone involved.

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PRODUCTION TRAILER

PRODUCTION SHOTS

REHEARSAL SHOTS

CAST

Alex Buckley

Duncan | Macduff

William Hoaen

Angus | First Murderer | Porter

Luke Hudson

Ross

Emily Jones

Malcolm | Second Murderer

Charlotte Mason

Lady Macbeth | Third Witch

Steffi Mountain

Second Witch | Siward | Doctor of Physic

George Ormerod

Macbeth

Harvey Porter

Lennox | Menteth

Lauren Roberts

Hecate | Lady Macduff | Gentlewoman | Sergeant

Benji Sears

Fleance | Son of Macduff

Alex Scoby

Banquo | Young Siward

Hannah Whitehouse

First Witch | Old Woman | English Doctor

Sam Witherall

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CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

Producer

Worcester Rep. | The Young Rep | Ben Humphrey

Director

Ben Humphrey

Associate Director

May Whittall

Lighting and Stage Designer

Jack Coleman

Sound Designer

Dom Beale

Stage Manager

Gareth Morgan

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CONTACT US

The Swan Theatre, The Moors, Worcester, WR1 3ED

Tel: 01905 726969 ||| Email: info@worcester-rep.co.uk

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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Ben Humphrey

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Sarah-Jane Morgan

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