Monday, March 21, 2011

Macbeth by William Shakespeare



William Shakespeare



Both CandyKing Productions and Celtic Kiss Productions are delighted to return to Greenwich Playhouse to present Macbeth.


Eamon McDonnell's adaptation moves the action to the Ancient African civilization that is the Benin Empire –giving this famous tale an original and engaging twist.   This production delivers, both visually and culturally, a very exciting performance, fusing the original violent tale with a new setting and context – bringing the vibrancy of Africa to the stage.


Macbeth is Shakespeare's most dramatic tragedy – a brilliant combination of murder, spiritualism and violence – a play so brutal many believe it to be cursed.

 Macbeth is a frightening, heady mix of betrayal, desire and murder all fueled by excessive ambition.


CandyKing and Celtic Kiss productions have staged four plays previously at the Greenwich Playhouse – all to excellent reviews and sell-out audiences.  In this fifth production, they have joined together to create an exciting vision of a favourite classic.




Listings Information


Greenwich Playhouse

Greenwich Station Forecourt, 189 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8JA

05.04.11 – 01.05.11

020 8858 9256

£12, £10 concessions

Press Night 07.04.11 at 7:30pm

Tues – Sat 7:30pm, Sunday 4pm

Running Time 2hr (approx.) inc. interval


Shakespeare's famous tale aboutbetrayal, desire and murder all fueled by excessive ambition is set in Ancient Africa in this new rendering of the classic tragedy.




Produced by:  Maria Chiorando

                        Eamon McDonnell


Directed by:    Scott Le Crass:


Scott Le Crass is an exciting young director whose previous credits include Bardathon, The Laramie Project and Pericles.  He was a finalist in the Offcut Festival in 2010 as well as taking part in the Scoop Festival.


He says, "The key themes that ignite so much passion and intrigue for Macbeth will be at the heart of this production, but they will be framed in visually and contextually innovative ways."         




Olusegun Akingbola, Elizabeth Prince, Mark Menelik, Tommy Coleman, Michael Quartey, Tok Laju, Alec Todd, Linda Mathis, Sabina Cameron, Caleb Frederick, Kike Brimah, Ray Sesay, Lenn Blasse


Reviews of our previous work at the Greenwich Playhouse:


"This production from CandyKing theatre is wonderful, with superb performances throughout…A must see show with stunning costumes and great direction."

Pinkwire on An Ideal Husband


"A compelling piece of theatre." on A Doll's House


"An emotional and professional rendering of a classic British Masterpiece."

Theatre World on Look Back in Anger


"There is excellent chemistry among the four characters and between them they provide a good rhythm and pace to the performance."


Extra Extra on The Gift


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