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Double, double, toil and… broken legs

Theatre people are a superstitious bunch. For good reasons too: throughout history, being involved in performance, especially as an actor, has come with its own unique set of dangers and difficulties, from being thrown out of the 15th century church to being thrown into the 21st century job market, life on stage is full of insecurities. Eva de Valk takes a look at some of the hundreds of theatrical superstitions used to combat these insecurities. The most well-known of course, ...

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Macbeth, The Cockpit – Review

William ShakespeareDirected by Nick Hastings★★★ Pros: The technical elements, including the music, sound effects, lighting and use of film are well crafted, and perfectly managed. Cons: Some of the cast sound like they are reciting lines, and not performing them. There is also an overuse of actions and hand gestures to try and convey meaning of the words. Our Verdict: This interpretation of Macbeth is very clear, and is intelligently applied to the story. However, it is questionable whether such ...

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Macbeth, Lion and Unicorn Theatre

William Shakespeare Presented by Wyrd Sisters Theatre ★★★ Pros: Beautifully performed by each and every cast member. Cons: The immense heat came close to ruining the experience. Our Verdict: A fantastic rendition of this Shakespearean classic, but bring a fan! Credit: Ciaran Cunningham I was intrigued to see this unusual version of Shakespeare’s Scottish play from the Wyrd Sisters Theatre Company. Made up of an all-female cast – aside from the three male witches – the Bard’s dark tragedy is ...

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Macbeth, The Rose Theatre

William Shakespeare, adapted by Manuela Ruggiero and Anthony KhaseriaDirected by Manuela Ruggiero★★★ Pros: Excellent use of all that The Rose has to offer, including the lake and surrounding areas. Cons: The use of physical theatre, including the use of dance, could be off putting for some. Our Verdict: A good production overall, though fans of Shakespeare may not care for this modern take on one of his most famous plays. The Rose Theatre, Bankside, is an old Elizabethan theatre and is ...

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Macbeth, Camden People’s Theatre

William Shakespeare Directed by Amber Elliott ★★★★ Pros: Intelligent all-round theatre making. Cons: If you sit in the wrong place, you miss a lot of the best action. Our Verdict: A traditional interpretation which uses every element theatre has to offer in perfect harmony to a high standard. Courtesy of Titian Rep Theatre Company Shakespeare is a popular choice – it has familiar style, quality, and narrative. One of the reasons Macbeth is considered the cursed play is because it ...

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