By William Shakespeare
Directed By Travis Preston
'It is the performance of a single actor, Stephen Dillane, and it is a performance that defies belief.'
Los Angeles Times
Stephen Dillane performs Shakespeare's text of Macbeth in an extraordinary re-imagining of the play. Haunting the stage and crackling with supernatural energy, Dillane's compelling solo performance incorporates each individual character as if they are sliding in and out of Macbeth's disturbed conscience.
As developed by Dillane and director Travis Preston, Macbeth becomes not only a harrowing portrait of a mind unravelling in the presence of the horrors it has engendered, but also a poetic and personal meditation upon the corrupting influence of power.
Acknowledged as one of the finest actors of his generation, Stephen Dillane's credits include Dancing at Lughnasa, Hamlet (directed by Peter Hall), Endgame and The Real Thing (Donmar) and The Coast of Utopia at the National Theatre. His films range from Welcome to Sarajevo to King Arthur and The Hours.
Three live musicians accompanying Dillane. These include experimental jazz composer Vinny Golia whose original score underpins the play's nightmarish dreamscape.
Director: Travis Preston
Composer: Vinny Golia
Scene Design: Christopher Barreca
Costume Deisgn: Ellen McCartney
Lighting Design: Benoit Beauchamp
Stephen Dillane with musicians Jeremy Drake, Harris Eisenstadt, Vinny G