MACBETH by William Shakespeare

“Unsex me here and fill me from the crown to the toe top full of direst cruelty.”

An all-female production of the play that grew from a series of workshops in the summer of 1993 with a single performance given before an invited audience in August 1993 at the Old Soho Laundry in London. The production was given a first full performance at Sutton Valance School in Kent on 28th April 1994 and subsequently toured England and Wales and played in school gyms, redundant churches, arts centres, castle and theatre. The production was seen at Prague’s Labyrint Theatre in July and August 1994 and at The Link Theatre London in September 1995. It then continued on tour finishing in the UK at Deal Castle before going to the Theatre in the Hand Festival in Glasov in Russia’s Udmurt Republic.

The original workshop cast was: Maeve Larkin (Macbeth), Emma Horton/ Yee Lin Barr (Lady Macbeth, Lisa McGuire (Banquo), Melissa Youell (Macduff) and Angela Frost (Seyton).


The Touring casts were

Macbeth : Emma Kilbey - Edda Sharpe

Lady Macbeth : Maeve Larkin - Jane Kent Williams - Heike Schurig

Emma Horton - Alison Brooks

Banquo : Yee Lin Barr - Debbie Yearsley - Rebecca Hall

Macduff : Sharon Percival - Jane Kent Williams - Jo Thompson

Sally Hubble - Sarah Toogood

Seyton : Lorna Tenconi - Amanda Palmer

Director : Luke Dixon
Design Associate : Joanie Magill
Music Associate : David Baird
Voice Coach : Clare Davidson
Make Up  : Sabina Ulrich
Dramaturg  : Birte Twisselmann
Administrator : Liz Turner

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