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REVIEW: MACBETH (Jack Studio Theatre) ★★★★★

On a barren heath, three strange and malevolent witches tell an ambitious Scottish nobleman, Macbeth, that he is destined to be King of Scotland. Thus begins a series of dreadful events leading to the death of the King, and of Macduff Thane of Fife’s entire family and many more. From ambitious dreams to terrifying nightmares […]

REVIEW: MACBETH (The Courtyard Theatre) ★★★

As a lass with Scottish roots I was very much looking forward to seeing the Bard’s “Scottish play” performed at The Courtyard Theatre by up-and-coming theatre company Prowl Theatre. The company chose to set the action in 2016, with a jeans, sweatshirt and boot-wearing Macbeth who was filled with paranoia and racked with guilt as […]

Macbeth – Lost Theatre

Claiming to strip the story back to the text, David Shopland’s Macbeth also asks us to find the humanity within each character. Witches, birth-strangled babes and prophecies aside, Shakespeare’s Scottish play is about ambition, arrogance and betrayal as the characters stop at nothing to further their own situation. The play is the playground of the […]

Rachel Tucker has Tea With Wilma

West End leading lady Rachel Tucker is best known for playing Elphaba in Wicked the Musical. Two years ago she started a venture with her husband to open a fringe theatre in Penge, South London. I sat down with Rachel at the theatre to talk about how it came to be, their latest production of […]

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