21 November 2013

Who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?

The trailer for the National Theatre production of Macbeth by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, featuring Branagh as Macbeth and Alex Kingston as Lady Macbeth - seen last night at the Lighthouse Cuba here in Wellington. The performances were as strong as expected, and the staging in the deconsecrated St Peter's Church in Manchester was excellent, making full use of the nave, which was filled with clingy, rain-moistened turf. All the better to soak up the blood, I expect, particularly that of the cast-member who was reportedly struck by Branagh's sword and sent to hospital after one performance.

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