Macbeth, gripping and intense!
04 May 2012 | Macbeth, gripping and intense!
Directed by Guest Director Andrew Hale and Mrs Lucy Felstead, the performance was gripping, intense and very physical, with outstanding performances by the entire Year 11 cast.
A second performance will be held tonight at 7.30pm in the DLD. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ggs.wa.edu.au or at the door, at $12 for adults and $10 for students or concession card holders.
Macbeth is a startling portrayal of the effects of betrayal and vaulting ambition in a man who is deeply flawed, listening to three witches on the heath and urged on by his equally ambitious wife lady Macbeth. He kills King Duncan and takes his place, but rules like a tyrant. We watch in horror as he grapples with the shocking consequences of having killed a king, his best friend Banquo, Lady Macduff and her children. Macbeth spirals out of control with each murder becoming more and more clumsy, guilt ridden to the core. The once steely Lady Macbeth becomes a shadow of her former self, sleep walking revealing to the nurse and doctor her own guilt that she cannot wash out. A gripping play that speaks to us four hundred years later of the dreadful consequences of political corruption and individual greed.