We had to see this production, even if that meant flying to New York and staying in an over priced hotel.
It had received great reviews at the donmar in London; then great reviews when it transferred to Brooklyn (but it was sold out) so when it moved to Broadway, we bit the bullet and bought the tickets.
It was worth the expense – a fantastic production. Modern dress, but not fully – more a generic military era. Great staging – especially the opening scene and the ghost scene when Banquo appears at the dinner table. Repeating the scene to start the scond half was initially jarring, until you realised that it was from a different point of view. It worked really well.
The cast was uniformly excellent and Patrick Stewart is still sexy and powerful.


About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
This entry was posted in 2008, Donmar Warehouse, New York. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Macbeth

  1. Keith says:

    Yes, wow. Stratford has guts doing a version 2009 – particularly after their last pathetic effort at it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s