Production Dates: 1992 & 1993
Directed by: Robert Carlyle
Written by: William Shakespeare
Produced by: Rain Dog Theatre Company
At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is a brave and loyal Thane to King Duncan. After hearing a prophecy that he will become king himself, Macbeth is overcome by ambition and greed. Bolstered by the prophecy and his wife’s encouragement, he kills King Duncan and takes the throne.
Afterwards, Macbeth’s guilt, fear, and paranoia lead him to commit even more murders to secure his power. His confidence in the prophecies eventually leads to his downfall and he is overthrown and killed by those he has wronged.
Macbeth was Rain Dog Theatre Company's third production, also starring Alexander Morton and was equally successful as their first two plays. Robert Carlyle again won the "Best Director" award at the Mayfest Theatre Awards in 1992 for his adaptation of Shakespeare’s most famous play.
Alexander Morton (Macbeth), Joey Cooper, Joyce Falconer, Tommy Flanagan, Paul Hickey, Gilbert Martin, Sandra McNeeley, Gordon Munro, Brian O'Malley, Caroline Paterson, Bill/William Riddoch, Kirsty Yuill
Paper Boat Award as Best Director at 1992 Mayfest Theatre Awards