ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Replaying Macbeth (Ray Sutton)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

In this performance, Ray Sutton blended lecturing tactics with selected soliloquies from Macbeth, in an endeavour to expose distinct interpretations of the play in 18th century stagecraft. Discussions of costumes, speech and actors armed the audience with information which would be hard to find elsewhere, or at least not to the same effect, accompanied as it was by Sutton’s live re-interpretation of the baroque styles. Though this was indeed an hour well spent, the performance did seem a bit too weighty on the informative side, and correspondingly scant in terms of re-enactments. Perhaps not of much interest to the average theatre-goer, it is nonetheless highly recommended to those keen on historical aspects of the dramatic arts, or erudite Shakespeare geeks.

Paradise In The Vault, 23 – 27 Aug, 12.15pm (1.15pm), £5.00 – £6.00, fpp292.
tw rating 3/5