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The Bunker Trilogy – Macbeth (Jethro Compton)

By | Published on Sunday 4 August 2013

When shall we meet again? Hopefully very soon. Jethro Compton’s interpretation of ‘Macbeth’ is accessible, moving and inventive. The backdrop of World War I lends itself incredibly well to Shakespeare’s work; and the decision to make Lady Macbeth (Serena Manteghi) a delicate but deranged sweetheart haunting the fractured psyche of soldier Macbeth (Sam Donnelly) is inspired. The oppressively realistic bunker the audience watch the action unfold in evokes the true desolation of war, too. Part of Compton’s series of plays set in this era at the Fringe this year, the excellence of this production has left me eager to check out the rest. A strong concept brought to life by a strong cast – a real delight to see brought to life.

C nova, until 26 Aug, 10.00pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Melissa Steel]