Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble …
Loyal military commander Macbeth is consumed with ambition after three mysterious figures tell him he will become King of Scotland. Urged on by his ruthless wife, he embarks on a bloody course to achieve his aim. But the prophecy is not all that it seems...
It will have blood, they say; blood will have blood.
Stones have been known to move and trees to speak;
Augurs and understood relations have
By maggot-pies and choughs, and rooks brought forth
The secret’st man of blood.
Shakespeare's tragedy explores the way a single act of treachery enmeshes the couple in a web of murder, deceit and ultimate regret.
With live music and spectacular stage effects, the Abbey Shakespeare Players' 32nd annual production made the most of the atmospheric backdrop of the St Dogmaels Abbey ruins.
|Duncan, King of Scotland
|Malcolm, his elder son
|Donalbain, his younger son
|Macbeth, Thane of Glamis
|Lady Macbeth, his wife
|Banquo, Thane of Lochaber
|Fleance, his son
|Macduff, Thane of Fife
|Lady Macduff, his wife
|Lennox, nobleman of Scotland
|Ross, nobleman of Scotland
|Menteith, nobleman of Scotland
|Angus, nobleman of Scotland
|Hecate, Goddess of Witchcraft
|Visions, Attendants, Soldiers
|Members of the company
|Eric Sheldon, Giles Dawson
|Baritone saxophone/Bass clarinet
|Dan Webster, Oliver Llewellyn-Smith, Ann Christys
|Members of the cast
|Lighting Design & Technical Director
|Dominic Hargreaves, Jerry Ross
|Ann Shepherd, Penny Miltiadou
|Daniel Clatworthy & Amy Levene
|Front of House
|Jane Hall, Janet Paynter
|Robert Fitzmartin & Henry VIII