Kerri @ www.hivehousefilms.com from London,
I DARE DO ALL THAT MAY BECOME A MAN
Go see it! Talk to those that have seen it! And relish in theatre at it's best. A post-apocalyptic, gritty vision of the greed and violence of man/woman. A captivating performance by each and every cast member. The sheer energy and force to deliver this every day must be recognised and applauded. The visual FX and art direction choices didn't distract, they added to the horror, self-realisation and journey that Macbeth and Lady Macbeth partake. Go, be a part of it. Question yourself and please please do not complain about the seating, heating or audience placement. Think of when an audience stood in the cold elizabethan theatres. Where there were none of the spoils and luxuries of today. You couldn't sit there eating a packet of maltesers for the first ten minutes! (That goes out to the man in row B!) And don't take pictures of the cast out for a drink afterwards. They've consumed, lived and walked a ravenous character for 3 hours! Buy them a drink and walk away!!!
Janette from Edinburgh
An enjoyable version of MacBeth, if a bit bloody. Being a scot i welcomed the grittiness the accent added to the character. We met James after the show, he couldn't have been nicer. What a decent guy. Know exactly the pub he drinks in after the show, wouldn't dream of disturbing him having a well earned pint, the show is very physical from the start.
Jim & Christine from London,
Went to see Macbeth on Saturday evening.Absolutely loved the play and the adaptation. We came out exhausted as if we had been through the wars ( in a good way ).Don't know how the cast are still standing after that. All of the cast were fantastic with a special mention of Lady Macbeth , Mcduff and of course Macbeth, played by James Macavoy,absolutely first class acting. Just a little mention about afterwards. We also saw some of the cast in a pub afterwards, including Mr Macavoy. We didnt impose and asked at the right time (when James was at the bar,)if when it was suitable could we please have some pictures taken.Not a problem, James Macavoy and some of the other cast came over for photos and signed programmes,absolutely brilliant.Really nice guy as were all the other cast members.
Ian Saxton from West Sussex, UK
What's Bad 1). I lost 50% of the dialogue due to the Scottish accents affected by all the cast, not helped by the Witches having to wear gasmasks. 2). The upper sections of the auditorium became intolerably hot by the end of Act 1 and made the atmosphere soporific. I gather the management are aware but can do nothing about it until an improved air-con system is installed. 3). I disliked part of the audience sitting at the back of the stage looking out towards the main auditorium as they were so well lit I found myself too often watching their reactions especially when two of them fell asleep. What's Good: Well acted - especially Macduff. Clever set and soundtrack.
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