Read more about the article REVIEW: The Tragedy of Macbeth, Almeida (2021)
James McArdle as Macbeth and Saoirse Ronan as Lady Macbeth

REVIEW: The Tragedy of Macbeth, Almeida (2021)

What Yaël Farber has constructed is a Macbeth full of action and visual, visceral excitement. Still moments are rare as there is almost always something to watch.  Along with the audience are the three Weird Sisters (Diane Fletcher, Valerie Lilley and Maureen Hibbert) who watch from the back of the smoky stage throughout the play when they are not speaking their ominously accurate predictions.  The programme explains that the histories of the Wyrd sisters "are a reformed patchwork of myths and narratives…. who hold all destinies in their hands."

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James McArdle as Macbeth and Saoirse Ronan as Lady Macbeth

NEWS: The Tragedy of Macbeth at the Almeida
from 1st October 2021 with James McArdle and Saoirse Ronan

Yaël Farber directs the Scottish play at the Almeida James McArdle ans Saoirse Ronan (Photo: Sebastian Nevois) THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH by William Shakespeare Directed by Yaël Farber Friday 1…

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Cast in The Crucible (Photo Johan Persson)

Review: The Crucible, Old Vic (2014)

The South African born director Yael Farber, after an award winning Mies Julie brings her dark touch to Arthur Miller's iconic play about prejudice, politics and hysteria The Crucible. Set in the 17th century in Salem, the witch trials were a matter of record, probably driven by greed for land confiscated from witches but as Miller was writing he was thinking about the trials in twentieth century America, the witch hunt for Communists that were instigated by Senator McCarthy.

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