30 Jan to 6 Mar 2021
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne - Southern Cross Lawn
Past Show

The Happiest Marriage in Shakespeare!

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The Macbeths are back with their unparalleled thirst for the ultimate power of the throne.

“Their passion foreach other is absolute in every way, as much metaphysical as erotic. The lust for power fuses with mutual desire and enhances the turbulence”

A stunning mix of minds games and manipulation, sparked by the prophesies of three witches that Macbeth encounters on the heath as he returns from war, triggers his burning ambition which in turn ignites an inferno in his wife to inspire him to kill for the crown.

Invading armies, blood, dark magic, sabotage, power, storms and ghosts of our pasts. Take all the spirits of those who have strived for power and relentlessly fought for control, this, is the story of Macbeth.

Macbeth is widely known to be a play about the politics of Scotland and a monarch under threat during a moment of evolution. The play as distant as it may be from our world today reflects, the ever- ever-changing dynamics of current political situations.

William Shakespeare’s shortest but most relentless tragedy illustrates a different way of life from what society is currently accustomed to, but reflects deeply on our modern world.

“Macbeth, accusing himself of poor malice or inadequate slaughter, rouses himself to an apocalyptic ambition to tear apart the universe itself, destroying this world and the world to come."

 

Show Capacities
Due to COVID density limits, tickets to our performances are limited and may sell out quickly.

A Reserve Package

On arrival at the venue, you’ll be given a souvenir programme (subject to availability) and shown to your own Premium Reserved seating area with personalised low rise chair under the stars. Once you’re settled, head to the bar pre-show to pick up your complimentary red, white, or sparkling wine to enjoy during the performance. During the interval, or whenever you please, you’ll have the opportunity to take pleasure in your complimentary tea, coffee or hot chocolate.

A Reserve Ticketholders
A Reserve seats are set up prior to doors opening. If you have separate bookings that you would like to be seated together, please email us at boxoffice@shakespeareaustralia.com.au with your order numbers prior to your performance date.

Cast

MACBETH: Nathaniel Dean
LADY MACBETH:
Alison Whyte
DUNCAN/DOCTOR:
Dion Mills
MALCOM:
Anna Burgess
DONALBAIN:
Mitchell Wills
MACDUFF:
Syd Brisbane
LADY MACDUFF: Elisabeth Brennan
BANQUO:
Hugh Sexton
WITCH ONE/SEYTON:
Annabelle Tudor
WITCH TWO/GENTLEWOMAN ONE:
Madeleine Mason
WITCH THREE:
Claire Nicholls
PORTER:
Kevin Hopkins
LENNOX:
Dennis Manahan
ROSSE:
Tony Rive
SERGEANT:
Andrew Cullimore
FIRST MURDERER:
Ryan Hawke
SECOND MURDERER:
Patrick Shnur
THIRD MURDERER/YOUNG SIWARD:
Charlie Mycroft
GENTLEWOMAN TWO:
Madeleine Somers
MACDUFF'S CHILD:
Claire Duncan

DIRECTOR: Glenn Elston
SOUND DESIGN:
Paul Norton
COSTUME DESIGN:
Karla Erenbots
FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY:
Charlie Mycroft
STAGE MANAGER:
Emily Carter
PRODUCTION MANAGER
Peter Amesbury
SOUND OPERATOR:
Andrew Nielsen
MARKETING:
Michelle Cheung
PUBLICITY:
Romina Favero

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Dates

30 Jan to 6 Mar 2021

Venue

Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne - Southern Cross Lawn

100 Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne 3000

Gates open 2 hours prior to the performance start time

Ticket Prices

General Admission - $20 to $59 A Reserve - $40 to $99

Running Time

2 Hours 30 Mins

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Programs during our 2021 season are being posted as PDFs on our website and may not be available onsite.

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Your safety is very important to us. We have enhanced health and hygiene methods in place, following Victorian and NSW government guidelines and expert public health advice.

Our team is hard at work to ensure we are able to welcome you to our COVID Normal events this summer!

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Ticket Exchanges

You can exchange your tickets up to 3 hours prior to the performance time. You can do it online or call our box office team on 03 8676 7511. There is no charge for ticket exchanges.

Please don’t visit if you feel unwell, have experienced any cold or flu like symptoms in the past 14 days, are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, or have returned from overseas.

If the performance or season can not proceed due to COVID, you will be entitled to a refund, exchange to another production or a life time credit note for use any of our future productions.

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