1918: War has been raging for 4 years and Macbeth is beginning to unravel. In the horror of war, the dead hath murdered his sleep. The guns have taken his peace and ravaged his mind. The lines between reality and fantasy are becoming blurred. He’s lost faith in the absolutes of good and evil.
When he leaves the Western Front– madness will follow him home.
All hail Macbeth: the story of Shakespeare's tragic soldier explored through the prism of PTSD on the bloody battlefields of WW1.
This is the third production in Ceridwen Theatre Company’s Centenary Cycle. Other plays in the cycle include the critically acclaimed Mametz Wood & Hell Was Passchendaele
Directed by Vivien Jones
With thanks to Wild Edric Media (trailer production and direction), Dan Keane (fight director) and the Albany Theatre.
"fully rounded characters and engrossing realities" The Stage
"a powerful night at the theatre" A Younger Theatre
"a beautifully crafted piece of storytelling" Female Arts
Reviews of previous work
After growing up in the Isle of Man and having a brief flirtation with a military career, John trained at East 15 Acting School. He is a co-founder of Laika Theatre with whom he is currently developing several projects. Credits include: Theatre: Mikey in Substance (Sunday's Child Theatre), Archibald in The Hawke Papers (Produced Moon), Jason in Eden Gate (Produced Moon), Lothar in Kick the Tin (Laika Theatre). Site specific: Waiter in Absent (dreamthinkspeak). Radio: SAS Technician in Kane
Helena is from North Wales and trained at East 15 Acting School. As a co-founder of Ceridwen Theatre Company Helena has worked on many of our productions and we're thrilled to have her back again! Credits include: Theatre: Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Here to There Productions), Lewis in Hell Was Passchendaele (Ceridwen Theatre Company), Mermaid in Mermaid (Here to There Productions), Claire in Waiting to be Saved (Spaniel in the Works) Film: Swimming (Robot Haus Productions).
Oliver trained at East 15 Acting School & National Youth Theatre. He is thrilled to return to Ceridwen after previously performing in 'Mametz Wood' at the National Museum of Wales & 'What Remains of Richard?' at Bosworth Battlefield for Richard III reinterment. Credits include: A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest (Glastonbury Festival) Julius Caesar, Troilus and Cressida, As You Like It and Much Ado' About Nothing (Rainbow Shakespeare) Cinderella, Dick Whittington (Lyric Hammersmith)
John is from North Wales and trained at Glyndwr University. Credits include: Twelfth Night & A Midsummer Night's Dream (Rain or Shine), The Magic Castle (Chaplins Pantos), Medea (Crystalise Theatre), Pinocchio (M&M Theatrical Productions). John has previously worked with Ceridwen Theatre in their two part production “Death Shall Have No Dominion” at the 2014 Edinburgh fringe. He is very excited to be working with the company again.
Originally from Manchester, Gemma trained at Glyndwr University & now resides in Warwickshire. Credits Include: Theatre: The Vortex, Little Shop of Horrors, Godspell, Collaborators (Loft Theatre), Whose Life is it Anyway (Talisman Theatre), Cinderella (United Theatre Company) Site Specific: The Victorian Victim (Events from History), Hell was Passchendaele, What Remains of Richard (Ceridwen Theatre) Gemma is delighted to return to Ceridwen & looks forward to the challenges of a WW1 Macbeth.
We are delighted to partner once again with Wild Edric Media who have produced the trailer above.
Wild Edric Media make beautiful bespoke theatrical trailers, short films, promo videos and showreels.
They also design and operate lighting and sound for theatrical productions as well as offering live streaming video services.
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