Macbeth

(Past Show:- October 2021)

Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill?

What changes a man from being his country’s hero to its most loathed and dreaded murderer? Ambition? Sorcery? Fate – or simply innate evil?

One of Shakespeare’s most perfectly crafted plays explores one man’s terrifying descent to tyranny. The Gallery Studio Theatre brought you close to the man and his mania in a brutal and violent age.

Brian Theodore Ralph directed his first play with Gallery Players. Brian is a hugely experienced theatre actor, director and educator who has spent most of his life working in the theatre and in associated media. He spent many years at The Wolsey theatre as leading actor and director, from its opening in 1979 until the early 90s. He subsequently became Programme leader of Performing Arts and Music at Suffolk New College, where he directed many Shakespeare productions. Brian assembled an exciting ensemble of the finest local actors and creatives for the project, including Thomas Haigh and Charlotte Curtis as Lord and Lady Macbeth.

‘For many, the name Macbeth is synonymous with evil and tyranny. But what does Lady Macbeth say when she learns from Macbeth that the ‘weird sisters’ have hailed him …‘Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter.’ She considers his nature to be…… “too full o’ the milk of human kindness….” he is… “not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it”. So what happens, and why and with what consequences? I am so excited to be working with this amazing company and to exploring these extraordinary characters and the chain of events that lead to the play’s tragic conclusion’

The production was performed in the intense cockpit atmosphere of The Gallery Studio Theatre. The atmosphere enhanced by Alfie Harries’ music, played live at each performance.

When and Where?

Dates. 25th to 30th October 2021


The Gallery Studio Theatre,
St. Georges Street,
Ipswich,
Suffolk,
IP1 3NF