Kip Williams re-imagining of Shakepeare's Macbeth puts the audience where the actors normally belong. Starring Hugo Weaving as Macbeth, Melita Jurisic as Lady Macbeth and Robert Menzies, Eden Falk, John Gaden, Kate Box and Paula Arundell. All photos by Brett Boardman.
Sydney Theatre Company has collaborated with the Australian Defence Force to create a remarkable new piece of theatre. British director Stephen Rayne and Australian writer Daniel Keene have developed a work which illuminates the challenges of the return to everyday life of servicemen and women many of whom work here alongside professional actors as part of a broader rehabilitation program that will assist their recovery.
Michael Frayn’s comic masterpiece reveals the goings-on as a Z-list touring theatre company attempts to mount the somewhat dire bedroom farce, Nothing On. Jonathan Biggins directs a cast led by Marcus Graham as the despotic director, and including Genevieve Lemon, Tracy Mann and Ron Haddrick. Behind the pratfalls and missed cues is a craft so precise you never know where reality ends and the play begins.