Macbeth, Young Vic

Members of the cast of Macbeth. Photo by Richard Hubert Smith. (4)Events have overtaken this Macbeth, dramatically heightening its queasy topicality. Not just brutal beheadings and torture, but the cost and collateral damage of conflict without end, and the scourge of a tyrant slaughtering his own people, strike one anew in the wake of recent debate. Carrie Cracknell’s interpretative, modern-dress production traps us in a military underground bunker, drained of light and colour – a Hell as acutely psychological as it is physical. Not for nothing does the doomed Macbeth fear the “diseased mind”.

Read my full theartsdesk review here

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2 Responses to Macbeth, Young Vic

  1. Miss Bicknell says:

    I love reading your reviews, they make me think of the play all over again, often in a far more eloquent way! xxx

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