8 - 29 February 2020
Holy Trinity Church, Guildford High Street
Evenings 7.30pm | Matinees 2.30pm
Weds (12, 19, 26 Feb) | Thurs (27 Feb)
Sats (15, 22, 29 Feb)
Post-Show Discussion 20 Feb
Audio Described 29 Feb, 2.30pm
Full £26.50 | Concessions £23.50
Under 16s £16.50 | Family £78 (2 full, 2 under 16)
Previews £18.50 (all adult tickets)
Schools £15 per pupil Contact Education
Student Standby £15 (Mon-Wed, subject to availability with valid ID)
Running Time, including interval:
2 hrs 30 mins (approx.)
"Something wicked this way comes..."
As a bloody war draws to its conclusion, the celebrated warrior Macbeth and his ambitious wife are propelled headfirst into a chilling quest for ultimate power, fuelled by supernatural powers beyond their control.
The war may be over, but the battle for the throne has only just begun...
Shakespeare's supernatural thriller is one of the most popular plays of all time. This brand new production is directed by Charlotte Conquest and designed by Neil Irish, who worked together on our last two celebrated winter seasons Romeo & Juliet and Measure for Measure.
It is seven years since GSC last staged MACBETH, and we're delighted to be back once again in Surrey’s largest Georgian church - Holy Trinity - on Guildford High Street.
This production will be given a contemporary setting, evoking the guerrilla warfare seen in modern conflicts such as those in the Balkans.
RELIVE OUR 2013 PRODUCTION
Meet your Macbeth company...
In the title role of Macbeth, we're thrilled to welcome back JACK WHITAM following acclaimed performances as The Duke/Mariana in Measure for Measure (2019), the title role in King John (2019), Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet (2018) and Demetrius/Flute (Dream 2017) and Proteus (Two Gents 2017). Jack, who has also appeared in five productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company including King Lear, Macbeth and Antony & Cleopatra, most recently played Macduff for The Factory @ Theatre Clwyd.
STELLA TAYLOR makes her GSC debut playing Lady Macbeth. She has most recently completed the UK tour of Jon Brittain’s critically acclaimed Rotterdam, playing Lelani, which toured to Guildford earlier in 2019.
NATHAN IVES-MOIBA plays Macduff. His credits include Our Country’s Good for Out of Joint, My Children My Africa at the Trafalgar Studios, for which he was nominated as Best Supporting Male (Off-West End Awards 2016), and Polly Findlay’s National Theatre production of As You Like It.
Banquo is played by GSC’s actor-manager and co-founder SARAH GOBRAN. Amongst her many roles for GSC, she has played Olivia, Beatrice, Adriana, Hermione, Katherina, Regan, Mistresses Ford and Page, Maria, Titania, Nerissa, Lady Capulet, Luciana, Silvia, Phebe, and the Princess of France.
The Porter and Duncan are played ERIC MACLENNAN. Eric’s extensive career most recently includes Three Sisters at The Almeida and the five-star Summer and Smoke at the Duke of York’s Theatre. He has also appeared in Josie Rourke’s feature film Mary Queen of Scots, the Oscar-winning Darkest Hour and the worldwide blockbuster Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
DAN KRIKLER is Malcolm and Witch, and was most recently seen in Matthew Warchus’ Present Laughter at The Old Vic.
We're delighted to have LUCY PEARSON back with us once again following her triumphs as Juliet in Romeo & Juliet ("I cannot imagine a better Juliet” British Theatre Guide, 2018) and the title role in Alice in Wonderland. A Guildford School of Acting alumni, Lucy plays First Witch, Fleance and Young Macduff.
ANNABELLE TERRY, plays Lady Macduff, Lennox, Donalbain and Witch. Annabelle has extensive Shakespeare credits, including numerous seasons with Creation Theatre in Oxford.
CREATIVE TEAM 2020
CHARLOTTE CONQUEST has been collaborating with GSC since 2009. Her most recent hit with GSC was summer 2019's Twelfth Night. Since then she has been the Associate Director on PRISM, starring Robert Lindsay and Tara Fitzgerald. Charlotte's previous work includes West Yorkshire Playhouse, Hampstead Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath, Exeter Northcott, resident director for The National Theatre and assistant director at the RSC.
NEIL IRISH has designed over 20 shows for GSC, including all of those in 2019. Neil's designs have been seen nationally and international including the Royal Academy of Music, Opera Holland Park, New Zealand Opera, Hong Kong and New York. Neil's set design for our recent production of All's Well That Ends Well was nominated for the 2019 Off-West End Theatre Awards.
MARK DYMOCK's recent lighting designs include One Man, Two Guv'nors (New Wolsey/Nuffield Theatre), regional premieres of Once and Clydebourne Park, as well as numerous shows at The Watermill and Derby Theatres.
MATT EATON has been Sound Designer on 17 GSC's shows. He is also a composer and sound artist, whose work has been heard on Channel 4, BBC Three, Nintendo Games and at The Trafalgar Studios and Jermyn Street Theatre. Matt is currently a Finalist in the Best Sound category for our recent production of All's Well That Ends Well in the 2019 Off-West End Theatre Awards.
PHILIP D'ORLEANS has directed all our fights since 2008. A prolific career includes King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (Warner Bros); Pan (Warner Bros); Titus Andronicus (RSC); The Merry Wives of Windsor, King Lear (Shakespeare’s Globe).
LAURA WESTON is our Movement Director. Laura last worked with GSC in 2017 on our Speigeltent show, The Legend of King Arthur. She is one of the Co-Founders of State of Flux, a physical theatre company.
ANETT BLACK is Associate Designer on Macbeth, and has worked on 14 of our previous shows. She is nominated, with Neil, for our recent production of All's Well That Ends Well was nominated for in the 2019 Off-West End Theatre Awards.
INDIANA LOWN-COLLINS is Associate Director for Macbeth. Indiana is GSC's trainee Assistant Director and Producer, a permanent member of the GSC team.
You can read their full biographies in the Souvenir Programme available at every performance of Macbeth.