by William Shakespeare

Performed: Apr 2022

Director: Sarah Gray/Mark Burridge

Artwork for Macbeth 2022
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Our production of Macbeth originally scheduled for last autumn had to be postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.  This is a great sadness to us as it was intended to mark an important event.  RoughCast turned 20 last year and putting on Macbeth would have brought us full circle as it was the first play we performed.  Because of other commitments, it has had to be delayed until this spring.


“Light thickens,  

And the crow makes wing to the rooky wood. 

Good things of day begin to droop and drowse; 

While night’s black agents to their preys do rouse.” 


Scottish general Macbeth fresh from his greatest and bloodiest triumph receives a prophecy from three witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne. Wracked with guilt and paranoia he hangs on to his throne until the bitter and bloody end. RoughCast return, bringing their trademark clear and fast-paced story-telling to Shakespeare’s most gothic and gory tragedy.