REVIEW: Macbeth | Class Act Theatre

And so opens a new production of Macbeth, this time presented by Class Act Theatre at Subiaco Arts Centre’s studio, directed by Stephen Lee and starring Rhoda Lopez as Lady Macbeth and Nick Maclaine in the title role.

Lee has chosen to bring the Scottish play forward to present day, to equip the entire cast with mobiles and other various gadgets, and dress them up in business attire. ‘Blood will have blood’, doesn’t seem at all unusual in this modern setting; we are forever finding ways to inure ourselves to violence, even as we decry it. Shows like C.S.I.,DexterHannibal – the spirit of which the director references – are proof that our lust for tales of blood and intrigue haven’t been left somewhere in Elizabeth’s court.

Read the full review here.