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Shakespeare’s Macbeth set in a post apocalyptic Britain

MacbethDevil You Know Theatre Company presents a thrilling new version of one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies, charting the bloody rise and downfall of the legendary warrior Macbeth.

Set in a future dystopian world after a global nuclear apocalypse where civilisation and technology has been obliterated. Life has restarted but society and humanity have reverted. Survivors have forged weapons and primitive forts from scavaging what is left and face a daily fight for survival. This brutal landscape presents an evocative setting for one of Shakespeare’s most violent and chillingly evil plays.

Macbeth, directed by Paul Tomlinson, plays The CLF Theatre in The Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, London SE15 from Tuesday October 31 – Saturday November 18.

Cast:
Henry Proffit (Macbeth)
Trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and was a Spotlight Prize nominee 2011. Theatre: Great Expectations (York Theatre Royal), Kindertransport (No1 UK tour), A Dance of Death (Finborugh Theatre), Candida (English Theatre of Hamburg), Romeo and Juliet (UK/European tour), The Importance of Being Ernest (UK Tour), Macbeth (UK tour). TV: The Eltham Reality Boys (BBC Pilot). Film: What Manner of Men (Black Ant Films), The Men of Waterloo (Jack In the Box Films), The Man in the Trench Coat (Black Ant Films).

Guy Dennys (Malcolm)
Guy has just graduated from Cygnet Theatre. This is his professional debut.

James Duffy (Donalbain)
A recent graduate from Birmingham School of Acting. Theatre: Twelfth Knight (Shooting Stars Theatre Company tour), The Street of Crocodiles (Odry Theatre, Budapest).

Jared Fortune (Macduff)
Theatre credits include The Diary of Anne Frank (The Broadway Theatre), The Odyssey (Outright Corn Productions), Rope (Stage Circle Productions), Proof (Stage Circle Productions). TV: Guerilla (Sky Atlantic). Film: Family Royal (Hallmark), Off Piste (Jack In the Box Films), Noble Claim (Jack in the Box Films), What Manner of Men (Black Ant Films).

James Pearse (King Duncan, Old Man, and Doctor)
Theatre: Henry VIII (RSC), The Crucible (RSC), Measure for measure (Plymouth Theatre Royal), Hamlet (National Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Manchester Royal Exchange), Treasure (Finborough Theatre), Simon Is a London Lad (Rose Theatre Bankside), The Taming of The Shrew (Sailsbury Playhouse), Criminal Acts (Haymarket Theatre Basingstoke). TV: Dr Who (BBC), Doctors (BBC), Inspector Lynley Mysteries (BBC), Rose and Maloney (ITV), EastEnders (BBC), Hutton Inquiry (SKY), Bunny Town (Disney Channel).

Tony Portacio (Ross)
Trained at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Theatre: Merchant of Venice (Manchester Royal Exchange), Taming of the Shrew (Theatre Set Up), Winter’s Tale (Theatre Set Up). TV: Outnumbered (BBC), The Bill (ITV), Honest Decent and True (BBC) The Chief (Anglia Television). Film: Brazil (starring Robert De Niro), Troilus and Cressida (BBC Film).

Jake Sullivan (Angus, The Bleeding Sergeant, First Murderer)
Jake has just graduated from Cygnet Theatre. Awards in training: Sir John Gielgud Charitable Trust Bursary, he was nominated for the Spotlight Prize 2017. This is Jake’s professional debut.

Further casting to be announced.

LISTINGS INFORMATION
MACBETH
BUSSEY BUILDING
The CLF Theatre
133 Rye Lane, Peckham,
London SE15 4ST
Tuesday 31 October – Saturday 18 November 2017
Press night Thursday 2 November at 7.30pm
Running time 2 hrs: 20 (incl interval)
www.macbeth-busseybuilding.co.uk

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