|Play dates||17 June 2009|
Staging “Macbeth” was an adventure. There had not been a drama production like this at Cobbenhagen for many years and none of the people involved had much experience in this area – they all learned quickly.
The script went through many revisions, actors struggled to remember their lines. But rehearsals were always a source of great fun and laughter (and not only because of ‘bloopers’) and all aspects of the production, from folding programme leaflets and selling tickets to gathering costumes and props was done collectively. In spite of a ‘classic’ failure of a dress rehearsal, hopes for the performance were high and they were more than met. “Macbeth” kicked off a new theatrical tradition and is fondly remembered by cast and crew.
Macbeth, a succesful general in the Scottish army, receives a mysterious prophecy from three witches: they predict that he will become king. Spurred on by his wife, Lady Macbeth, Macbeth decides to give fate a little hand when King Duncan comes to stay at his castle: he murders the king in his sleep.
Because the king's own sons are suspected of the murder, the crown falls to Macbeth. From then on, however, he begins to see conspiracies against him everywhere and a deep feeling of guilt drives both him and Lady Macbeth slowly mad.
|Lady Macbeth||Alina Mogutchikh|
|The Three Witches||Jodi van Nunen, Manon Prince, Lieke van der Steen|
|Banquo||Filip van der Loo|
|Malcolm||Harry van Roestel|
|The Noblemen||Kübra Korkmaz, Ilona van de Linden, Tom van Bommel|
|Anne Hathaway, reporter||Aniek van Houtum|
|Newsreader / Nurse||Milan Hanckmann|
|Attendant / Lady Macduff||Marloes van de Bersselaar|
|First Murderer||Gerard van Roestel|
|Doctor / Second Murderer||Erik van Oosten|
|Banquet guests||Jessica Faesen, Rowan Snelders, Suzan Wilborts|
|Make-up lady||Fabian Schoenmakers|
|Direction||Thessa van Aerde, Ad Bruynzeels|
|Light and sound||Sven Jacobs|
|Decor en costumes||Ton Sips|
|Grime||Fabian Schoenmakers, Janine van Oers|
|Production||Sonny Mathura, Thessa van Aerde|