(TORONTO, ON) – Coming to selected Cineplex Odeon theatres theatres on March 18 will be Stratford’s production of Macbeth. Theatre on the screen, so to speak, and you’ll certainly get your money’s worth.
You’ll heartily enjoy the production despite any unfamiliarity you have with Shakespeare.
Shakespeare is not the easiest to read, but concentrate and you’ll be presented with a plot full of treachery, murder, vanity, jealously, remorse, and tragedy. And, if that is not sufficient, add on superb acting all round.
The set matches the darkness of the tale and the sporadic intervention of witches.
Ian Lake as Macbeth is superb in portraying the various emotional states of Macbeth, whether it is his greed, treachery, guilt, or defiance.
Krystin Pellerin as Lady Macbeth is a perfect foil to Lake, bearing a deep streak of ambition, cruelty, ruthlessness and, finally, a complete mental crash up.
Macduff (Michael Blake) is also magnificent, full of anger and vengeance.
I will not review the plot and ruin your enjoyment of the production. Pay attention to the witches and marvel at the emotional ranges of the performances and you will be well rewarded.
And as they say, poetic justice is served.