British Black and Asian Shakespeare Performance Database
Macbeth (2007): West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
CAST INCLUDED: Michelle Fairley (Lady Macbeth); David Westhead (Macbeth).
This production ran from 28 February - 24 March 2007, according to Theatre Record.
"In Leeds, there are lots of things to commend Ian Brown's revival of Macbeth - but alas they don't include David Westhead's central performance....Assisted by Guy Hoare's shadowy lighting-design and Ruari Murchison's imposing set, Brown keeps the nightmare moving along apace, but how one wishes, as he did with Christopher Eccleston for his Hamlet, that he'd found an edgier lead." ~ Dominic Cavendish, Daily Telegraph, 12 March 2007
"Ian Brown's production will send you out thinking: did Macbeth always dream of being king? The way David Westhead plays him, it isn't clear....Still, this is a strong, clear production, ideal for introducing people to the play. On the whole, I mean that as a compliment." ~ John Peter, Sunday Times: Culture, 11 March 2007
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