The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

September 7, 8, 9 & 13, 14 & 15, 2000


by William Shakespeare

Directed by
Tony Brownings

2000 BHAC Full Length Drama Competition
– Adjudicator’s Award for Best Ensemble Production : played as a united company, listening and reacting throughout, and concentrating on the main plot, which contributed to the final success of their production

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“Gripping performances ”
– Shoreham Herald –


Jo Hopper – Weird Sister

Katie Szeless – Weird Sister

Hannah Collis – Weird Sister

David Goodger – Duncan [King of Scotland]

Adrian Kenward – Malcolm [his son]

Tom Griffiths – Donalbain [his son]

Peter Thompson – Lennox [Noble Thane of Scotland]

Hugh Hemmings – Angus [Noble Thane of Scotland]

Derek Fraser – Ross [Noble Thane of Scotland]

Rols Ham-Riche – Seyton

Bob Ryder – Macbeth [General in King Duncan’s army]

David Creedon – Banquo [General in King Duncan’s army]

John Garland – Macduff [Noble Thane of Scotland]

Judith Berrill – Lady Macbeth

Stuart Isaac – Fleance [son of Banquo]

Ron Newman – Old Man / Doctor

Ralph Dawes – First Murderer

Jasper Astle – Second Murderer

Hazel Starns – Lady Macduff

Christopher Brownings – Macduff’s Son

Jane Richards – Gentlewoman

David Goodger – Siward

Tom Griffiths – Young Siward

Production Crew

Assistant DirectorPeter Thompson

Stage ManagerDave Comber

Stage ManagerDave Collis

ASMJean Porter

LightingMike Medway

SoundSimon Snelling

Set ConstructionDave Comber

Set ConstructionDave Collis

Set ConstructionBrian Box

Set ConstructionMike Davy

Set PaintingSheila Neesham

Set PaintingFrances Thorne

PropertiesSue Whittaker

PropertiesMargaret Davy

Costume Co-ordinatorSheila Neesham

Press & PublicityRosemary Bouchy

Press & PublicityRosemary Brown

Press & PublicityFrances Thorne

Press & PublicityAdrian Kenward

Press & PublicityJudith Berrill

Front of House ManagerDavid Pierce

Front of House ManagerLucien Bouchy

Front of House ManagerPeter Harrison

Front of House ManagerTony Muzzall

Box OfficeMargaret Murrell

Programme Note #1: Macbeth

“Well, what is Wick’s Macbeth going to be all about?” wrote Director Tony Brownings. “There is no single ‘right’ way of thinking about or performing Macbeth. It has been hugely popular for almost four hundred years and has been performed many thousands of times in very different versions. Millions of words have been written about it since Shakespeare’s time. It is impossible to reach a final answer to the question ‘what is Macbeth all about?’, because the play works on so many different levels. A multitude of interpretations are possible – all with a claim to truth. The play is a kaleidoscope. Every time it is performed or read it reveals different shapes, patterns, meanings and interpretations.

Our Macbeth will be a play that is accessible to all that see it. A fast moving action packed murder story. For those who want to see more, I hope they will find a study of a murderous mind. A play of social and political realism and a play of illusions, showing the effect on human beings of the mysterious or supernatural.

I have been working with Richard Porter, Dave Comber and Mike Medway on the staging and feel to, our production and we have come up with, what we think is an exciting and innovative setting.”

One aim is to give you an historical thriller, delving deep into a murderer’s mind. It will be a play of illusions and symbolism – but above all a tragedy. The ambition of two people resulting in despair and death ….. have a good evening!”