Shakespeare’s Macbeth opened the 29th season of Bard on the Beach in an intense, classical rendition.
For me, setting As You Like It in 1960s Vancouver felt like the perfect fit for Bard on the Beach. When I think of that time period, I feel an immense connection between The Beatles’ early music and the storyline of the play. The 25 Beatles songs we’ve chosen lend themselves perfectly to this romantic and spiritual story. The transition of The Beatles through the ‘60s is reminiscent of the free-spirited journey of the play’s main characters and the social and cultural evolution of Vancouver during that time. I was also inspired by memories of All-Star Wrestling in the heart of Vancouver – and I realized we could incorporate the laid-back environment of the Okanagan in the ‘60s to represent Shakespeare’s Forest of Arden. – Daryl Cloran
This year’s production of Macbeth features celebrated Canadian actors Ben Carlson as Macbeth and Moya O’Connell as Lady Macbeth. Carlson has been a featured player at the Stratford and Shaw Festivals in Ontario for over two decades and O’Connell returns to Bard on the Beach after spending the last ten seasons at the Shaw Festival.
This was an incredible show, somehow managing to successfully mix humour into this brutal, suspenseful thriller. It was hard-hitting, emotionally potent, and I’m so glad I saw it!
The Cultch is excited to present Nicolas Billon’s Butcher, a Prime Cuts Collective (Vancouver) production running March 20-31 in the Historic Theatre.
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