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#256534 James Mcavoy - Macbeth At Trafalgar Studios

Posted mallardo on 28 February 2013 - 06:38 PM

Saw this today and picking and choosing from remarks already uttered here:

It's still three hours though the programme promises two and a half.  But it didn't feel long.

McAvoy is sensationally good.  Who would have thought he could be such a PHYSICAL actor?

What's the problem people had with Claire Foy?  Too passive?  Not today. Loved her.  The lack of warmth between her and her hubby was, I think, due to Jamie Lloyd's take on their marriage, explained in a programme note.  As he sees it they have recently lost a child and this has put a chill on passion.

Lady Macduff's prolonged death scene was an echo of The Duchess of Malfi's murder.  Jamie Lloyd apparently has a thing for strangulation.

After McAvoy and Foy my favourite actor was Mark Quartley who made more of Malcolm than I thought was there.

Jamie Lloyd's production was amazing in every detail.  Why are people so down on him?

The stage seats are great except if you're at the end of a row when they become Obstructed View.

Five pounds for a programme!  Maybe that's what they really mean by Trafalgar Transformed.