JEALOUSY AND GREED – THE STORY OF ALISTAIR MACBETH
Writer/Director: Katherine Fuller
presented by Morepork Theatre Company
at Whitireia Performance Centre, 25-27 Vivian Street, Wellington
From 20 Feb 2013 to 23 Feb 2013
Reviewed by: Caoilinn Hughes;
‘A dark and twisted modern interpretation of Shakespeare's Macbeth.'
Alistair is an ambitious young man who believes he is destined to climb the career ladder. His girlfriend is equally keen for Alistair to be successful, so together they plot the demise of his boss (and father). After the murder takes place, the reality of the situation sinks in and, consumed with guilt, Alistair slowly begins to go mad. At the same time his sister, suspicious of what has been happening, begins to investigate exactly who Alistair's girlfriend is. Just as she gets close to discovering the shocking truth, his girlfriend confesses all. This revelation finally pushes Alistair over the edge with shocking consequences.
‘Jealousy and Greed – the story of Alistair Macbeth' is a dark and twisted modern day interpretation of Shakespeare's Macbeth. It still has many of the characters, themes and well-known lines within it, but drags them into the present with a bang. This means those who know and love the play will still be able to recognise it in its modern form. However it will also appeal to those who would normally be put off by the name ‘Shakespeare' or the difficult language of his plays.
Ambition, jealousy, greed, love, murder, intrigue, betrayal, deceit – all of these elements can be found in the play. If people want a play which will keep them guessing – ‘Jealousy and Greed – the story of Alistair Macbeth' should be just what they are looking for!
‘I can't wait to debut the show at Fringe. I have always wanted to take Macbeth and bring it up to date just to show people that Shakespeare knew exactly what he was talking about over 400 years ago!' (Katherine Fuller – Writer/Director)
‘The good thing about this play is you can still see all the main features of Macbeth. The difference is you don't have to decode all the difficult language to appreciate what is going on.' (Katherine Fuller – Writer/Director)
When: 20th – 23rd February 2013 (8pm performances)
Where: Whitireia Theatre, Vivian Street, Wellington
Booking information: http://www.thetheatre.co.nz/bookings/
Prices: $20 full, $14 concessions, $14 fringe addict, $10 fringe artist
Further information: http://moreporktheatrecompany.wordpress.com/