The Roy Couzens Theatre at Westville Boys’ High School opens its 2015 season and 60th anniversary year with a new production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, directed by Luke Holder. After the runaway success of 2014’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Westville Boys’ presents its annual Shakespearean production with an ambitious staging of the Bard’s final great tragedy. Macbeth runs for a limited season only, from 10 February until 13 February. Matinee performances for all high school learners that study Macbeth as a setwork at school also run concurrently during the day.
Tempted by the prophecies of three mysterious witches, Macbeth’s ambition to be King of Scotland leads him into a nightmarish world of evil, deceit, and murder. Monstrous actions run rampant as he and Lady Macbeth lose themselves to unstoppable drives of savagery and political atrocity. Featuring spectacular swordfight choreography, live music, and stunning visual effects (including an indoor rain machine), this classic tale of power and madness promises to be like nothing audiences have ever seen on the Westville stage.
The terrifying final performance of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth at Westville Boys’ High School takes the form of a formal medieval banquet. If you are looking for an alternative to Valentine’s Day, or simply an excuse to dress up in proper Renaissance clothing, join the cast on Friday 13 February for a 5-course banquet and the final performance of Macbeth – a lusty, passionate and genuinely terrifying homage to the pursuit of power and the violent love that accompanies it. All proceeds from the banquet will be donated to charity.
TICKET PRICE INFORMATION:
Tuesday 10 February 18:00
Wednesday 11 February 18:00
Thursday 12 February 18:00
Tickets are R 50 for adults, and R 30 for scholars
Tuesday 10 February 10:00
Wednesday 11 February 10:00
Thursday 12 February 10:00
All schools’ performances are R20 per learner – discounts apply for block bookings of 50 students or more.
“MY BLOODY VALENTINE” MEDIEVAL BANQUET:
Friday 13 February 18:00 R 300, 00 per head
All patrons are encouraged to dress in appropriate medieval garments!
Bookings are now open at Westville Boys’ High School during break times or e-mail [email protected].