Doncaster set to enjoy a madcap Macbeth adventure

All the drama, intrigue and madness of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is created by just two actors bringing to life more than 30 characters on stage in Doncaster.

And all in just 80 high-octane minutes!

Touring company Out of Chaos visited Cast in October 2013 with their show Unmythable.

Three actors played multiple roles, taking audiences on an unforgettable journey through ther highlights of Greek mythology.

Paul O’Mahony has performed Shakespeare around the world with many companies, including the RSC.

He is joined on stage by Troels Hagen Findsen, a Danish actor based in Copenhagen, who has performed alongside Paul in all Out of Chaos’ previous productions.

Paul said: ‘This is the greatest challenge we’ve taken on.

“Macbeth is an enormous story: full of action, intrigue, horror and fascinating relationships.

“And we are going to deliver that with our two bodies and our two voices, plus some brilliant original music and lighting.

“Troels and I are going to sweat like never before!’

Troels acts Shakespeare for the second time, after a celebrated performance in a critically-acclaimed production of Hamlet in Toronto.

He said: “Learning verse in a foreign language is the easy part. It’s making sense of it in the depths of your imagination that takes time.

“It’s a challenge I relish and I know that performing with Paul will always lead to something exciting.

“Out of Chaos are the perfect company to take on this mad idea, giving the audience a great night out whilst also doing justice to the play.”

Director Mike Tweddle added: “People often ask: ‘why a two-man Macbeth? The first line of the play is ‘When shall we three meet again?’ It’s surely going to be difficult!’

“We say: come and find out. This will be one of the most exciting, entertaining and eventful evenings you could spend with William Shakespeare.”

The show is at Cast next Friday, February 26, with perofrmances taking place at 1.30pm and 7.45pm.

Tickets are available on 01302 303 959 or by visiting castindoncaster.com.

Meanwhile, over at Barnsley Civic, French circus company Circa Tsuica presentsthe UK premiere of Opus 7, “an unruly blend of daredevil acrobatics and ripping brass rhythms”.

Joining the circus on stage will be Barnsley Town Concert Band and The Frumptarn Guggan Band.

The show is an hour of non-stop beats, risk-taking circus tricks and quirky humour where the performers never drop a note and the audience gets to join in the party as well next Friday and Saturday.

Box office: call 01226 327000 or go online at www.barnsleycivic.co.uk