Gap II production – September 2016
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Amanda Crewes
All hail the King-Pin!
The Scottish play is reimagined in the hot-bloodied, back-stabbing halls of Scotland Senior High School. This classic tale of murder and ambition lends itself to a fast-paced action-movie style, and director Amanda Crewes is seizing this opportunity to use the violence and action to serve as a counter-point to reveal a more vulnerable and human side of the titular character and his Lady M.
“Delving into such controversial subjects as substance abuse, teenage sexuality, personality disorders, and mental illness Macbeth exposes audiences to the level of risk these kids live with on a daily basis and its disastrous effects.
“This Macbeth has an Underbelly quality, presenting a life that we don’t normally see and that most people would like to pretend does not exist.
‘Drugs, gangs and weapons can be quite seductive to a young impressionable mind. This version of Macbeth introduces audiences to a world where the stakes are so high for these students, that antisocial choices and behaviours are the only way that they will get to experience what they believe is the essence of ‘normal’.’