Dunsinane

Dunsinane

By David Greig
Directed by Roxana Silbert

The National Theatre of Scotland presents the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Dunsinane in association with the Royal Lyceum Theatre. 

Macbeth is dead. Under cover of night, an English army has swept through the land, killed the tyrant and taken the seat of power.

Attempting to restore peace and put in place a new ruler, the commanding officer is beset by a brutal guerrilla uprising and simmering discontent amongst his own inexperienced troops. Struggling to grasp the alien customs and politics of this harsh country, he finds himself drawn towards the tyrant's powerful widow in search of someone to share his burden of responsibility.

Increasingly isolated from his own men and Scottish allies alike, his efforts to restore order appear futile as the situation spins out of control. David Greig's exhilarating play is a vision of one man's attempt to restore peace in a country ravaged by war.

David is a multi award-winning Scottish playwright whose play with music Midsummer was a hit of the 2009 Edinburgh Festival. His work is regularly produced by the National Theatre of Scotland with his new version of Peter Pan touring the UK in 2010. His most recent production for the RSC was The American Pilot.

Cast and Credits

The cast of Dunsinane

Gruach - Siobhan Redmond
Siward - Jonny Phillips
Gruach’s Attendant / Hen Girl / Singer - Lisa Hogg
Gruach’s Attendant / Singer - Mairi Morrison
Soldier - Joshua Jenkins
Malcolm - Brian Ferguson
Egham - Alex Mann
Macduff - Phil Mckee
Soldier/Lord - Lewis Hart
Scottish Solider/Lord - Kevin Guthrie
Soldier/ Archer - George Brockbanks
The Boy Soldier- Tom Gill


Chorus
Duncan Carmichael
Robbie Gordan
Hamish Orr
Jamie Stokes
Christopher Walker


Musicians
Musical Director, Guitar and Mandolin - Alex Lee
Percussion - Ric Chandler
Cello - Sarah Willson
Cello - Alan Barr


The creative team of Dunsinane

Writer - David Greig
Director - Roxana Silbert
Designer - Robert Innes Hopkins
Composer and Sound Designer - Nick Powell
Lighting Designer - Chahine Yavroyan
Movement Director and Assistant Director of the Chorus - Anna Morrissey
Fight Director - Terry King
Voice Coach - Stephen Kemble
Dramaturg - Jeanoe O'Hare
Casting - Helena Palmer
Archery Consultant - Ruth Cooper-Brown

Video

A trailer for Dunsinane

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Dates, Times & Prices

This production has now ended

Audience Feedback

Audience Feedback for this production

"really very good - didn't expect to be laughing out loud"
@CameoCurio on Twitter

"absolutely fantastic. I'd been looking forward to it all year & it totally delivered!"
@frozen_flowers on Twitter

"a fantastic production... I would urge all to head along, a great performance from a top quality cast"
@Franlmiller on Twitter

"excellent! Best production of the season by far."
@thatdenisegirl_ on Twitter

"Enjoyed Dunsinane at @lyceumtheatre SO much"
@Cory_face on Twitter

"We enjoyed Dunsinane @lyceumtheatre very much"
@wearemagpie on Twitter

"Cracking play; funny, captivating, intense and brilliant performances all round. Bravo!"
@Katrina_Bryan on Twitter

"Sparkling. Funny. Raw. Rich. Bold. Engrossing. Five star shows are few & far between, this is one to see."
@LiamRudden on Twitter

"Excellent"
@jennetw on Twitter

"superb"
@Scotsmo on Twitter

"excellent - I highly recommend it!"
@iancyclops on Twitter

 

Press Coverage

Reviews

"beautifully paced, engrossing drama... a rare treat for Edinburgh theatre-goers"
Evening News - FIVE STARS

"one of those landmark productions that subtly change the relationship between Scottish society and the world of theatre"
The Scotsman - FOUR STARS

"a work of compelling intelligence, provocation and wit"
The Guardian - FOUR STARS

"slow-burning and profound... a play rich in ideas and metaphor"
The Herald - FOUR STARS (Requires login for full article)

"if it’s riveting spectacle, challenging ideas and human drama you want, this is the show to see."
The Times - FOUR STARS (paywall)

"a powerful production with a modern tone and relevance"
Edinburgh Spotlight - FOUR STARS

"Greig blends the modern and the old with jokey contemporary idiom"
TVBomb - FOUR STARS

"will convert many a sceptic theatre-goer to one thirsting for more"
The Edinburgh Reporter - FIVE STARS

"[a] frankly thrilling spectacle"
STV (don't award stars)

"A powerful, relevant and fascinating production"
The Stage (don't award stars)

"brilliantly funny... a treat from start to finish"
Onstage Scotland (don't award stars)

"thrilling, often funny but always sharp"
Wowdewow (don't award stars)

 

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