ALAN CUMMING Bares All For MACBETH Production!

By on 7 June, 2012


Alan Cumming - Macbeth

 

Scottish actor Alan Cumming will bare all in his new play, a one-man version of William Shakespeare‘s ‘Macbeth‘.

 

Directed by John Tiffany and Andy Goldberg, this modern yet innovative adaptation of the Shakespeare classic will have the Tony Award winner starring as an inmate in a mental asylum , and admits playing all the parts in the script has been a challenge!
 

In an interview with the UK’s Daily Telegraph and The Guardian, he says:

“Speaking to John Tiffany in New York earlier this year, I had this idea I wanted to swap the roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, because there are so many things about gender, I thought it would be a really exciting idea to flip that. So we did this reading like that, in New York, and Andy Goldberg had this idea I should just play all the parts.

“I started to itch to do a play again and Macbeth came to the surface in my mind. I never thought I would do it in a conventional way. A sweaty Macbeth with blood on his arms coming in fresh from the battle doesn’t interest me…

“It’s nuts, what we’re doing. Nuts!… The adrenaline you feel is like the equivalent to having a minor car crash.”

 

The audience will also see some nudity, as Cumming adds:

“Guess whose it is?

“Once in a while it’s good to challenge yourself in a way that’s really daunting.”

 

Macbeth‘ will have its debut at The National Theatre of Scotland later this month (June, 2012) before transferring to New York’s Lincoln Centre in July 2012.

 


 

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