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Hey, Hey, McBeth!: A Comedy with Music

Synopsis
Radio broadcast of Macbeth as a musical comedy. Both Holinshed and Shakespeare are mentioned as inspirational source but the play seems to have been ‘improved’ out of all recognition by writer duo Jack House and Allen MacKinnon.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
28 Jan 1937 at 21:00 (Channel: BBC National Service)
Duration
40 mins
Availability
No archive copy known.

Credits

Producer
Robin Russell
Writer
Alan MacKinnon; Jack House
Music
Gerald Shaw
Cast
James McKechnieCouncillor McBeth (Macbeth)
Jean HornMrs. McBeth (Lady Macbeth)
Allan MacKinnonBaillie Mc Duff (Macduff)
James Smith CampbellCouncillor Banquo (Banquo)
Ian SadlerCouncillor Lennox (Lennox)
Jim UrquhartProvost Duncan (King Duncan)
Maisie DykesCouncillor Mrs. Memeith
William H. D. JossCouncillor Ross (Ross)

Additional Details

Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); musical adaptations

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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