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Macbeth

Alternative title
BBC Radio Collection: William Shakespeare’s Macbeth
Synopsis
Shakespeare’s tragedy adapted for radio, with Ken Stott as Macbeth and Phyllis Logan as Lady Macbeth. Music by Dominic Muldowney accompanies the play.
Series
Sunday Play, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio; Radio
Transmission details
10 Sep 2000 at 19:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
110 mins
Availability
Sale

Credits

Director
Richard Eyre
Producer
Kate Rowland
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Dominic Muldowney
Cast
Ken StottMacbeth
Phyllis LoganLady Macbeth
Tom MannionMacduff
Alan CoxMalcolm
Liam BrennanBanquo
Alastair GalbraithRoss
Alex FernsServant
Alex FernsLord
Alex MacleodMacduff’s son
Gavin MuirSiward, Earl of Northumberland
Gavin MuirMurderer (1st)
Graham CrowdenOld Man
Hugh RossKing Duncan
Iain Stuart RobinsonSeyton
Kathleen McGoldrickGentlewoman
Kathleen McGoldrickWitch (2nd)
Ken DruryDoctor of Physic
Kenny IrelandPorter
Paul HigginsLennox
Phyllis LoganWitch (3rd)
Stuart WilkinsonYoung Siward
Stuart WilkinsonFleance
Tracy WilesWitch (1st)
Tracy WilesLady Macduff
William McBainMurderer (2nd)
William McBainSergeant

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Commercially released as part of the BBC Radio collection series in 2000, cassettes and CDs of the production that include an introduction by Richard Eyre and an essay from the producer are available for sale from the BBC Shop (www.bbcshop.com) or through retail outlets.
History
Originally broadcast as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare for the New Millennium season on Radio 3, in which the BBC mounted 17 new productions of Shakespeare in the space of four years. The emphasis of the productions is on a contemporary, innovative approach. The project was done in collaboration with BBC Worldwide, who were also responsible for the commerical release.

The production was also scheduled to follow the BBC1 television broadcast of the play on 14 November 2000 (BBC ShakespeaRe-Told season). Transmission was accordingly repeated on 20 November 2005 in the BBC Radio 3 ‘Drama on 3’ slot.
Reviews
Richard Eyre, who made his radio debut with this production, comments on the challenges of directing a radio Shakespeare in ‘The Scottish play takes to the Eyre’, an article published by BBC Radio Press Information, Week 37, 9-15 September 2000, p. 16.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor (Sale)

Name

BBC Radio Collection, c/o Choices UK, 19-24 Manasty Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough PE2 6UP, tel 01733 236800, fax 01733 230618, www.choicesdirect.co.uk

Email
enquiries@choicesuk.com
Web
http://www.choicesuk.com External site opens in new window
Phone
01733 236800
Fax
01733 230618
Address
c/o Choices UK
19-24 Manasty Road
Orton Southgate
Peterborough
PE2 6UP
Name

Retail outlets

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