February 26

March 22, 2015

in CST's Courtyard Theater

by David Greig
directed by Roxana Silbert
from the National Theatre of Scotland
and Royal Shakespeare Company

Highly Recommended! Greig is a marvelous, eloquent writer...nothing short of witchcraft.

Chicago Sun-Times

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The Play

The National Theatre of Scotland and Royal Shakespeare Company’s captivating, imagined sequel to Shakespeare’s Macbeth explores one man's attempt to restore peace in a country consumed by war. Macbeth is dead. Under cover of night, the English army has swept in, killed the tyrant and claimed Scotland's seat of power. But efforts to restore order appear futile as the situation spins out of control. Fierce one minute and funny the next, Scottish playwright David Greig's extraordinary ability to infuse a dark story with rich humor results in a lively, vital examination of power—illuminating uncanny parallels between Scotland's medieval and present-day political landscapes. This limited, four-week engagement is part of the US Premiere tour, following acclaimed stops in East Asia and Russia last spring.



Video: Dunsinane Trailer

Gallery: Dunsinane

Video: In Rehearsal


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The Story

The English defeat Macbeth and attempts to install a new king in Scotland—but many will never accept another ruler while Lady M lives.
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An Interview with the Playwright

Acclaimed playwright David Greig tells Mark Brown of Herald Scotland what inspired him to write Dunsinane, his Macbeth part II.
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After the Dictator Falls

Playwright David Grieg traces the steps of his Lady M after Macbeth is toppled—leaving an occupied country desperate for stability.
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The Players

Creative Team

David Greig Writer

Roxana Silbert Director

Robert Innes Hopkins Designer

Chahine Yavroyan Lighting Designer

Nick Powell Composer and Sound Designer

Luke Kernaghan Associate Director

Anna Morrissey Movement Director

Polly Bennett Associate Movement Director

Terry King Fight Director

Stephen Kemble Voice Coach

Ruth Cooper-Brown of RC-Annie Ltd Archery Consultant

Rosalind Acton Musical Director

Matt Padden Head of Sound

Chris Hay  Production Manager

Paul Claydon  Head of Lighting


George Brockbanks Sergeant / Scottish Lord

Helen Darbyshire Gruach’s Attendant / Hen Girl

Darrell D'Silva Siward

Ewan Donald Malcolm

Toyin Omari-Kinch Eric the Archer

Keith Fleming Macduff

Tom Gill The Boy Soldier

Arthur McBain English Soldier

Matt McClure English Soldier / Scottish Soldier / Scottish Lord

Alex Mann Egham

Mairi Morrison Gruach’s Attendant / Gaelic Singer

Siobhan Redmond Gruach

Patrick Agada Soldier / Ensemble

Jack Ball Osborn / Ensemble

Kyle Curry Soldier / Ensemble

Fred Geyer Lulach / Ensemble

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