Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast: Sunday 30 January 2011
Listen at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00y233t
A thrilling sequel to Shakespeare's Macbeth by the award-winning playwright David Greig
Macbeth is dead. Under cover of night, an English army has swept through the landscape, 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.
Siward ….. Jonny Phillips
Gruach ….. Siobhan Redmond
The Boy Soldier ….. Jack Farthing
Malcolm ….. Brian Ferguson
MacDuff ….. Ewan Stewart
Egham ….. Alex Mann
Edward ….. Daniel Rose
Eric ….. Joshua Jenkins
Lulach ….. Sandy Grierson
Hen Girl ….. Lisa Hogg
Other parts were played by members of the company.
Original songs and music composed by Nick Powell
and performed by Alex Lee, Sarah Wilson and Lisa Hogg.
Director, Roxana Silbert
Producer, David Ian Neville
First broadcast in January 2011.