"There's a strong supernatural theme running through the play and it's going to be a challenge to try and get the menace required, without it seeming trite or passe. It's also very interesting how we are definitely living in a different world than we were even 10 years ago and all the potential plots and counterplots barely hinted at in the play have come to the surface a lot more."
"The one superstition we are sticking to is that it's unlucky to say the final speech of the play, except in performance. So the first time the actor playing Malcolm actually says it inside the theatre will be on opening night!"
"It's been a long time since I've worked on a Shakespearean play and working my mouth around the Elizabethan language and turns of phrase is a bit trickier than I remembered. It has also been some years since I worked on a show that required fight choreography."
"I studied Macbeth in the past and quite enjoyed and feel a connection to it through my Scottish heritage," Sam said."I have worked with director Paul Treasure a number of times in the past and am always excited see what he is working on."
Macbeth plays at 8pm September 1, 2, 6, 8 and 9. Tickets are $20, $15 concession – book on 6396 1557 or at www.roleystonetheatre.com.au. Roleystone Theatre is located at 587 Brookton Highway, Roleystone, opposite the Croyden Road junction.