Duncan, King of Scotland: Anatolii Dubanov, Honored Artist of Russia Macbeth: Leonid Alimov Lady Macbeth: Maria Shulga Banquo: Roman Driablov Lennox: Yurii Elagin Macduff: Aleksandr Muravitskii Lady Macduff: Elena Karpova Witches: Anna Budanova, Elena Karpova, Natalia Kolesnichenko, Yulia Rodina, Natalia Zhestovskaya, Taya Savina
Directed by LUK PERCEVAL Choreography: Ted Stoffer Set design: Annette Kurz Costumes: Irina Riabov Lighting: Mark van Denesse Music: Lothar Müller, Pavel Mikheyev
Shakespeare’s Macbeth is the first Russian production of famed European director Luk Perceval. It is not by mere chance that the director chose the Baltic House Festival Theatre his “Russian debut”. He has been cooperating with this theatre for more than a decade, and has called it his Russian home on several occasions. The director has never approached Macbeth from a common perspective. For him, the main theme of the tragedy is the intimate relationship between a man and a woman through its most mysterious and dangerous aspects. It is this connection that initially give rise to feelings, which can then burn to ashes. Especially if a third person enters the relationship!