Macbeth: Ellenbrook Christian College to give encore performances of Shakespeare classic


Students Mary Sullivan and Max Denis as Lady Macbeth and Macbeth.
Students Mary Sullivan and Max Denis as Lady Macbeth and Macbeth.

ELLENBROOK Christian College has announced two encore performances of its modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth after a series of great reviews.

The Year 12 drama students announced last week they would hold two additional performances.

Ellenbrook Christian College secondary teacher Danielle Grisham said the play had been a hit with students, teachers and parents.

“When English teachers mention Shakespeare, it is usually a cue for groans and sighs from students,” she said.

“However, Shakespeare’s ideas and themes are timeless; what one man wrote about in the 16th and 17th centuries are still valid today.

“The year 12 students managed to transform a play about power and ambition in Scotland into a turf war set in the mafia underworld, and they did it masterfully.”

Principal Justin Krause said for fans of Shakespeare in particular, this was Macbeth as he had never been seen.

“There was an intensity of performance and atmosphere that kept me on the edge throughout the production,” he said.

“It is no surprise that they received a standing ovation on their first night. There were numerous requests for an encore performance and the team have jumped at the chance.”

The encore performances will be held on July 28 and 29 from 7.30 to 9.30pm.

To buy tickets visit www.ellenbrook.wa.edu.au.

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