Mac-Don’t-Say-Beth – 27 – 30 June at 20h00 (with a matinee on 30 June at 14h00) featuring Mutual Friends Theatre Company
Mac-Don’t-Say-Beth is a light hearted comedy, set within the world of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The play centers around the 3 witches found in the beginning of Macbeth, until they are joined by the rest of the cast as they stumble in one after the other, delirious, lost, drunk and confused.
Lastly, as the name suggests, it pokes fun at the theatre superstition surrounding “Macbeth”, which holds that “Macbeth” is said to be cursed, so actors avoid saying its name (the euphemism “The Scottish Play” is used instead). Actors also avoid even quoting the lines from Macbeth before a performance, particularly the Witches’ incantations. Outside of a theatre and after a performance the play can be spoken of openly. If an actor speaks the name Macbeth in a theatre prior to a performance, he or she is required to leave the theatre building, spin around three times, spit, curse, and then knock to be allowed back in.
Mutual Friends Theatre Company is a semi-professional group of actors founded and owned by Charis Anna Mostert and Robyn Smith.
Mac-Don’t-Say-Beth is co-directed by Charis Mostert and Robyn Smith. It is written by Charis Mostert inspired by William Shakespeare’s tragedy, and is produced by Robyn Smith. The cast features David William Bates, Charis Anna Mostert, Sean Habib, Wayne Habib, Rachel Elizabeth Hastings and Jono Fitzgerald.
Mac-Don’t-Say-Beth is Supported By Stor-Age.
Tickets cost R85 (Show only) or R135 (Show+ Meat or veg burger and a beer). Bookings can be made at www.kbt.co.za