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Wednesday, January 28, 2015


The Roy Couzens Theatre at Westville Boys’ High School opens its 2015 season and 60th anniversary year with a new production of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, directed by Luke Holder.

After the runaway success of 2014’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Westville Boys’ presents its annual Shakespearean production with an ambitious staging of the Bard’s final great tragedy. Macbeth runs for a limited season from February 10 to 13. Matinee performances for all high school learners studying Macbeth as a setwork at school also take place during the run.

Tempted by the prophecies of three mysterious witches, Macbeth’s ambition to be King of Scotland leads him into a nightmarish world of evil, deceit and murder. Monstrous actions run rampant as he and Lady Macbeth lose themselves to unstoppable drives of savagery and political atrocity. Featuring spectacular swordfight choreography, live music, and stunning visual effects (including an indoor rain machine), this classic tale of power and madness promises to be like nothing audiences have ever seen on the Westville stage.

The terrifying final performance of William Shakespeare's Macbeth at Westville Boys' High School takes the form of a formal medieval banquet.  If you are looking for an alternative to Valentine's Day, or simply an excuse to dress up in proper Renaissance clothing, join the cast on February 13 for a five-course banquet and the final performance of Macbeth - a lusty, passionate and genuinely terrifying homage to the pursuit of power and the violent love that accompanies it.  All proceeds from the banquet will be donated to charity.

Macbeth runs in The Roy Couzens Theatre at Westville Boys’ High School with evening performances from February 10 to 13 at 19h00. Tickets R50 (R30 scholars).

School matinees take place at 10h00 from February 10 to 12. All schools’ performances are R20 per learner – discounts apply for block bookings of 50 students or more.

The My Bloody Valentine Medieval Banquet will take place on February 13 at 19h00 and all patrons are encouraged to dress in appropriate medieval garments! Tickets R300 per head.

Bookings are now open at Westville Boys’ High School.  For more information email or phone Lyndy Coombe on 031 267 1330.