.... the new follow-up to last
year's Death and Deckchairs double
bill which showcased Antigone and September
in the Rain.
Macbeth and PVT Wars,
two contrasting short plays, are united by battlefields,
emotional fragility, inner turmoil and injuries that
Macbeth, Shakespeare’s dark
and chilling play, is re-told in a 60-minute, heart-pounding
modern-day version by Tryst. Gripping, intense and terrifying,
the play is a classic tragedy of ruthless ambition and
twisted obsession. Macbeth seizes the Scottish throne
with the help of his psychotic wife and a trio of witches,
spiralling downwards ultimately into guilt, madness
and death. David Webster is Macbeth, Carol Clark is
Lady Macbeth plus a large supporting cast of twelve.
Alan Clark directs.
It’s paired with PVT Wars by
James McLure, a brilliant short comedy about three psychiatric
patients in a veteran's hospital who are recovering
from Vietnam War injuries. We see the three men in a
series of hilarious episodes that create snapshots of
their everyday life while also showing that they are
broken, frightened and desperately lonely. It does not
dwell on the war but rather on the small talk that conceals
the anguish and fears of the patients. It stars Jim
Allan, Brian Paterson and Brian Tripney. Jim Allan directs.
April 16-19, Coach House Theatre, Alloa, 7.30pm
Tickets, £11 each, are available online now at