An Interview with Luke Kernaghan: DUNSINANE Continues Macbeth Story

What if Shakespeare’s Macbeth wasn’t the end of the story? It’s intriguing, isn’t it; to consider a world in which Lady Macbeth might have survived, for she would most certainly not have gone quietly into the night. Playwright David Greig thought so too and, beginning March 27th, LA Shakespeare lovers will have a chance to see his modern day sequel to the Scottish Play when the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company bring Dunsinane to The Wallis in Beverly Hills.

Greig has said the 2003 toppling of Saddam Hussein’s statue in Baghdad was among the impulses behind this play, although it also speaks to the recent referendum on Scottish independence. The thrilling production presents uncanny parallels between medieval and present-day politics, power, and sex in a sophisticated tale that is fierce one minute and bitingly funny the next.

Today, Associate Director Luke Kernaghan gives us an idea what to expect in the world of DunsinaneMore

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