Tomorrow And Yesterday And The Day Before And Tonight

20 Nov

The Tree of War is no more.  Now it’s death in Macbeth.

Alex is playing Macbeth.  Here he is in rehearsal:

Photo (C) Cog Photography

That boy knows how to commit to a part.  So much so, he passed out briefly last night when the Witches yanked his head back while he was hyperventilating. Fortunately, the Witches were the only ones who noticed.  He said he came to, mumbled for a moment, then went straight back into his line.

He’s a physical actor.  He bruised his hand quite badly in The Tree of War, punching a piece of wood each night.  He also hurt his back a little, falling (as per the script) from the wall going over the top.  He didn’t say anything until after the run because he didn’t want any of that ‘health and safety rubbish’ putting a stop to his performing.

Here’s the Macbeth trailer:

An interesting fact: WordPress spell checker suggested ‘machete’ for Macbeth.  Who knew blog hosts could be so Freudian?

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14 Responses to “Tomorrow And Yesterday And The Day Before And Tonight”

  1. Janie Jones November 20, 2015 at 17:14 #

    OOOohhh! I wish I wasn’t an ocean away. MacBeth is my favorite Shakespeare play. Good luck to Alex! I’m sure he’ll be brilliant.

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  2. slpmartin November 20, 2015 at 17:37 #

    You must be very proud of him…love that you share his progress with us.

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  3. Deborah the Closet Monster November 20, 2015 at 18:20 #

    That looks fantastic!

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  4. Al November 20, 2015 at 19:23 #

    Looks like he suffers some for this part, but I noticed he gets a little bit of sugar too so it can’t be all bad.Go Alex.

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  5. Grannymar November 20, 2015 at 19:46 #

    Move over Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh, here comes Alex! Break a leg, in the theatrical sense, young man!

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  6. Elaine - I used to be indecisive November 20, 2015 at 20:33 #

    Judging from the photo and the trailer it’s going to be great!

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  7. laurieanichols November 20, 2015 at 21:21 #

    Royal Shakespeare Company here he comes Alex! What a wonderful actor he is becoming with each new experience on stage. 🙂 xxxoo

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  8. sharechair November 20, 2015 at 23:50 #

    This looks wonderful!!! Are you there every night? With bandages?

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  9. Debra November 21, 2015 at 06:08 #

    Very exciting production! Thank you so much for sharing the trailer. Alex has a gift, and I can’t wait to see where it continues to take him! I would love to see him perform. 🙂

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  10. http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com November 21, 2015 at 14:39 #

    His enthusiasm is laudable, but makes it quite unnecessary to wish him to “break a leg”! I hope he’s still in one piece by the end of the run.

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  11. jmgoyder November 22, 2015 at 13:10 #

    How fantastic – you must be so so proud!

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  12. colonialist November 22, 2015 at 17:04 #

    The epitome of commitment! I can imagine how well he enters into the spirit of things with the ghost scene.
    It all looks highly professional.

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  13. beeblu November 28, 2015 at 04:03 #

    Wow, Tilly, he’s on his way to great things.

    On Tuesday evening I saw King Lear at the Sydney Theatre with Geoffrey Rush as Lear. King Lear certainly isn’t on my list of favourites, but to see Geoffrey Rush in live theatre was marvellous.

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  14. SchmidleysScribblins December 1, 2015 at 18:53 #

    Oh my goodness, I wouldn’t let him bite my neck! But then its rather wrinkled already!

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