Park transforms into theatre

TROUBLE: Andy Delves’s Macbeth with the three witches played by Eleanor Ruth, Sarah (Sorcha) Breen and Marie Claire Tchernomoroff.

Kirks Reservoir Park will become the scene of a series of brutal murders as actors use the outdoors tobring Macbeth to life.

Ballarat’s OZACT is knownfor its outdoor theatre, which director Bruce Widdop said created a memorable experience for its audience.

“It’s something more akin to a film setting than seeing a play in the theatre with the artificial stage settings,” he said.“And the audience is closer to nature and closer to the actors.”

He describedKirks Reservoir as one of Ballarat’s hidden treasures and said the “absolutely magical” setting mimicked thatof the play.

“It has a rolling landscape with distant views most like the Scottish highlands and it has water features, fern clad gullies and bright floral displays,” he said.

SCORCHED THE SNAKE: Macbeth played by Andy Delves and Lady Macbeth played by Marie Claire Tchernomoroff take a moment to consider their actions.

Having surveyed past audiences, the theatre company has found about50 per centweren’t regular theatregoers.

“Our performances constitute the best of tourism and the works of the world’s best playwright in an intimate setting, and that makes them really popular,” he said.

Macbeth in particular will draw a crowd as one of the Bard’s most popular plays.

“It isa story of how ruthless ambition can lead to conflict and division,” Mr Widdop said.

“Expect to see plenty of action, larger than life characters and a varietyof emotions.”

Audience members should make sure they dress for the weather, bring sunscreen, mosquito repellent and a cushion.

The play will be performed at Kirks Reservoir Park on December 26 and27 at 6.30pm. For more information and tickets visit ozact苏州美甲培训.

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