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A supernatural Shakespearian double bill from the Watermill Ensemble has completed its UK tour with a week of performances in Norwich.

Our companion arts and entertainment blog Piece of Pink Pie reviewed both A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth, when they played in Cardiff, concluding: “… these productions from Watermill – with the same cast and set – capture these contrasting worlds magnificently, thanks largely to incredibly versatile performers and the musical numbers they sing and play to illustrate the action”.

The blog post, written by our senior consultant, Andrew Weltch, praises Emma Barclay as “the comedy stand-out” in Dream “as a female Bottom – perhaps channelling the spirit of Victoria Wood in a performance which generated plenty of laughs”.

In Macbeth, he highlights Billy Postlethwaite and Emma McDonald as “exceptionally powerful” in the lead roles.

“He … was thoroughly convincing as the tortured anti-hero, on an inevitable path to his own downfall. And she was absolutely mesmerising – wowing the audience as the dynamic, self-confident woman pushing (or pulling) her man to fulfil his destiny, and later holding us in silent awe as the pitiful shadow of her former self, driven mad with guilt”.

You can read the full post here.

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