Macbethby Guiseppi Verdi
April-June 2002, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Original Cast: Maria Guleghina, Anthony Michaels-Moore, Erwin Schrott
Assistant Director: Benjamin Till
Set designed by: Anthony Ward
Musical Director: Simone Young
Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
Benjamin worked on this show whilst simultaneously maintaining Taboo and directing Alice Through the Looking Glass in Oxfordshire at the weekends.
He spent a four-week period waking up at 6 o'clock every morning, rehearsing Macbeth during the weekdays, watching Tabbo in the evenings and directing Alice at the weekends. He claims never to have been so tired, and says he's never been such a useless assistant. He fell asleep in rehearsals every afternoon after lunch. His sincerest apologies go to Phyllida Lloyd!
Photo shows Maria Guleghina & Anthony Michaels-Moore in performance