STC Macbeth Preseason Briefing Twitter Transcript; New Hugo Weaving Rehearsal Pic; Costume Designs

Yesterday evening, Sydney Theatre Company held a pre-season briefing, which included the cast, director and STC Artistic Director Andrew Upton. While no exact transcript has (yet) been released, and only the photo below, STC was kind enough to live-tweet the event including quotes /twitter-friendly edits of the Q & A session. I’ll embed these tweets on WordPress in chronological order, and supplement with any new photos or information that might become available.

A lot of these comments echo the optimism and excitement of previous interviews (and confirm some of my speculation in the previous entry). πŸ˜‰

Here’s another pic of Hugo in Macbeth rehearsals from STC’s Facebook page

This was posted alongside the reminder that STC will be making a limited number of tickets for Macbeth and the rest of the 2014 season productions available every Tuesday at 9am via Suncorp Twenties.

Alice Babidge, STC’s costume designer for Macbeth and several other recent productions, also answered some questions for Veronika Maine. Included in that piece was one of Babidge’s design drawings, which may or may not be a preview of what to expect for Macbeth’s said-to-be-minimalist costumes… uh… clothes. (Sorry!) While I’m pretty sure this is Hugo (I could be wrong about that, too…) This does look like his seedy-leisure-suit look for Les Liaisons Dangereuses (2012) which Babidge also designed, so this might not be a Macbeth sneak-preview at all. It is intriguing, whatever it is. πŸ˜‰

The one bit of non-Macbeth Hugo Weaving news (which only mentions him in passing, really) is Warner Bros Official Synopsis for The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, which you can read pretty much anyplace online now, but I got it from Flickering Myth.

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