Curses! Doth Macbeth take revenge?

THE notorious curse of Macbeth – absent from a successful production of the play in Port Elizabeth last year – may just have felt a 12-month delay was long enough and decided to disrupt Twelfth Night.

The PE Shakespearean Festival’s annual production – which returned to the Mannville open-air theatre in St George’s Park this year – was hit by a series of suspiciously Macbeth- like maladies which meant a weekend performance had to be cancelled.

But the glitches did not stop the festival’s technical company manager, Manny Fokos, from once again treading the boards – or in this case, the greensward – and filling in for an ill actor after last having made a stage appearance 34 years ago.

-Eleanor Douglas-Meyers

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