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The actress, Margot Collins, played Lady Macbeth to great acclaim in her youth. Now in her fifties, she is largely forgotten, struggling for auditions let alone parts. But when a forthcoming theatre company announces its intention to stage Macbeth, Margot is determined to land the eponymous role once more.
At the auditions it is a younger actress, Chloe, who commands the attention of the director, Richard, but he remembers Margot’s inspirational performance and agrees to hear her read. It soon becomes clear, however, that Margot has no chance of starring opposite Brad, a hot TV actor twenty years her junior - and is instead offered a part of one of the witches.
But one should never underestimate the spirit of the play to conjure black magic, to summon mishaps and mischief, nor the power of a formidable older woman to get what she wants
Director(s): Tammy Riley-Smith
Writer(s): Melissa Knatchbull
Producer(s): Karen Newman
Editor(s): Tania Clarke
Cinematographer(s): James Friend
Production Designer(s): Inma Cook
Music Composer(s): Paul Englishby
Margot (Samantha Bond) Edith (Eleanor Bron) Cleopatra (Ann Mitchell) Eloise (Kim Vithana) Chloe (Laura Aikman) Brad (Michael Thomson) Richard (Jotham Annan)