Saw the final performance of Macbeth this evening. It had some very striking dramatic moments, particularly the use of sound in conveying the horror of Duncan’s murder. And Joseph Millson was an excellent Macbeth. At times he cried like a little boy and would then wipe away the tears before the other characters could see them. His Macbeth was like a young teenager who’s been goaded by peer pressure into doing something that he really didn’t want to do, and now he’s dealing with the results of his actions completely alone. He can’t tell anyone what he’s done or what he’s going through psychologically because he has to maintain face. Watching him, you’re overcome by this wave of sadness when he realises so quickly after the first murder that by betraying his own conscience and anaesthetising himself to the value of human life, he’s turned his own valuable life to shit in a matter of seconds. I could feel my eyes welling a couple of times while watching; I hadn’t expected to be so moved by it.
I really have a thing for Joseph Millson…he plays Macbeth at the Globe Theatre and Omg his ass. I would really recommend going to see it btw! It’s an amazing experience and it almost feels magical! Its just packed with amazing actors and music! aaaaaaah