Continuing with his run of Shakespearean productions, Kaiden will soon be joining the cast of the Icarus Theatre Collective‘s current touring production of the Bard’s notorious Scottish play: Macbeth. This critically acclaimed production of Macbeth (directed by Max Lewendel) began its journey in August of last year at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has since toured across the UK and Ireland. Kaiden will be joining the cast for the very last leg of their tour which will climax at the opening of the annual Shakespeare Festival in Neuss, Germany in their resident reconstruction of Shakespeare’s famous Globe Theatre (7-10 June).
This production of Macbeth sees just seven actors take on the 30+ parts that appear within the original text. Each actor (barring Joel Gorf who portrays the tyrannical titular lead), takes on a multitude of different and distinct roles throughout the course of the play. Kaiden will be taking the reins from actor Richard Hay (who is soon to be departing from the cast), portraying (amongst other parts) Malcolm, son to the murdered King Duncan and rightful successor to the throne, as well as one of the three vulture-like witches that set the events of the play into motion with their intervening predictions.
With just one week of intensive rehearsals to establish and explore each of the many roles required of him, this has been a great challenge for Kaiden and one that he has relished every step of the way. Kaiden will first appear in Macbeth alongside Richard Hay in Greenwich Theatre, London next week (21-23 May). Here they will share the different roles that Hay has portrayed throughout the tour, alternating the parts they play between each performance. When Hay takes his final leave as the production moves to The Weston Auditorium, Hatfield (25 May), before heading on to Germany, Kaiden will take over all of his roles entirely.