Written and Composed by
Written by Jim Burnett
Boy’s Own McBeth toured Australia and the US from 1979 until 1982. It was the longest running Australian written musical ever staged with more than 600 performances and was only eclipsed in the 1990s by The Boy From Oz.
What the critics said....
“A combination of Welcome Back Kotter, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Shakespeare in Rock n Roll” (Sunday Telegraph)
“The Marx Brothers and the Goons” (The Bulletin)
“Explosively funny” (Canberra Times.)
“Full Marks” (Sunday Mail)
Terry Shakespeare is really the school old boy – he’s 42. He’s been in fifth form for 26 years and his two children Dopey and SS are in the same class – but he’s not silly it’s all a tax dodge. The school hatches a plot to finally boot him out. They make him direct the play Macbeth.
But as always he is determined to fail so he transfers the play from Scotland to New Zealand and even schedules a cricket match at interval. Out Damn Spot - becomes Out Damn Spot the Dog.
To download a PDF of the original Kore Productions program click here.