In fact I'm playing Macbeth in "The Real Lady Macbeth", a play by Stuart Delves . Winner of a Fringe First in 1982, The play traces both the truth and lies surrounding the Macbeths. As the fictional Shakespeare (that's me) says:
What interests me is not the history but the man… Give that man poetry & rich imagination, then sell his soul to the devil & let him communicate.The actors wander through five centuries, playing four parts each, as they explore historical fact mixed with fictional fable. For
A man must find his fable, and kill it with his truth.So I play the "real" Macbeth, Shakespeare's Macbeth, Shakespeare (from Perry Bar), and Blink, and get to do the "Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow" speech in broad Brummie accent. More importantly I get to empty the dressing-up box and wear my flouncy, Mr Darcy-like shirt, knee high boots, massive metal encrusted belt, and wave my broadsword around outside the house for once!