Shakespeare's Macbeth is a pinnacle in his trove of works which have stood the test of time and are still as popular today as they have been through history.
Any actor worth his salt would give an arm or leg, but not his head, to sink his teeth into the part of Macbeth and one can only imagine the number of actors who have been given the privilege of playing Macbeth over the years.
The role is a complex one.
Macbeth is lured by a false notion which leads him, and Lady Macbeth, on a path of self-destruction.
Bay Theatre Players has bestowed the honour of playing Macbeth upon Bill Douglas in the upcoming production which opens on Friday, July 26.
Bill has a long history performing in musicals in Queanbeyan, Canberra and Batemans Bay and as of late has performed in dramas here in Batemans Bay and has found and formed a special bond with this type of theatre.
Patrons may remember Bill as Badger in The Wind in the Willows, Gerry in Forget Me Not, and Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Being able to bring Macbeth, the most bloodthirsty of characters, to life has, been a most enjoyable challenge for Bill who has relished the task.
Those who have been in the limelight before will know the feeling of anticipation and electricity that goes through them when they step onto the stage for the first time.
Bill said he has found this feeling once again in the production of Macbeth and he is looking forward to giving the audience an edgy and exciting performance that will keep them glued to the stage.
Macbeth opens on Friday, July 26, with eight performances.
Book your tickets now at www.baytheatreplayers.org.au.
Sing a Song of Murder, the Bay Theatre Players' murder mystery dinner show, is on at the Soldiers Club on Saturday, August 17, at 6pm.
Tickets on sale now at www.baytheatreplayers.org.au - $60.50 per person or $444 for a table of eight in a single booking - a saving of $5 per ticket.