Emily McKnight gives a heartfelt performance as Lady Macbeth and the infamous monologue “Unsex me here” has never been so appropriately complex and emotive. It is during this speech we realise that her character represents the desire to abandon femininity for the sake of empowerment; and yet, this iteration of the work as a purely female version, changes the meaning and intensity around this entirely.

THEATRE NOW

Emily McKnight as Lady MacBeth was stirring and her raw emotion was palpable

The BUZZ FROM SYDNEY

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Praise for Lady Macbeth

(Sheshakespeare's Macbeth 2018)

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Emily McKnight as Lady MacBeth was stirring and her raw emotion was palpable

The BUZZ FROM SYDNEY

Emily McKnight as Lady MacBeth was stirring and her raw emotion was palpable

The BUZZ FROM SYDNEY

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Praise for Jodie

(subtlenuance theatre, TickTickBoom 2018)

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Emily McKnight is convincing in her performance of Jodie’s recalcitrance, for a portrait of teenage angst that we are all familiar with.

Suzy Goes See

Emily McKnight as Jodie plays the dark very well.  Her little cruelties and binning of gifts is calculated hurt, informed by medicine and martyrdom. McKnight gives her character a surly and prickly attitude.  Jodie appears to feel that she has a monopoly on suffering and her implied need for an audience is allied with an eye to a grand gesture.  McKnight tightly controls the technical aspects of presenting an illness and keeps well away from the morbid but some relief from the character’s gruffness would better shade her creation.  Her command of the monologues is unquestioningly good as she cultivates the audience empathy without overdone sentiment.

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