Yasir Assam plays Macbeth in Murwillumbah Theatre Company’s production

Yasir Assam plays Macbeth

In Murwillumbah Theatre Company’s production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth

which opens on Fri March 10th 7.30 pm and runs until Sun April 2nd. Tickets at


“I’ve been in a few shows with MTC: Midsummer Night’s Dream as Puck, The Foreigner, The Importance of Being Earnest, Female of the Species, and various pantomimes. At other local theatre companies, I’ve played in A Christmas Carol, The Incorruptible, Chicago and most recently, The House on the Lake, a demanding and rewarding 2-hander with Uki Moon Theatre Company. I’ve had minor speaking parts in a couple of TV series (Harrow and Young Rock).”

“I’m so grateful to have been asked to play Macbeth: the role of a lifetime and the most demanding yet. The language is astonishing. There’s so much depth to it. It’s one of the greatest plays in the English language, and despite all the work I’ve put in, I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface in terms of character exploration and development.”

“I’m relishing every minute of playing this amazing role.”

MTC Comment – Yasir has been involved in sword combat training and choreography with Paul Robertson, along with other cast members who draw their swords

Some of Yasir’s famous lines as Macbeth are:

Macbeth (Act 1 Scene 7)

If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well
It were done quickly.”

Macbeth (Act 1 Scene 7)

Is this a dagger which I see before me,
The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee:
I have thee not, and yet I see thee still.”

Macbeth (Act 5 Scene 3)

“To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.”