For its sophomore effort, the ACDC staged a stylised and atmospheric production of one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated tragedies, Macbeth. The performance was appreciated by the audience for its intensity and its raw depiction of the evil forces that precipitated the downfall of a brave soldier who sought to seize the crown.
Yashodha Suriyapperuma was nominated as Best Actor for his portrayal of Lady Macbeth. The production is widely held to have narrowly missed out on entering the finals of that year’s competition. However, the staging of the play at school later in the year catapulted the ACDC to fame amongst the students and brought it many new members.
Nishantha de Silva