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royd’s film is commendably light on dialogue, as the direc- tor spins his story in a cinematic fashion, all subtle gestures, wick- ed smiles and nervous frowns. This combined with the unique milieu of its Northern English in- dustrial revolution ‘new money’ setting (the characters here are gruff and coarse, a million miles away from the polite, tea drink- ing home counties protagonists of most period dramas) gives the costume drama a jolt in the arm. More of this please! w The characters here are gruff and coarse, a million miles away from the polite, tea drinking home counties protagonists of most period dramas... Lady Macbeth 4 stars out of 5 Directed by: Starring: NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 6 William Oldroyd Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis Christopher Fairbank, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 91