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Lady McGillan?

Fair Scottish Maiden Karen Gillan has called upon the spirits to fill her top-full of direst cruelty in order to fulfil a life time ambition of playing Lady Macbeth in ‘The Scottish Play’.

Speaking to the Daily Record Gillan revelled her desire to take to the stage as the manipulating partner of her desirous husband Macbeth- who in a Shakespeare 2 for 1 Matt Smith has offered to play alongside her.

“I want to be Lady Macbeth, it’s a role I have always wanted to play.

Matt, 28, added: “And I want to be Macbeth, so let’s do that. I’d quite like to do a play.”

There you go- not content with putting children through the wringer every Saturday night they now want to punish them further and make them sit through Macbeth like it’s a wet Wednesday afternoon in classroom 2E all over again.

It might be a small step on the way to regicide but Gillan also revelled she’s been practicing a little voodoo in her new flat:

“I have just moved into a new flat and have nothing to decorate it with other than a lot of Doctor Who merchandise. It’s really sad. I even have a knitted doll of Matt. Not in my bed. I don’t cuddle it to sleep. It’s in a box in a spare room and is not coming out. I stick pins in it.”

Precedent has been set for Who actors waxing their iambic pentameter- David Tennant and Catherine Tate can currently be seen in Josie Rourke’s production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

So lets hope she can dispatch the milk of human kindness and get Matt Smith to screw his courage to the sticking place and make a truly memorable Mr and Mrs Macbeth.


Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

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