Banquo played by Jermaine Dominique
Written by: Shakespeare
Jermaine makes his Globe debut as Banquo in the Wonder Season's production of Macbeth.
Jermaine trained at Rose Bruford College.
Previous theatre includes: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (National Theatre).
"I don't plan who I'm going to pick out: I run out and then I'm having a look around and seeing which person is going to be responsive. And when I do finally lock in on my 'prey', I grab them over and get them engaged. And one time I did have a woman slap me!"
With performances drawing to a close, Jermaine looks back on some favourite moments from performances, including slaps, school groups and attempting Scottish accents!
"There's no mention of Banquo having a partner, but he has a son and I think the bond with his son is the most important thing to him. And this is what we tried to explore with myself and Kerry who plays Fleance, this love, this tenderness and the antithesis to Macbeth who hasn't got a child, hasn't got a son."
With the play now up and running, Jermaine discusses his characterisation of Banquo, including his relationship to his son, his meeting with the witches, and an underlying ambition.
"Personally I think this play is a massive exploration of PTSD. You have these two soldiers back from war: they have sleepless nights, day-dreams, bouts of paranoia, and I think it is a exploration of what a lot of soldiers face when they come back from war."
In his first interview, Jermaine dicusses his initial impressions of the play, his character of Banquo, and his relationship with Macbeth.