19:30, Tue 4th – Sat 8th October 2005 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 0
“Time and the hour runs through the roughest day.”
In a barren, disordered world, Macbeth’s fateful encounter with the witches tempts him into a spiral of murder, deception and death. Returning from a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe with CUADC, Blank Theatre presents a spellbinding new interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragedy. Fusing the original verse with a battery of music, rhythm and dance, this vibrant young company creates a unique form of ensemble ‘total theatre’; in one hour Macbeth is re- imagined through a visual language of physical theatre and multimedia, enhancing the clear and entertaining telling of the story. Pace and energy characterises this compelling hour of theatre, combining the ‘sound and fury’ of an original score with exhilarating choreography. Following the success of The Tempest (November, 2004) Blank continues to break new ground in the performance of Shakespeare.
"Breathing new and dynamic life into familiar Shakespearean territory." (Steve Waters, Playwright)