19:30, Sat 2nd December 2006 at Antwerp International School, Antwerp, Belgium
19:00, Mon 4th December 2006 at International School of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
19:30, Tue 5th December 2006 at Stadttheater Olten, Olten, Switzerland
15:30, Wed 6th December 2006 at Aula Gymnasium Koeniz-Lerbermatt, Berne, Switzerland
19:00, Wed 6th December 2006 at Aula Gymnasium Koeniz-Lerbermatt, Berne, Switzerland
19:00, Thu 7th December 2006 at Kantonsschule, Sursee, Switzerland
17:30, Fri 8th December 2006 at College Claparede, Geneva, Switzerland
16:30, Sun 10th December 2006 at Gymnase de Burier, Montreux, Switzerland
13:30, Mon 11th December 2006 at College of Gambach, Fribourg, Switzerland
19:30, Tue 12th December 2006 at Theaterkeller, Basel, Switzerland
20:00, Wed 13th December 2006 at Stadthalle Kehl, Kehl-am-Rhein, Germany
20:00, Fri 15th December 2006 at Espace Bouteiller, Chantilly, France
13:30, Mon 18th December 2006 at Salle du Théâtre Universitaire, Liege, Belgium
18:30, Mon 18th December 2006 at Salle du Théâtre Universitaire, Liege, Belgium
18:30, Tue 19th December 2006 at Salle du Théâtre Universitaire, Liege, Belgium
19:45, Tue 16th January 2007 - Sat 20th January 2007 at ADC Theatre
14:30, Sat 20th January 2007 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 8 to Lent Week 0
How does a man get to murder a king? Is it because he is ambitious? Or because he has met three strangely entrancing sisters on a heath whose enigmatical sing-song prophecies included an address to himself as the future king? Or is he irresistibly ensnared by his undaunted wife who knows him better than anyone else and can in turn tempt and taunt him exactly at the right moment? Macbeth kills the king and has to become a master of hypocrisy. But his conscience surrounds him with horrifying dreams and maddening visions, and the crown on his head becomes a torturing device.
Murder follows upon murder as Macbeth tries to secure his bloody throne, until, abandoned by all allies, he holds his tyrannical sceptre over a country paralysed with fear and terror. This production will draw you into a cinematically paced ghostride of eerie shapes, smiling courtiers, stylish costumes and distorted sounds, a world made out of thunder and lighting, crowded by witches, apparitions, murderers, and sleepwalkers, in which you can see some of Shakespeare's most memorable characters come to life and experience his poetic language at its most powerful.
Since 1957, ETG has toured Europe each winter performing a Shakespeare play. Founded by Sir Derek Jacobi, we have developed a reputation both at home and abroad for producing exciting and innovative interpretations of classic texts. We traditionally visit a wide variety of venues across the whole of Western Europe travelling complete with set, lights and costumes; this enables us to produce a first class performance in any location. ETG is not only Cambridge's premier touring theatre group, but also the oldest and most respected touring group of any university.