19:30, Tue 2nd – Sat 6th December 2008 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 8
‘Both thought-provoking and funny Macbett is a play for our time’
Writing during the Cold War, Eugene Ionesco, the master of absurdism, transforms Shakespeare's sinister tragedy of ambition into a surreal and darkly comic tale for the modern audience. His lively parody is at once a fantastic satire and an angry commentary on 20th century life. Fusing elements of the theatre of the absurd and commedia dell'arte, Macbett will expose the corruptibility of the Everyman in a harrowingly dark, yet sharply comic production.