8th - 19th October 2013
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Presented by TRON THEATRE COMPANY + HORSECROSS ARTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH PERTH THEATRE
Directed by RACHEL O’RIORDAN
Designed by KENNY MILLER
Emerging bloodied from the battlefield, victorious generals Macbeth and Banquo witness a prophecy of three witches: Macbeth will sit on Scotland’s throne.
A dark seed of ambition has been planted, and with King Duncan feasting under their roof, Macbeth and his wife draw their daggers and take fate into their own hands. A king is murdered, a crown seized and a vicious spiral of betrayal and bloody violence begins.
Shakespeare’s shortest and most brutal tragedy of superstition and vaulting ambition is a wild ride from power and glory to greed and treachery. In a ruthless struggle to secure control of a nation, Scotland becomes a battleground where trust, loyalty and truth are only the first victims.
Director Rachel O'Riordan was nominated for a TMA award as Best Director for the Lyric Theatre, Belfast's production of Much Ado About Nothing and won this year’s Critics’ Award for Theatre in Scotland for Best Director for Perth Theatre’s February 2013 production of The Seafarer.
Warning: contains scenes of nudity and violence.
‘...this is as beautifully spoken and elegantly produced a Shakespeare as has been seen...’ **** The Guardian on Much Ado About Nothing
POST SHOW DISCUSSION SAT 12 OCTOBER, MATINEE PERFORMANCE