By William Shakespeare
17 August – 23 August
£16 - £39 seats
Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio, from Hong Kong
Performed in Cantonese with scene synopses in English
When three witches tell Macbeth that he is destined to occupy the throne of Scotland, he and his wife kill the first man standing in their path, the virtuous King Duncan. But to maintain his position, Macbeth must keep on killing – first Banquo, his old comrade-in-arms; then, as the atmosphere of guilt and paranoia thickens, anyone who seems to threaten his tyrant’s crown.
The hybrid culture of Hong Kong informs this production of the Scottish play from the eminent director’s outstanding and groundbreaking troupe. Described as the ‘alchemist of minimalist theatre’, Tang Shu-wing works with simple staging, voice and movement, to release the energies of classic texts.
'Tang Shu-wing’s staging has a pleasing simplicity and uses dynamic, vivid imagery to deliver the story... There is a bewitching hypnotic grace to this spare, psychologically-focused Macbeth, and both the eerie creaking sounds from the witches and the atmospheric music linger long in the mind.'
Supported by the Arts Development Fund of the Home Affairs Bureau, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Co-commissioned by Hong Kong Arts Festival
View the full album of rehearsal photos on Flickr.
700 £5 tickets for every performance
Get close to the stage and the action with our standing tickets in the Yard.