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Macbeth

By William Shakespeare 

17 August – 23 August

Tickets
£5 standing
£16 - £39 seats

Company

Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio, from Hong Kong

Language

Performed in Cantonese with scene synopses in English

  • Theatre/2015/Globe/G2G Macbeth/CG

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.

Reviews 

'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.'
Financial Times  

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

Hong Kong Arts Festival

Rehearsal photos

View the full album of rehearsal photos on Flickr.

Macbeth in rehearsals: Fleance escaping from the murderers sent by Macbeth Macbeth in rehearsals: Lady Macduff converses with her son before they are killed by the murderers sent by Macbeth
Macbeth in rehearsals: The Three Witches Macbeth in rehearsals: The Scottish Doctor and the Gentlewoman attending on Lady Macbeth discovering the sleepwalking of Lady Macbeth

700 £5 tickets for every performance

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