Shakespeare's Globe

Macbeth [2012]

Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Maja Kleczewska

Part of the 2012 Globe to Globe Festival.

Performed in Polish by Teatr im. Kochanowskiego, from Opole, Poland.

Raves and binges lighten the nights in Maja Kleczewska's Dunsinane. In this sharply modern production which echoes the films of Lynch and Almodovar, transvestites, addicts and tracksuited gangsters wander the corridors and teeter on the brink of sanity. The Kochanowski Theatre is situated in Opole, once home of the theatrical visionary Jerzy Grotowski, and this pop culture interpretation continues a 21st century tradition of Polish Macbeths in London.


Macbeth and Banquo, victorious soldiers, encounter three Witches, who prophesy Macbeth will be King and Banquo’s children will succeed him. Driven by a desire for power and spurred on by his madly ambitious wife, Macbeth plots and murders his way to the throne, where he is plagued with guilt and hounded by his enemies.

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  • Music Waldemar Wróblewski
  • Lighting Piotr Pawlik


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