Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Comedy 

  • WHEN /

     6 – 19 Apr 2019

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • DURATION /

    60 minutes (no interval) 

  • AGES /

    Recommended for ages 10+

Comedy Festival at The Coopers Malthouse

Macdeth

6 – 19 Apr 2019

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Comedy 

  • WHEN /

     6 – 19 Apr 2019

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • DURATION /

    60 minutes (no interval) 

  • AGES /

    Recommended for ages 10+

PRESENTED BY COMPANY 13 

A Shakespearian treat performed in an immediate and accessible style. A funny, cautionary tale that combines Shakespeare’s rich language with a healthy dose of invention and idiocy.

The side-splitting tale combines Shakespeare’s rich language with everyday English. It pulls no punches, leaving in all the murder and foul play; all the injustice and cruelty; all the horror of one man’s ambition gone horribly wrong... but in a fun way. This is Shakespeare unplugged and re-wired, performed with stupidity and skill! Macdeth is the perfect show for audiences who love the classics with a twist.

Company 13’s Macdeth is a cracking updated kid-friendly classic filled with physical comedy and the tastiest morsels of Shakespeare’s prose. Director James Pratt and Company 13’s four accomplished actors have devised a high-intensity, playful and powerful tale of how Macbeth and Lady Macbeth grow greedy enough to kill King Duncan and a few other innocent characters who get in the way of Macbeth and his throne.

Macdeth will blow the dust off your schoolroom Shakespeare and rejuvenate your experience of seeing a true theatre classic. Performed in an immediate, filmic style, it is great for kids and adults who are convinced Shakespeare is going to be unfathomable and boring. Be entertained by the stupidity and skill of Company 13 as they enact the dreadfully bloody tale of Macbeth’s passage from a comfortable nobleman to a despised tyrant.

Not dumbed down by any means but full of gags and self-reflective mayhem.

– Theatre Press

As an adult who has seen Macbeth a good number of times I found this work enlightening... This show is totally worth catching, really education but fun. 

– Stage Whispers