Mon 26 March 2012 at 7.30pm
Icarus Theatre Co
NB: matinees for schools Mon at 11am and Tues at 10am and 1.30pm. All tickets €10 (Teachers free). Please book directly with the box office on 0749120777.
Something wicked this way comes...
The vicious, barbaric undercurrent in Shakespeare's epic erupts in this kinetic, blood-thirsty production.
Victorious on the battlefield, Macbeth's nobility and bravery are rewarded by an indebted king. But with each enemy slaughtered to serve Macbeth's own vaulting ambition, his lust for power takes a deadly turn until he ferociously usurps the kingdom. His reign, baptised in blood, spirals out of control and Macbeth's deeds come back to tear him down.
Featuring a cast of seven, this new production goes straight for the jugular. Blending traditional and inventive physical theatre techniques, original music, evocative design, and using the original verse, this slick production is perfect for audiences new to Macbeth and those already well acquainted with Shakespeare's tragedies.
"Traditional and fast-paced, it is a well-staged and watchable version of the Scottish play." Edinburgh Spotlight
****"the on-stage chemistry between Brookes and Joel Gorf is electrifying" Three Weeks