Company 13’s Macdeth is a Shakespearian treat performed in an immediate and accessible style. A funny, cautionary and fake-bloody tale that combines Shakespeare’s rich language with a healthy dose of invention and idiocy.
Macdeth is the perfect show for audiences who love the classics with a twist. Macdeth pulls no punches in making the Scottish play a different sort of tragedy. It includes all the previously omitted scenes – the witches brewing up a hallucinogenic cat soup, King Duncan revealing his undying passion for chocolate cake, the gothic love story of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
Created for children aged nine and above and their families, the show is perfect for kids who have never seen Shakespeare or think the classics are a ticket to the land of sleep.
The side-splitting tale combines Shakespeare’s rich language with a healthy dose of invention and idiocy. 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.