“So much of this work is memorable because of the witty energetic, beautifully timed way it is presented.”
Company 13 with the generous support from the Arts Centre Melbourne have create a new work, Macdeath.
Macdeth is the perfect show for audiences who love the classics with a twist. Company 13’s adaptation pulls no punches in making the ‘Scottish play’ a different sort of tragedy.
A reimagining of the traditional story, Macdeth includes all the previously omitted scenes – the witches brewing up an hallucinogenic cat soup, King Duncan revealing his undying passion for chocolate cake, the gothic love story of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
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 comfortable nobleman to despised tyrant.
This piece of fast-paced theatre combines Shakespeare’s rich language with a healthy dose of invention and idiocy, leaving in all the gruesome murder, foul play and pathos; all the injustice and cruelty… all accompanied by beautiful music performed live by the actors.
Funny, cautionary and fake-bloody, Macdeth is aimed at an audience of 9 -13 year old children, but it will be enjoyed by all ages. It runs for approximately 1 hour 10 mins with no interval.
This video was taken from our summer festival season at the Fairfax Studio Arts Centre Melbourne 2017. Thanks Jonathan Chong at Dropbear for the video.
Oh we also took some vox pops of the kids and parents after the show. I think they liked it. Thanks to all those who stayed and chatted with us we really appreciate your wonderful feedback.