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Press Release: Macbeth Rehearsal Images Released

19th January 2023 by Lauren Randall


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Rehearsal images released for the imitating the dog production of Macbeth

imitating the dog have released rehearsal images for the premiere of their audacious and dazzling new retelling of William Shakespeare’s tale of ambition, betrayal, and downfall – Macbeth. 

The rehearsal images feature the production’s creative team and cast members Benjamin Westerby, Maia Tamrakar, Laura Atherton, Stefan Chanyaem and Matt Prendergast.

Three mysterious figures enter the stage. They talk of the hurly-burly, of thunder and lightning, and of a young couple who believe they can overthrow the old regime. They conjure the Macbeths, placing them in a dangerous new world where paranoia, betrayal, and brutality rule. 

imitating the dog’s daring retelling of Macbeth is a neon noir thriller where Shakespeare’s original language collides with startling new scenes, stunning visuals, and a powder-keg intensity.

imitating the dog have been making ground-breaking work for theatres and other spaces for 25 years. Their work, which fuses live performance with digital technology, has been seen by hundreds of thousands of people in venues, outdoor festivals, and events across the world. Past productions have included Hotel MethuselahA Farewell to Arms, Heart of Darkness, Night of The Living Dead ™ – Remix, Dr Blood’s Old Travelling Show and most recently Dracula: The Untold Story. Earlier this year the company staged Cinema Inferno, a ground-breaking new show for the Parisian haute couture house Maison Margiela, based on an original concept by creative director John Galliano, for Maison Margiela’s Artisanal 2022 collection as part of the official Paris Haute Couture Calendar.

Directed by imitating the dog’s Artistic Directors Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks, Macbeth will open at Cast, Doncaster from 21-22 February then will tour till 6 May. 

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