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Macbeth

By William Shakespeare. Retold by imitating the dog

It will have blood, they say

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.

Blood will have blood 

Fusing live action with innovative video technology, imitating the dog bring their “breathtakingly inventive” (The Times) style of storytelling to Shakespeare’s tragic tale of ambition, destiny and downfall.

An audacious and daring retelling made for the audiences of today, Macbeth is a neon noir thriller where Shakespeare’s original language collides with startling new scenes, stunning visuals, and a powder-keg intensity.

Macbeth has been selected as one of The Guardian’s best theatre, dance and comedy tickets to book in 2023 and as part of The Times’ 60 best events to book in 2023.

 

WARNINGS

Age Recommendation: 14+ 

  • Flashing imagery and lighting effects
  • Loud noises, including gunshots
  • Strong language
  • Scenes featuring moments, descriptions and images of violence and firearms
  • Simulated smoking
  • Reference to child abuse

If you would benefit from more specific information about emotive content and themes, please contact thedog@imitatingthedog.co.uk

Duration

Approximate
Part 1: 55 mins
Part 2: 53 mins

FAQ

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The full show is available to watch here.

Dates

CAST, DONCASTER

21 - 22 Feb 2023

Box office: (0)1302 303 959

Tickets on sale: NOW

HARROGATE THEATRE

24 - 25 Feb 2023

Box office: 01423 502116

Tickets on sale: NOW

THE DUKES LANCASTER

28 Feb - 4 Mar, 2023

Box office: 01524 598500

Tickets on sale: NOW

THE LOWRY, SALFORD

8 - 11 Mar, 2023

Box office: 0343 208 6000

Tickets on sale: NOW

GALA DURHAM

16 - 17 Mar, 2023

Box office: 03000 266 600

Tickets on sale: NOW

THEATER WINTERTHUR, SWITZERLAND

Tues 21 Mar, 2023

Box office: 052 267 66 80

Tickets on sale: NOW

STADTTHEATER SCHAFFHAUSEN, SWITZERLAND

Thur 23 Mar, 2023

Box office:

Tickets on sale: NOW

THEATER CASINO ZUG, SWITZERLAND

Sat 25 Mar, 2023

Box office: +41 41 729 05 50

Tickets on sale: NOW

MERCURY THEATRE, COLCHESTER

18 - 20 April, 2023

Box office: 01206 573948

Tickets on sale: NOW

LIVERPOOL PLAYHOUSE

25 - 29 April, 2023

Box office: 0151 709 4776

Tickets on sale: NOW

LAWRENCE BATLEY THEATRE, HUDDERSFIELD

3 - 6 May, 2023

Box office: 01484 430528

Tickets on sale: NOW

Quotes

4 stars
"Don’t go to this expecting to see the play you know. Don’t go for a quiet night out. But do go."
5 stars
"a modern work of art"
4 stars
"a combination of the right choice at the right time are what bring this retelling to life"
"another feat of technical wizardry"
"neon-tinted remix plays like a cinematic thriller"
"a clever deconstruction remastered before your eyes"

Credits

  • Adapted and directed by Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks
  • Set Design by Simon Wainwright
  • Video Design by Davi Callanan and Simon Wainwright
  • Lighting Design by Andrew Crofts
  • James Hamilton - Composer and Co-Sound Designer
  • Rory Howson - Co-Sound Designer and Technical Manager & Audio Engineer on Tour
  • Laura Spark - Video Associate
  • Charlotte Dack - Costume Designer
  • Ellie Collyer-Bristow CDG - Casting Director
  • Tom Langford - Production Manager
  • Simon Fletcher - Props & Design Assistant and Video & Lighting Technician on Tour
  • Hannan Finnegan - Company Stage Manager
  • Alan Cox - Video System Designer
  • Steve Jackson - Video Engineer
  • Tallulah Harris - Stage Manager, Production
  • Adam Steed - Sound Engineer
  • Matt Carnazza - Video and Lighting Technician
  • Sodium Films (Tom Box, Sarah Oglesby, Denmarc Creary) - Production Filming
  • Ed Waring - Production Photography
  • Julie Brown - ITD Exec Director
  • Morven Macbeth - ITD Associate Practitioner and Company Producer
  • Lauren Randall - ITD Communications and Audience Development Officer
  • Ben Mellor - ITD Creative Engagement Manager
  • Dick Bonham - Tour Programmer
  • Duncan Clarke PR - Production PR Manager
  • Louise Bryning - Tour PR Support
  • Tricia Coleman - Development Producer
  • Katy Livsey - Production Assistant & Captions
  • Anja Bryan-Smith - Stage Manager (for Mercury Theatre, Liverpool Playhouse & Lawrence Batley Theatre)

Cast

  • Benjamin Westerby as Macbeth
  • Maia Tamrakar as Lady Macbeth
  • Laura Atherton as Witch/Ensemble
  • Stefan Chanyaem as Witch/Ensemble
  • Matt Prendergast as Witch/Ensemble

Programmes & Resources

Learn

Free Digital Learning Toolkit for Macbeth

Learning Resources