Macbett archiveTwo generals, Macbett and Banco, put down a rebellion. In payment for their heroic service Archduke Duncan promises to bestow on them land, titles and cash, but he reneges on the deal. Encouraged by the seductive Lady Duncan, Macbett plots to assassinate the Archduke and crown himself King. Trying to maintain his tenuous grip on the throne through a vicious cycle of murder and bloodshed, Macbett is haunted by the ghosts of his victims and discovers that his new wife is not all that she seems. Written during the Cold War, Ionesco's Macbett remoulds Shakespeare's Macbeth into a furiously comic tale of ambition, corruption, cowardice and excess, creating a tragic farce which takes human folly to its wildest extremes. Macbett is performed by the acting ensemble from Macbeth


David Troughton, Patrick O'Kane, Jude Akuwidike, Richard Atwill, Thane Bettany, Sam Cox, Brian Doherty, Ryan Gage, Emmanuel Ighodoro, Sean Kearns, Jason Nwoga, Mark Theodore, Joel Trill, Mojisola Adebayo, Frances Ashman, Derbhle Crotty, Pauline Hutton, Sarah Malin


Author: Eugene Ionesco
Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
Translation: Tanya Ronder
Director: Silviu Purcarete
Design: Helmut Sturmer
Lighting: Helmut Sturmer
Costume: Lia Mantoc
Music: Vasile Sirli
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Macbett (Play) production archive for QTIX code T263925512. Details of all Macbett archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01616598572

Archive Listings

11 Sep 07
15 Sep 07
Northern Stage
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
25 May 07
21 Jul 07
Swan Theatre

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