Something wicked this way comes.
"Blood will have blood".
Murder. Blood. Witches.
Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's most popular tragedies, and with good reason. It's dark and macabre. It's occult and severe. It's full of all the things that make theatre great; witches, prophesy, blood, sword fights, and murder.
After a great battle the worthy Thanes, Macbeth and Banquo, have their travels stopped upon a heath by three witches who deliver the pair two prophesies. Macbeth will be King of Scotland and Banquo, although never being King himself, will father a dynasty of Kings. From that fateful point all that ensues is horror, murder, and blood, as Macbeth and his dearest wife, murder their way to the to the top of the monarchy, but at what cost?
"What's done cannot be undone".
Shakespeare's Macbeth is a straight to the point tragedy; no distractions, no masques, no sub plots. The text follows the protagonist through every one of his moral failures and reveals to us aspects of humanity that are rarely spoken of, yet are increasingly recognizable in the modern world.
The Dire Theatre Company's' Macbeth has been work shopped and devised with the assistance of not only professional performers, but currently working Department of Education English and Drama teachers to help boil the text down to its most concentrated and potent form, ready for academic exploration.
Our MACBETH is set within a post-industrial collapse aesthetic and hones in on the horror aspects of the play, marrying the classical text with modern multimedia and theatrical devices.