A co-production between The Border Project and the Sydney Theatre Company.

Screw your courage to the sticking-place. We’re about to tempt fate. For centuries, Shakespeare’s most dangerous tragedy has spawned a legacy of theatrical superstition. In this radical version of Macbeth – there, we’ve said it – Adelaide’s The Border Project team up with the Sydney Theatre Company’s newly formed ensemble The Residents to tackle the curse head-on.

Accidents will happen. Everything that goes wrong from the first rehearsal to the final curtain will be included in the show. Minor errors, major catastrophes, 400 years of historical misfortunes unleashed in a space wilfully haunted by theatrical no-no’s, live animals, broken ladders, and a lightning machine. This volatility is a platform for the doomed story of Macbeth, and a certifiable mutiny of our contemporary desire to get Shakespeare right.

What could possibly go wrong?

Warning: Occupational Health and Safety Nightmare.

Contains smoke, strobe, nudity, electricity and a black cat.

Premiere season for The 2010 Adelaide Festival

Adaptation Cameron Goodall & Sam Haren
Direction Sam Haren
Performed by Alice Ansara, Cameron Goodall, David Heinrich, Ursula Mills, Amber McMahon, Julia Ohannessian, Zindzi Okenyo, Richard Pyros, Sophie Ross, Tahki Saul, Brett Stiller and Alirio Zavarce.
Costume Designer/Associate Designer Mel Page
Co-Set Designers Matthew Kneale & Sam Haren
Lighting Designer Govin Ruben
Composer/Sound Designer David Heinrich
Associate SoundDesigner John Reid
Video Artist Richard Back
Fight Choreographer Scott Witt

Photography by David Wilson



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