The Macbeths is an intimate and intense re-imagining of the Scottish play.
Returning from battle, Macbeth hears a prophesy emboldening him to murder and betray. Compelled by his equally ruthless wife, Macbeth ignores his creeping sense of guilt and hopelessness and attempts to hasten the hand of fate, unwittingly ushering in the downfall of them both.
Dominic Hill’s brutal and intense production tells the Bard’s famous story in a powerfully distilled form. Set entirely on and around the couple’s bed, it explores the destructive relationship at the heart of the story.
First performed in our Circle Studio in 2017 to great acclaim, we’re collaborating with Urbancroft Films and adapting the show for online audiences to experience at home. Reuniting the original cast (Charlene Boyd and Keith Fleming), the hour-long film will capture the feverish energy of the stage performance.
Join us online as we return to the dark, sleepless world of The Macbeths. The film will be free to watch online from 8pm Thursday 3 June until midnight on Wednesday 30 June.
The film features music from my 2015 album Dichroic Light including:
- Dichroic Light performed by Abby Haywood
- Three Pieces for Bass Clarinet and Electronics: Piece Two performed by Joanna Nicholson
- Ulation performed by Emma Lloyd