Presented by State Theatre Company
By William Shakespeare
Macbeth. The perfect embodiment of ego and ambition? Or a grief stricken soldier trying to fill a hole in his heart that has no end? Lady Macbeth. The mistress of manipulation and power behind or throne? Or a shattered not-quite mother, fractured from the world around her? This extraordinary tale charts the brutal rise and fall of one of the theatre’s most complex couples as we follow them on their increasingly merciless path towards the crown.
Shakespeare’s grand tragedy will be jump-started by the State Theatre Company Ensemble, with Nathan O’Keefe (Things I Know To Be True, Betrayal) and Anna Steen (The Importance of Being Earnest, The 39 Steps) as the conjoined, madly beating hearts around which a vengeance-soaked world spins.
It will be breathless. It will be bloody. It will be bold.
Off Stage Post-Show Party
8 Sept, 8pm
Keith's Matinee Club
13 Sept, 11am
You are invited to stay back in the theatre after the above performance to discover the magic of theatre as Keith Conlon hosts a passionate exploration behind the scenes.
Audio Described Performances
12 Sept, 6.30pm & 16 Sept, 2pm
People with vision impairment are invited to attend these performances with an audio description of the play designed for their needs. Join us one hour prior to the performance time listed for a pre-show discussion of the set and stage, a touch tour with the opportunity to feel the costumes and props as well as being introduced to the cast. Special audio information will be available via www.statetheatrecompany.com.au a few days prior to the performance. Book Audio Described performances here.
Audience members who require hearing assistance can access the Beyerdynamic Hearing System in the Dunstan Playhouse and Space Theatre. Transmitter packs can be borrowed from the Box Office in the Dunstan Playhouse foyer half an hour before the performance, or pre-book with your ticket purchase with the link above. Patrons can also bring their own headphones.
13 Sept, 11am & 6.30pm
These captioned performances are provided in the Dunstan Playhouse to enhance the theatre experience for those who have difficulty hearing. The text of the play will be displayed in real time on plasma screens next to the stage. As not all seats will have the best view of the screens, please contact BASS on 131 246 if you require a caption accessible seat.
Director Geordie Brookman
Designer Victoria Lamb
Lighting Designer Geoff Cobham
With the State Theatre Company Ensemble Rachel Burke, Miranda Daughtry, Rashidi Edward, Dale March, Nathan O’Keefe and Anna Steen.
Guest Artists Elena Carapetis and Chris Pitman.
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