Macbeth:Reboot

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A voice. In your head. Gets louder. Made flesh. See where temptation takes you.


Macbeth

By William Shakespeare

A visceral physical theatre production of the infamous chilling cautionary tale.

Directed and adapted by Dominic Grant
Rebooted by Reboot Theatre

Thursday 12th, Friday 13th and Saturday 14th November 2015
The Network Theatre (Location)

Programme
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Vision

What if you left your better-self behind – and it watched you?  What if it moved then from watching to trying to return?

A physical telling of the story, alongside the magnificent text affords us a whole world of theatrical possibilities.

The voices in Macbeth’s head – and Lady Macbeth’s – birth new, darker characters while the other self that is left behind still has a life, observes and ultimately tries to redeem itself.

The ghosts in our play make themselves felt more clearly than ever before. Allied to Physical Theatre techniques I honed working with Stephen Berkoff, ghosts literal, metaphoric and ghosts as energies, become flesh. For Banquo and for all the characters in the play.

Characters change, like a snake that sheds its old skin. And the new skin has a dangerous life of its own.

The focused and imaginative physical actor can create and immediately destroy anything: energies, plots, regrets and re-birth. Macbeth is a tale of darkness: Pablo Picasso’s ‘Guernica’.

Yet the undertow of humanity in the play – also ghosts and echoes – show us we are all joined: I am my brother’s keeper.

These concepts were at the forefront in early rehearsals and now continue to organically point a way forward and a way for our company to work and create theatre..

Dominic Grant, director


Cast & Production


Dominic Grant
Director

Asha Goveas
Producer

Michael Waller
Macbeth

Richard Burrel
Macbeth

Laura Marziale
Lady Macbeth

Athena Bounti
Lady Macbeth, Witch 2 & Malcom

Maxine Walker
Witch 1, Ross & Porter

Sylwia Lemanska
Witch 3, Fleance, Donalbain & Macduff’s son

Faidon Loumakis
Macduff

Jonathan Watkiss
King Duncan, Lennox, Doctor

David Evans
Banquo

Rathna Ali
Angus & Ladu Macduff

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