Macbeth - Third World Bunfight
In this radical take on Verdi’s Macbeth, Shakespeare’s story of greed, tyranny and remorse is set in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), amongst the wars and ruthless exploitation that tear that invisible corner of the world apart.
Macbeth has been adapted from Verdi’s original score by Belgian composer Fabrizio Cassol. Performed by a 12-piece on-stage chamber orchestra – the spirited trans-Balkan ‘No Borders Orchestra’ – conducted by Premil Petrovic with 10 rich-voiced South African singers, and with captivating lighting design by Felice Ross, this is theatre for today: moving, fascinating, fast-paced and threaded through with African musical and theatrical influences.
Macbeth will Premiere at the Brisbane Festival 2015 (Australian Exclusive)