Macbeth

by William Shakespeare

Dolls in Macbeth, 2010 (photo: Christine Cellier)

Wednesday 6 – Saturday 9 July, 2011
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Leper Chapel, Barnwell Junction, Newmarket Road, Cambridge
Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions)

‘Fair is foul and foul is fair’

A little girl is playing with a doll. On the floor is a corpse.

‘When shall we three meet again?’

Broken dolls, heads and limbs are scattered around. A battlefield? A playroom?

‘There to meet with Macbeth’.

The little girl bashes her doll’s head violently on a box. The corpse moves and starts breathing.

‘A drum! A drum! Macbeth doth come!’

A remarkable study in personal and political violence and its effect on the human soul, this intense two-hander, performed by Richard Spaul and Bella Stewart, was first seen in 2003. Claustrophobic and bloody, in the superbly eerie atmosphere of The Leper Chapel, this is the the scariest Macbeth you’re ever likely to see.

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