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  • Start: Thursday 24 October - 19:30
  • Auditorium: Great Hall

This is London, October 1987.

This is a tale of greed, betrayal and murder.

This is Macbeth.

On the trading floor, success is all and ruthless ambition is rewarded. The only problem is, how do you control it before it consumes you?

Award-winning theatre company Proteus present a highly physical re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Macbeth as a corporate thriller set against the backdrop of the ‘greed is good’ culture of 1980s Britain.

This new production features movement from George Mann of Ad Infinitum and is set to a soundtrack of 80s electro hits, synth-inspired modern classics and interwoven with specially composed original music.

‘‘Macbeth is a story of power and corruption, betrayal and sudden violence set within a country divided against itself. With a cast that is seldom seen in major Shakespearean roles – and set in the ‘greed is good’ 80’s – this is an exciting and contemporary physical production that speaks to audiences today.” – Mary Swan, Director

Running time: 130 mins plus 20 minute interval

Age guidance: 12+ (reference to use of illegal drugs)


Special information: this performance will be followed by a Q&A

Teacher's Pack downloadable here

Pre-show dining served from 90 mins to 30 mins prior to show start.