FOLLOWING on from the success of Hamlet, the highly acclaimed Icarus Theatre Collective presents a bold and exciting new production of Shakespeare’s most bloody and fear-filled tragedy – Macbeth.
Macbeth will be staged at the Watergate Theatre on Thursday (March 15) at 8pm and Friday (March 16) at 11am. Victorious on the battlefield, Macbeth’s nobility and bravery are rewarded by an indebted king. But with each enemy slaughtered to serve Macbeth’s own vaulting ambition, his lust for power takes a deadly turn until he ferociously usurps the kingdom. His reign, baptised in bold, spirals out of control and Macbeth’s deeds come back to tear him down.
The vicious, barbaric undercurrent in Shakespeare’s epic tragedy erupts in this kinetic, blood-thirsty production that goes straight for the jugular. Blending the original verse with original music and evocative gothic design, this slick new version is perfect for audiences new to Macbeth and those already well acquainted with Shakespeare’s tragedy.
Icarus Theatre Company launched in 2004. Lauded as one of the most fearless and dynamic theatre companies in the UK, their reputation for punchy and vibrant productions of contemporary and classic theatre continues to grow. The company’s productions have won countless accolades including Time Out’s Critic Choice, as well as receiving great praise from critics and audiences alike and winning awards from as far as Romania (Best Production and Best Actress, The Lesson).
Tickets €12.50/€10 (056) 77 61674 www.watergatetheatre.com www.icarustheatre.co.uk
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