Macdeth by Company 13

Company 13’s Macdeth is a cracking updated kid-friendly classic filled with physical comedy and the tastiest morsels of Shakespeare’s prose. Director James Pratt and Company 13’s four accomplished actors have devised a high-intensity, playful and powerful tale of how Macbeth and Lady Macbeth grow greedy enough to kill King Duncan and a few other innocent characters who get in the way of Macbeth and his throne.

Macdeth will blow the dust off your schoolroom Shakespeare and rejuvenate your experience of seeing a true theatre classic. Performed in an immediate, filmic style, it is great for kids and adults who are convinced Shakespeare is going to be unfathomable and boring. Be entertained by the stupidity and skill of Company 13 as they enact the dreadfully bloody tale of Macbeth’s passage from a comfortable nobleman to a despised tyrant.

This piece of fast-paced theatre combines Shakespeare’s rich language with a healthy dose of invention and idiocy, leaving in all the gruesome murder, foul play and pathos; all the injustice and cruelty… all accompanied by beautiful music performed live by the actors.

Funny, cautionary and fake-bloody, Macdeth is aimed at an audience of 8 -13-year-old children, but it will be enjoyed by all ages and is a great first taste of Shakespeare.

‘Not dumbed down by any means but full of gags and self-reflective mayhem.’ Theatre Press, Rebecca Waese

‘…the play brings the violent tale to life with clowning prowess, false teeth falling in the cauldron and fake blood explosions of silly string spewing all over the stage.’ Theatre Press, Rebecca Waese

‘As an adult who has seen Macbeth a good number of times I found this work enlightening.’ Stage Whispers, Suzanne Sandow

‘This show is totally worth catching, really educational but fun.’ Stage Whispers, Suzanne Sandow

A funny, cautionary, fake-bloody tale with Shakespeare's rich language and a good dose of invention.

4th Apr 2018 to 29th Nov 2018

Company 13
Duration: 65 minutes no interval
Artform: Children's Theatre
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Date Venue Location More info
4th Apr 2018 Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre 35 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang, 3752
6th Apr 2018 Burnie Arts and Functions Centre 77 - 79 Wilmot Street, Burnie, 7320
10th Apr 2018 Whitehorse Centre 397 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading, 3131
11th Apr 2018 Williamstown Town Hall 104 Ferguson St, Williamstown, 3016
2nd Oct 2018 Burrinja 351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey, 3158
4th Oct 2018 Kingston Arts Centre 979 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin, 3189
11th Oct 2018 West Gippsland Arts Centre Albert Street, Warragul, 3820
23rd Nov 2018 Portland Arts Centre Cnr Glenelg & Bentinck Streets, Portland, 3305
21st Nov 2018 Ararat Performing Arts Centre Barkly Street, Ararat, 3377
27th Nov 2018 Hamilton Performing Arts Centre 113 Brown St, Hamilton, 3300
29th Nov 2018 Geelong Performing Arts Centre 50 Little Malop Street, Geelong