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The Curse Of Macbeth (Cambridge University ADC)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2011

This is Macbeth seen through a shattered looking glass. Screams, whispers, and horrible faces haunt the stage through a series of nightmarish mirrors in this astonishing reworking of Shakespeare’s play. The original script is effectively condensed, shot through with dissonant songs and black humour, creating an astonishingly intense experience. The murky happenings behind the mirrors dominate each scene, lending new, horrifying interpretations and almost overshadow an excellent cast. The piece has a terrible energy, quickly transforming the stage – and the characters – and sending them on a hellish descent into madness, dragging the audience with them. This is a bold, electrifying take on Macbeth and every element is seemingly flawless. I strongly urge you take a step through this looking glass.

The Playhouse at Hawke and Hunter Green Room, 3 – 29 Aug (not 15), 4.00pm (5.10pm), £9.50 – £10.50, fpp252.
tw rating 5/5