Friday, March 19, 2010

Sydney Theatre Company and The Border Project present

Vs Macbeth
(most of it) by William Shakespeare

Screw your courage to the sticking place. We’re about to tempt fate.

For centuries, Shakespeare’s most dangerous tragedy has spawned a legacy of theatrical superstition. In this radical version of Macbeth The Residents team up with Adelaide’s The Border Project (Highway Rock’n’Roll Disaster) to tackle the curse head-on.

Accidents will happen. Everything that goes wrong from the first rehearsal to the final curtain will be included in the show. Minor errors, major catastrophes, 400 years of historical misfortunes unleashed in a space wilfully haunted by theatrical no-no’s, live animals, broken ladders, and a lightning machine. This volatility is a platform for the doomed story of Macbeth, and a certifiable mutiny of our contemporary desire to get Shakespeare right. What could possibly go wrong?

Direct from the Adelaide Festival to Wharf 2, don’t miss The Residents’ first production in 2010.

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