$480, $380, $280, $200
In English with Chinese surtitles
A dramatic sequel to Shakespeare’s Macbeth
“...a work of compelling intelligence, provocation and wit.” The Guardian
“...combines a clever, richly enjoyable bourgeois update of history with a strand of dark, beautiful poetry that disturbs the soul...” The Scotsman
“If it’s riveting spectacle, challenging ideas and human drama you want, this is the show to see.” The Times
“There's a breathtaking intensity to the dialogue...David Greig's writing is both funny and poignant throughout...Beautifully paced, engrossing drama.” Edinburgh Evening News
“A bold, brutal show with some great performances and some really meaty subject matter”British Theatre Guide
“This timely, skilfully executed production will feed the imagination long after the footlights have dimmed.” The Scotsman
Macbeth is dead, long live the King.
Under cover of night, an English army has swept through the Scottish landscape, killed the tyrant and taken the seat of power.
Attempting to restore peace and put in place a new ruler, Siward, the commanding officer, is beset by a brutal guerrilla uprising and simmering discontent amongst his own inexperienced troops. Struggling to grasp the alien customs and politics of this harsh country, he finds himself drawn towards Macbeth’s powerful widow in search of someone to share his burden of responsibility. Increasingly isolated from his own men and Scottish allies alike, his efforts to restore order appear futile as the situation spins out of control.
The compelling Scottish actress Siobhan Redmond brings Lady Macbeth electrifyingly to life inDunsinane with the acclaimed Darrell D’Silva as the increasingly unsettled English commander.
David Greig’s exhilarating play is a vision of one man’s attempt to restore peace in a country ravaged by war.
* This programme contains some strong language and violent scenes
* Recommended for ages 12 and above