Performed by Company 13 - also see workshop option below
Friday October 12th at 6.30pm
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.
4 hour Devising Theatre workshop with the amazing Company 13
10am - 2pm Saturday October 13
This workshop will explore what it is like to start with nothing to create a performance with the techniques Company 13 uses to make their shows.
You will come away from this workshop invigorated and with distinct tools to make your own work.
This workshop will explore the following theatrical aspects in a collaborative setting:
- the improvisational techniques to explore devising in an ensemble.
- the use of theatrical forms such as clown, character, melodrama to make content.
- How to work from a narrative to adapt and make original work.
- Simple theatrical principles to help shape and define devising work.
Ages 13years and above - Workshop Tickets are $20
This workshop will work for individuals and already existing ensembles.
Touring partner: Regional Arts Victoria
Funding partner: Court in the act theatre