Friday Jun 23

Macbeth

 

On a wild and windswept heath a whispered prophecy incites an unstoppable chain of events. The prophecy rouses the dormant ambition of a soldier, Macbeth. His wife, Lady Macbeth, lusts after the title of queen.

YHYear 10-11

by William Shakespeare

On a wild and windswept heath a whispered prophecy incites an unstoppable chain of events. The prophecy rouses the dormant ambition of a soldier, Macbeth. His wife, Lady Macbeth, lusts after the title of queen. Together the Macbeth’s plot a ghastly murder, and in doing so throw open the gates to hell.

Violence, murder and morals are put under the microscope in William Shakespeare's brilliant examination of human temptation, ambition and guilt. Macbeth is an exciting story that provokes debate and stimulates discussion.

CWTC’s Macbeth is an abridged version where three actors perform key scenes and play multiple roles. The CWTC edit concentrates on Macbeth and Lady Macbeth and their changing relationship as the play unfolds.

All performances are followed by a Q&A with the actors. Company members have broad, detailed knowledge of the play, it's historical context and can lead critical discussion on how events, characters and themes in Macbeth can be used as a resource to frame the current age.

Show duration: 65 minutes plus Q & A


Tour dates in-schools:
Term 2: Tuesday 18 April - Friday 30 June, 2017
Term 3: Monday 17 July - Friday 20 September, 2017
Term 4: Monday 9 October - Friday 20 October, 2017

At the Abbotsford Convent:
Four performances of Macbeth for smaller school groups will be held at the Abbotsford Convent: 
Term 2: Thursday 15th June, 10.00am & 1.00pm
Term 3: Thursday 7th Sept, 10.00am & 1.00pm
Places limited

Requirements:
Minimum performance space required:     6m x 6m

Set up time:                 60 mins
Bump out time:           20 mins
Other:                           Access to power

Cost:
Groups over 120 student: $9.50 per student

Groups under 120 students: $1140.00 minimum performance fee
All prices include gst
Cancellation fee applies