By William Shakespeare
An Out of Joint Production
Directed by Max Stafford-Clark
Famed British theatre company sets Shakespeare’s classic tale in Africa.
Macbeth takes place in a brutalised country torn apart by civil war, tyrants become kings; women, warriors. The ‘Scotland’ of our modern era becomes influenced by images from recent events in central Africa, where whole sections of the population have been massacred; brutal maiming and rapes have become accustomed weapons of war and where child soldiers are commonplace. This site-specific production draws out the story of the military hero who is spurred on by his ambitious wife, and dangerously fascinated with witchcraft, unfolding in an African state torn apart by war.