With a cast of only 9, the production uses simple but striking costumes and set to bring this modern take on Macbeth alive. Dancers clad in black weave the tragic story of Macbeth and his wife Lady Macbeth, a couple driven to self-destruction and madness as they're sent on a murder spree by the whispers of deamons. Their own greed leads to their destruction.
The story sticks fairly true to Shakespeare's original play, but it is delivered in a bold new way. Even those who aren't familiar with much dance theatre will find the performance moving and emotive. The show does have some dark themes, and is recommended for audiences over 11 years of age. The show contains scenes of violence, gore and blood
Ticket Prices: Adults £21 Concession £15 Friends of the TRW £18 Schools/Groups (more than 8) £12 Friends of the Theatre Royal Winchester also have a special 2-for-1 offer for opening night.
Show Times: January 31st - 7:30pm February 1st - 7:30pm The show runs for 1hr 20mins (plus interval).
The opening night performance on Wednesday January 31st will be followed by a post show talk with the cast and creatives. The performance will be the official world premiere of Mark Bruce's Macbeth and the show will continue to tour around England. It will be back in Hampshire from May 10th to May 12th at the Salisbury Playhouse.
The Theatre Royal Winchester is located on Jewry St, Winchester. It is approximately 12 miles from Southampton City Centre. For more information about what is currently showing and upcoming shows at the Theatre Royal Winchester, head to their website.