Project Macbeth 2013

Written by Simon SharkeyProject M

Directed by Rob Whitehead

Performance Dates: June 21, 22, 23*, 27, 28 & 29 & July 5, 6, 7*, 11, 12 & 13.

Doors & licensed bar open 30 minutes prior to curtain.

Tickets: Adult $18, Concession $16, Members/Children $14.

Bookings: Elaine Gilberthorpe (08) 9378 1990 or bookings@garricktheatre.asn.au

Synopsis:
Macbeth – hero or villain? This play , written by Simon Sharkey for the National Theatre of Scotland, attempts to let the real Macbeth speak for himself. Yet what do we really know about him apart from what Shakespeare tells us?

Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” echoes across the centuries as an all powerful pervading myth that eats away at reality. What chance does the real man have of telling his story when confronted by this amorphous monster?

In this retelling, the real battle is not with Macduff but with Shakespeare’s play itself, as Macbeth, all but subsumed by the myth, struggles to be heard.