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South African director Brett Bailey presents a new production of Verdi's Macbeth, setting Shakespeare's tale of an ambitious soldier amid refugees from the Congo.

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South African director Brett Bailey presents a new production of Verdi’s Macbeth, setting Shakespeare’s tale of an ambitious soldier amid refugees from the Congo.

As the refugees flee, they come across a truck containing Verdi’s sheet music and gramophone recordings of the opera. Inspired they tell their own version of the story in which a warlord and his wife seize power in an area where the militia fight over mineral resources.

Bold visuals and a reconstructed score combine in this production that is suitable for theatergoers aged 12 and older.

Macbeth is performed in Italian with English surtitles.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 16/09/2014

Closing Night: 20/09/2014

Running time: 1h40

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Owen Metsileng, Nobulumko Mngxekeza, Otto Maidi, Sandile Kamle, Jacqueline Manciya, Monde Masimini, Siphesihle Mdena, Bulelani Madondile, Philisa Sibeko, Thomakazi Holland

Creative

Director - Brett Bailey

Producer - Barbican, KFDA/KVS, Wiener Festwochen, Theaterformen Festival and La Ferme du Buisson/Festival d’Automne à Paris

Designer - Brett Bailey

Conductor - Premil Petrovic

Music By - adapted from Verdi’s original by Fabrizio Cassol

ABOUT Barbican Theatre

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS