Company 13 offer up a treat for our youngest Comedy lovers This MICF with Macdeth
Great for kids and adults alike who are convinced Shakespeare is going to be unfathomable and boring, 'Macdeth' is a riveting and hilarious tale combining Shakespeare’s rich language with everyday English. It pulls no punches, taking audience members on a journey of murder and foul play, injustice and cruelty... and one man’s ambition gone horribly wrong.
“We wanted to make a bloody tragedy about greed and avarice, full of foul purpose and murder, that was funny, engaging, and playfully theatrical.”, adds Director and Company 13 ensemble member James Pratt.
“We have a very accessible style for children and adults alike that can combine the ridiculous and the dramatic. Macbeth offers a clear linear narrative so it lends itself to a relatively easy story to follow, and it’s themes are very relevant. The style of this production is also very unique to the work Company 13 creates. Audiences can expect stupidity and drama, and a good story told with a lot of playfulness.”
Launching in 2006, Company 13 started as a group of 13 theatre maker friends who had trained in Melbourne under the renowned teacher John Bolton in the Jacques le Coq tradition of European physical theatre forms. 12 years later the company are now incredibly well-known for their exquisite clowning, music, and storytelling. They create wickedly funny, dark, and thought provoking works.
This Melbourne International Comedy Festival, join Company 13 for a limited return season as they enact the dreadfully bloody tale of Macbeth’s passage from a comfortable nobleman, to despised tyrant. This is Shakespeare unplugged and re-wired. The perfect show for those who love their classics with a twist!
Created and devised by Fiona Roake, John Forman, Christian Bagin Vanessa Chapel and Aurora Kurth
Directed by James Pratt
Performed by James Pratt, Christian Bagin, Fiona Roake and John Forman