Event Macbeth
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Venue Playhouse, South Bank, QLD
Umbrella Event Brisbane Festival
First Date 15 September 2015
Last Date 19 September 2015
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description In this re-creation, a group of Congolese refugees has stumbled upon a trunk filled with sheet music, costumes and gramophone recordings of Verdi's Macbeth. This theatrical paraphernalia is the catalyst for a dramatic re-telling of Shakespeare's tale of greed, tyranny and remorse, with the Macbeths as warlords, the three witches as double-crossing businessmen and Dunsinane as the Great Lakes region of Central Africa.
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Tragedy
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Natalie Fisher Choreographer
Thomakazi Holland Chorus
Sandile Kamle Chorus
Bulelani Madondile Chorus
Jacqueline Manciya Chorus
Monde Masimini Chorus
Siphesihle Mdena Chorus
Philisa Sibeko Chorus
Fabrizio Cassol Composer From Verdi's Macbeth
Premil Petrovic Conductor
Brett Bailey Designer
Brett Bailey Director
Felice Ross Lighting Designer
Brett Bailey Original Concept
Otto Maidi Performer Banquo
Owen Metsileng Performer Macbeth
Nobulumko Mngxekeza Performer Lady Macbeth
William Shakespeare Playwright
Works
Text Nationality South Africa
Production Nationality South Africa
Further Information Australian Premiere
Data Source
Source Description
Web Brisbane Festival
Event Identifier 117609