• YMT Summer Season - Macbeth 2014
  • YMT Summer Season - Macbeth 2014

Macbeth (2014)

Lyric Theatre Belfast
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 7:45pm to Saturday, 26 July 2014 - 7:45pm

Creative team:

New Music Theatre by Garth McConaghie and Stuart Harvey
Choreography by Rachel Birch-Lawson
Music Direction by Shane McVicker
Set & Costume Design by Chris de Wilde
Video Design by Joe Stathers-Tracey

Synopsis

The thumping sound of Drum ‘n’ Bass cascades down the corridors of Dunsinane. An ominous beat reverberates through the dank fog of YMT's dystopian reimagining of Shakespeare's perennial horror story Macbeth.This thrilling new piece of music theatre combines fierce electronic music with contemporary choreography: this is Shakespeare as you've never seen it before.

With the direction from the accomplished Stuart Harvey and music by Belfast-born Garth McConaghie, YMT's Macbeth is a truly thought-provoking musical version of this classical play.

Set in a nameless Asian state sometime in the future, the digital world has come to a grinding end, the internet crashes, screens randomly flicker in the corridors of power. Macbeth, an ambitious head of security, monitors groups of young men and women attempting to bring the establishment down. But a super-natural encounter is going to change all that. A story of treachery, deceit and blind ambition is to be found in the shadows of a neo-noir world where no one can be trusted. A challenging musical theatre version of the classic play in a digital dystopia.

Performance dates and times

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 7:45pm
Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 2:30pm
Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 7:45pm
Friday, 25 July 2014 - 7:45pm
Saturday, 26 July 2014 - 2:30pm
Saturday, 26 July 2014 - 7:45pm

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