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Company 13’s Macdeth is a cracking, updated, kid-friendly romp, filled with physical comedy and the tastiest morsels of Shakespearean language. Director James Pratt and Company 13’s extraordinary, accomplished actors have devised a high-intensity, playful and powerful take on the supernatural and gory tale of Macbeth's plot to claim the Scottish throne by killing King Duncan - and anyone else who happens to get in the way!

Macdeth blows the dust off your classroom Shakespeare to rejuvenate a true theatre classic. Performed in an immediate, filmic style, it's the perfect antidote for kids (and adults!) convinced Shakespeare is unfathomable and boring. This fast-paced, laugh-a-minute show combines Shakespeare’s rich, poetic language with a healthy dose of invention and idiocy, injecting the gore, foul play and cruelty of the original play with hilarious gags and brilliant slapstick. All this without losing the pathos of one of the greatest of all tragedies.

Be entertained by the brilliant silliness and sublime skill of Company 13 as they enact the dreadfully bloody tale of Macbeth’s passage from revered knight to despised tyrant. Funny, cautionary and fake-bloody, Macdeth will be enjoyed by all ages - especially 8 to 13-year-olds - and is a great first taste of Shakespeare.

Kingston Arts is proud to present a workshop with James Pratt & Company 13 on the art of creating character. Places are strictly limited, so book now for a masterclass in physical theatre with these amazing performers!



Thursday 4 October, 7.30pm | Friday 5 October, 11am
Character Acting Workshop | Saturday 6 October 10am-2pm


Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkdale


60 minutes




ONE PRICE $18 | GROUP 4+ $15 | WORKSHOP $15 | CONC $10

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‘Not dumbed down by any means but full of gags and self-reflective mayhem.’ Theatre Press, Rebecca Waese

‘…the play brings the violent tale to life with clowning prowess, false teeth falling in the cauldron and fake blood explosions of silly string spewing all over the stage.’ Theatre Press, Rebecca Waese