Shakespeare Demystified: MACBETH features five actors, stretched across more than 20 roles. Utilising a minimal set, uncomplicated lighting and live music, the production focuses on the actors’ skills and the audience’s imaginative interaction to enliven Shakespeare’s words.
This will be the seventh production under the Shakespeare Demystified (SD) series. The weaving of scenes in Shakespeare’s language with narration in contemporary English has proved to make the Bard accessible to young audiences.
Macbeth, a valiant and honourable Scottish general, receives a prophecy from three “weird sisters” that he will be the next King of Scotland. Apprehensive at first, he eventually succumbs to his wife’s persuasion as well as his own ambition, and becomes king. Holding on tightly to the crown, he destroys his kingdom.
Macbeth is among the four great Shakespeare tragedies. It brings together elements like black magic, murders and political intringue; it dramatises the battle between the good and evil in the human heart. It also highlights the danger of seeking power for power’s sake.
Director: Lim Kien Lee
Script Editor: Lim Kien Lee
Cast: Lim Soon Heng, Anne James, Tung Jit Yang, Tika Mu’tamir, David H. Lim
Stage Manager: Zul Zamir
Production Manager: Lim Kien Lee