16 July – 1 August 2004
This is the time to make sacrifice. This is the time of blood.
Conceived of as an enactment of ritual, this production pays homage to the idea of a chosen sacrifice. Performed in the shadow of winter solstice, the Old Van‘s production of MACBETH is a nightmare within the head of Macbeth. This is the story of a man who, in killing another, kills himself for all time.
"A theatre of voices, of echoes and embodied sound, the rich, darkly-magical ritual quality of this stripped back production makes it superb."
JONATHAN MARCHALL, INPRESS 7
"One of the memorable, really outstanding memorable events of the whole year."
GEOFFREY MILNE, 3LO
"This is a piece of beautiful, minimalist chilling theatre. Staged with an almost complete non-existence of props and staging effects, the atmosphere is eerie and gripping. I had one of those wonderful feelings of
complete transformation only live theatre can produce."
REBECCA LISTER, HEPBURN SHIRE ADVOCATE
Written and Created by
DAVID ADAMSON, FIONA BLAIR, RICHARD BLIGH, MARK HENNESSY, STEWART MORRITT, GRANT MOULDEY, GEORGINA NAIDU, JANE NOLAN, BAGRYANA POPOV, JEANNIE VAN DE VELDE, JULIA ZEMIRO