A Silent Production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth Heads for The Theatre Royal in Dumfries: Saturday 6th August 2016

A silent production of Shakespeare’s tragic Scottish king takes centre stage on 6 August as DG Arts Live continues its mission to bring quality live performing arts to venues across the region.

Edinburgh-based theatre group Ludens Ensemble will give its silent stylised performance of Macbeth: Without Words in Dumfries’ Theatre Royal. The group works with live music, masks, puppets, projections and animation.

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Drawing from physical theatre, German Expressionism and the Brechtian Epic Theatre as well as silent cinema, the theatre company will present the tale of Shakespeare’s tragic monarch through a combination of projections, a live DJ set and surtitles.

The performance features three actors who impersonate all characters in the play. Dressed in modern costume and in Pierrot-like make-up, the actors constantly switch characters. Minimalist and cellophane covered sets, together with the aid of projections and the use of a smoke machine, evoke the sensation of a dream on stage.

Macbeth: Without Words will be staged at the Theatre Royal, Dumfries, on Saturday, 6 August, at 7.30pm.

Tickets for both plays from the Midsteeple Box Office on 01387 253383.

Further information for all shows and for a full list of up-coming performances in the DG Arts Live programme over the coming months can be obtained from www.dgartslive.org.uk