The year is 2038, and the political landscape of the UK has changed considerably. The country’s Prime Minister, Duncan McDougan, has broken away from Europe for good, and tensions are bristling with the surrounding nations. Ambitious politician James Macbeth senses a sea change, and, influenced by his ambitious wife and the media, sets about putting his plan into action.
Students from the UAL Performance for Stage and Screen course at SGS College are proud to present a site-specific performance of Macbeth, using various locations around the Stroud Shakespeare Festival site. Led by the mercurial Porter, the audience will witness the rise and fall of the ambitious politician Macbeth, within a very modern and relevant context. Utilising interactive and multimedia elements in real-time, the play will be an exploration of how a society's landscape can be easily manipulated by nefarious elements of the media in order to gain political influence.
Please note: due to the nature of this production, there will be no (or very little) seating, and you will be required to move with the actors around the site. If this is an issue, please let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Duration: 75 mins