This Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Com-pany 13 bring our littlest comedy lovers a cracking, kid-friendly classic, filled with physical comedy and the tastiest morsels of Shakespeare’s prose! From the 6th to the 19th of April, audiences are invited to blow the dust off their schoolroom Shakespeare and experience a true theatre classic with Company 13’s, Macdeth at Melbourne’s iconic Coopers Malthouse.
Great for kids and adults alike who are convinced Shakespeare is going to be unfathomable and boring, Macdeth is a riveting and hilarious tale combining Shakespeare’s rich language with everyday English. It pulls no punches, taking audience members on a journey of murder and foul play, injustice and cruelty… and one man’s ambition gone horribly wrong.
Launching in 2006, Company 13 started as a group of 13 theatre maker friends who had trained in Melbourne un-der the renowned teacher John Bolton in the Jacques le Coq tradition of European physical theatre forms. 12 years later the company are now incredibly well-known for their exquisite clowning, music, and storytelling. They create wickedly funny, dark, and thought provoking works.
This Melbourne International Comedy Festival, join Company 13 for a limited return season as they enact the dreadfully bloody tale of Macbeth’s passage from a comfortable nobleman, to despised tyrant. This is Shake-speare unplugged and re-wired. The perfect show for those who love their classics with a twist!
April 6 – 19