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Bussey Building

Shakespeare (adapted by the Company)


Paul Tomlinson

Production Design


Lighting Design

Ben Jacobs

The post-apocalyptic future evoked in Macbeth feels uncomfortably close to the present. Mike Lees’ bare set, on which the flak-jacketed, feuding warlords play out their deadly power games, brings to mind war-torn Raqqa or bombed-out Mogadishu. Among heaps of rubble and detritus, the black-veiled witches scheme and set the wheels of destiny in motion. 

The stage

Designer Mike Lees gives us a suitably dusty setting of rubble and destruction all too suggestive of recent tv news footage from Raqqa or Mosul. Civilisation crushed into annihilation. 

My theatre mates

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