It will have blood they say. Blood will have blood.
The thumping sound of Drum ‘n’ Bass cascades down the corridors of Dunsinane. An ominous beat reverberates through the dank fog of YMT’s dystopian reimagining of Shakespeare’s perennial horror story Macbeth. This thrilling new piece of music theatre from Stuart Harvey and Belfast-born Garth McConaghie combines fierce electronic music with contemporary choreography: this is Shakespeare as you’ve never seen it before.
Set in a nameless Asian state sometime in the future, the digital world has come to a grinding end, the internet crashes, screens randomly flicker in the corridors of power. Macbeth, an ambitious head of security, monitors groups of young men and women attempting to bring the establishment down. But a super-natural encounter is going to change all that. A story of treachery, deceit and blind ambition is to be found in the shadows of a neo-noir world where no one can be trusted.
This production is produced by Youth Music Theatre UK, giving opportunities for young people to perform on the UK’s top theatrical stages.