The Tragicomedy of Mac-Beth

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by Sebastian Rex

In a small room, Mac and Beth sit. They type. Words. They long to find more meaning in their lives, looking to emulate their Supervisor, the Man Behind the Door. Into their world come Ste, Whit and Che; three childish creatures who prophesise that the couple will become great - if they are willing to kill for it. And so begins a journey into their worst nightmares.

Based on Shakespeare’s great tragedy, this sparse re-imagining is told with only five characters and set in the minds of a frustrated, sleep-deprived pair. The Tragicomedy of Mac-Beth couples some of Shakespeare’s most powerful verse with Rex’s acerbic contemporary language.

Reality and hallucination merge in this unique piece of theatre, as Mac and Beth begin to feel the vice-like grip of past sins and the harrowing consequences of murder.

Other works by Sebastian Rex include The Woyzeck and Fulfil Me Fully, Phil.