This slick production is perfect for audiences new to Macbeth and those already well acquainted with Shakespeare’s tragedies.
The vicious, barbaric undercurrent in Shakespeare's most fear-filled tragedy erupts in this kinetic, blood-thirsty production.
Unrivalled on the battlefield, Macbeth is rewarded with rank and favour by a grateful king. But war has left scars. With each enemy Macbeth butchers to serve his own vaulting ambition, his lust for power takes a more menacing grip. Spectres slaughtered on the battlefield drip poison in his ear, and passions erupt as he ferociously seizes the throne. But, violence breeds violence, and a reign born in blood quickly spirals out of control as Macbeth's demons return to destroy him.
Set in the 11th century and culminating in an epic battle filled with revenge, justice, and beheadings, Icarus blends traditional and physical theatre and brings vividly to life some of literature's most vibrant language and characters
Director: Max Lewendel
Assistant Directors: Mary Taylor & Miztli Cadena Neville
Movement Director: Carrie Meuller
Fight Director: Ronin Traynor
Historical & Military Advisor: Tony Green
Production Coordinator: Meg Jones
Set Designer: Mayou Trikerioti
Costume Designer: Lauren Pratt
Sound Designer: Theo Holloway
Lighting Designer: Zachary Holton
Assoc Set Design: Marouso Marinopoulou
CSM: Zachary Holton
DSM: Sam Holton
Assistant Producer: Saba Burali
Photographer: James Oaten
Macbeth: Joel Gorf
Lady Macbeth: Sophie Brooke
Lady Macduff: Emma Carter
Macduff: Richard Maxted
Banquo: Matthew Bloxham, John Eastman
Malcolm: Kaiden Dubois, Richard Hay
Duncan: Zachary Holton
Icarus takes on this challenging and daunting play with a nine-person cast in a riveting and refreshing style. This will be clear, kinetic, and accessible, perfect for newcomers to the bard as well as aficianados of Shakespearean language.
Rich, gothic designs inspired by the nightmares of Edgar Alan Poe supported by high production values bring this production to audiences across the UK.
Free programmes for school groups
(normally £2 - £5)
Each production can be accompanied by a full array of workshops and curricular activities.
"Traditional and fast-paced, Icarus should be commended"
"Opening with a dramatic sword fight on a darkened set with a full moon shining down on the actors, and immediately we are transported into the world of Shakespeare".
"Atmospheric depth is brought to Max Lewendel's production through the highly effective use of red lightening scars".