DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama present
Macbeth, By William Shakespeare
Directed by Mary Moynihan
Produced by Annette Flynn
“It will have blood they say, blood will have blood”
A play of treachery and bloodshed, of violent deeds and haunting remorse that ventures into the darkest places of human experience
Over 400 years after it was first written and performed, William Shakespeare’s tale of ambition, political intrigue, murder and remorse remains as relevant as ever.
Many people are familiar with the tale of the ambitious Scots nobleman who goes on a murderous rampage following a prophecy of power from three mysterious witches only to discover that you should be careful what you wish for. Adapted for a contemporary audience and presented by an ensemble cast of DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama First Year Drama Students from the BA in Drama (Performance), this production highlights the continuing relevance of this masterpiece.
Director Mary Moynihan, Artistic Director and Theatre Consultant for Smashing Times Theatre Company and a full-time lecturer at the Conservatory, offers up a new take on the timeless tale, whilst retaining the compelling qualities that make this story so engaging.
Speaking of the production Mary Moynihan said: “For me, Shakespeare’s characters are compelling, showing humanity in all its virtues and vices. His language is very accessible, when the actors find the rhythm, like a human heartbeat, they make it come alive. It’s often forgotten that Shakespeare was writing for a sophisticated theatre audience drawn from all classes of society at the time. They expected entertainment and to be emotionally engaged. Shakespeare’s Macbeth is an experience not to be missed.’’
Macbeth runs for three nights only, 1st, 2nd and 3rd May at 7.30pm nightly in The Theatre, DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6.
Performances: 1st, 2nd, 3rd May, 2012
Times: Nightly 7.30pm
Venue: DIT Theatre, Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6
Tickets: €5 at door
Info: 086 150 5359