Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Macbeth is a concert interpretation of Shakespeare's original text that was conceived out of Zuidpool's first reading of the play in English. The company's core trio (Jorgen Cassier, Koen van Kaam & Sofie Decleir) was struck by the musicality in Shakespeare's original text when they read it in English. Rather than stage a literal fully-realized theatre production in Dutch, the company chose to stage Macbeth in English as a raw, minimal live concert, equipped with an original score by two of Belgium's greatest alternative musicians Mauro Pawlowski & Tijs Delbeke.
Macbeth is a music theatre deconstruction of one of Shakespeare's most recognizable works. A dynamic and feverish production that borders between underground opera and rock concert.