Macbeth Unsexed at the Edinburgh Fringe
St Mary’s Calne presents…
Madness, mayhem and murder played out by an all female cast of ‘lady-killers’. Shakespeare well seasoned with black widow humour and a pinch of Artaud thrown into the pot! Tragedy retold from the perspective of Lady Macbeth, the witches and a band of female murderers - real and fictional - transported from other times and literature. Think: Shakespearean Killer Queen meets Myra Hindley, Medea and a host of deadly beauties. Hell hath no fury like this! Caustic comedy by the drop-dead gorgeous sirens of Venus Flytrap Productions – from St Mary’s Calne. The Scottish play as never seen before!
‘Macbeth Unsexed’ is a very powerful evocation/adaptation of the Scottish play with emphasis on the dark humour of Theatre of Cruelty, incorporating Physical Theatre and music. The story is told from the perspectives of Lady Macbeth, the witches and a host of female murderers (real and fictional) taken from other times and literature. It has fast pace, requires minimal props and is flexible in terms of theatrical space. It will be performed in C eco/Fringe Venue 50 in central Edinburgh. The ‘Venus Flytrap’ ensemble is very strong, with a great line-up of lead actors from the current LVI Form: Charlotte, Matilda, Olivia, Nyasha, Victoria, and Nicola.
The show which evolved from the students’ own scriptwriting for A2 Level, is both comic and poignant, fun, thought-provoking and, in the end, quite terrifying!