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    Click here for Tobacco Factory Theatres’s upcoming 2018 production of Macbeth.

    Following the international success of its previous Shakespeare productions Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tobacco Factory Theatres co-produced a brand new Macbeth with Filter Theatre in 2014.

    Whence is that knocking? How is it with me, when every noise appalls me?

    Three weird sisters demarcate an area on stage. They operate a strange collection of electronic musical apparatus. Macbeth is invited in to play.

    Playful, kaleidoscopic and horrific, Filter’s radical version of Macbeth fuses Shakespeare’s corrosive, psychological thriller about ambition, power, witchcraft and sanity with innovative sound and music to take you on a strange, funny and scintillating journey to the epicentre of the “heat-oppressed brain”.


    Farrows Creative

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    Available for Touring. See more about Filter Theatre’s work over on their website.

    RUNNING TIME 1hr 30 (no interval)
    ORIGINAL VENUE Factory Theatre

    Cast & Creative

    Creative team

    Created by Filter
    Composer – Tom Haines
    Lighting Designer – Matthew Graham
    Dramaturg – Simon Reade
    Assistant Director – Nik Partridge


    Macbeth – Ferdy Roberts
    Macduff – Geoffery Lumb
    Lady Macbeth – Poppy Miller
    Banquo / Doctor – Victoria Moseley
    Ross / Lady Macduff – Alison Reid
    Malcolm – Paul Woodson
    Musician – Alan Pagan

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    Farrows Creative


    Ferdy Roberts and Poppy Miller’s bloodstained Macbeths have a fierce, wintry intensity

    The Guardian

    The central nervous system of this stripped-back, rehearsal-clothes version is provided by the disquieting turmoil of Tom Haines’ extraordinary senic score

    The Independent

    This is a brave, adventurous Macbeth. Filter’s clever use of sound and vision conjure up a dank, paranoid world where the tragic effects of one couple’s over-vaulting ambition are all too clever

    Bristol Post

    Filter Theatre’s electronic, splattering of Mabeth, with a butch and brave lead performance by Ferdy Roberts… Poppy Miller is spell-binding Lady M

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