First look: imitating the dog’s retelling of Macbeth

Production images are in for the imitating the dog’s retelling of Macbeth

imitating the dog have released production images ahead of the premiere of their audacious and dazzling new retelling of William Shakespeare’s tale of ambition, deception, and downfall – Macbeth.

The images feature the production’s creative team and cast members Benjamin WesterbyMaia TamrakarLaura AthertonStefan Chanyaem and Matt Prendergast.

Three mysterious figures enter the stage. They talk of the hurly-burly, of thunder and lightning, and of a young couple who believe they can overthrow the old regime. They conjure the Macbeths, placing them in a dangerous new world where paranoia, betrayal, and brutality rule.

imitating the dog’s daring retelling of Macbeth is a neon noir thriller where Shakespeare’s original language collides with startling new scenes, stunning visuals, and a powder-keg intensity.

Adapted and directed by imitating the dog’s Artistic Directors Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks, Macbeth will open next week at Cast, Doncaster (21-22 February) and then will tour to Harrogate Theatre (24-25 February); The Dukes, Lancaster (28 February-4 March); The Lowry, Salford Quays (8-11 March); Gala Durham (16-17 March); Mercury Theatre, Colchester (18-20 April); Liverpool Playhouse (25-29 April) and Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield (3-6 May). The production will also be touring Switzerland from 21-25 March. 

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👤 📅13 February 2023
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📷 Main photo: Macbeth - imitating the dog. Photo by Ed Waring.

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