imitating the dog: Macbeth at CAST Doncaster

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Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
imitating the dog: Macbeth at CAST Doncaster
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Macbeth at CAST Doncaster, Doncaster, 21–22 February 2023, from £18.00 - Book now

The award-winning theatre company, imitating the dog bring Shakespeare’s bloody tragedy of ambition, downfall and guilt to CAST Doncaster‘s stage.

Fusing live performance with innovative digital technology, the Lancaster-based theatre troupe are well known for their experimental storytelling – most recently seen in their acclaimed touring production of Dracula: The Untold Story. Now imitating the dog take on Macbeth in a bold and daring retelling described as a “neon noir thriller” – where Shakespeare’s powerful language explodes with surprising new scenes, innovative design and a “powder-keg intensity”.

imitating the dog take on Macbeth in a bold and daring retelling described as a “neon noir thriller”.

Three mysterious figures appear on the stage in this relevant and vital retelling of the Shakespearean tragedy for a modern-day audience. They talk of hurly-burly, of thunder and lightning, and of a young couple who believe that they can bring down the establishment. It’s only a matter of time before the Macbeths are summonsed and placed in a dark new world where paranoia, brutality and betrayal lurk.

A relevant and vital retelling of the Shakespearean tragedy for a modern-day audience.

Fast approaching their 25th birthday, imitating the dog are most interested in telling stories and creating ground-breaking, memorable images for audiences. Making work for theatres and more unusual spaces, their visually rich adaptations offer fascinating, fresh and multi-layered explorations of classic texts. Always utilising innovative multimedia, the company’s work has been witnessed by hundreds of thousands of people across the world.

True masters of digital theatre, imitating the dog will bring all of their theatrical and technical brilliance to the stage for Macbeth. Don’t leave it too late to get tickets. And if you haven’t seen their work before, now is the time to get involved.

Macbeth at CAST Doncaster, Doncaster

21–22 February 2023
From £18.00