A man and woman embracing as a white feather falls next to them.
A man and woman embracing as a white feather falls next to them.
A man wearing a see-through white shirt and green plaid trousers, crouching over something as he holds a long dagger in his right hand, pointing downwards.
Photo (c) Tony Bartholomew
A woman wearing an ornate black dress kneeling down and facing to her left with her right arm held out in the opposite direction. She is next to an old fashioned white telephone that sits on the floor next to her.
Photo (c) Tony Bartholomew
A man lying in a bathtub embracing himself with a look of despair on his face. Out of focus in the foreground, to the left, a person stands holding some material next to the bath.
Photo (c) Tony Bartholomew
A woman in a white vest top taking aim through the lens on an assault rifle.
Photo (c) Tony Bartholomew

Macbeth – Partners of Greatness

by William Shakespeare

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Directed by Mark Leipacher

“My dearest partner of greatness…”

A childless couple.

An ambitious partnership.

The things they can achieve together.

Prophecy + opportunity = murder.

The Faction’s bold and dynamic visual inventiveness and intelligent approach to text combine to create a dazzling distillation of Shakespeare’s fast-paced tragedy.

Created for two performers, Macbeth / Partners of Greatness tells the entirety of Shakespeare’s story through the Macbeths themselves. From the excitement of a soldier being told he will be king, to the inevitable bloody conclusion, the audience experience the joy and terror of Lord and Lady Macbeth’s private moments.

This is a raw, intimate, and passionate portrayal of their famous partnership.

The Faction is a multi-award-winning and critically acclaimed international theatre ensemble with a reputation for boldness, innovation and inventive ensemble physicality and a repertoire of reimagining Shakespeare’s work.

Macbeth: Partners of Greatness contains themes of suicide, child mortality, war and violence.

Age Guidance 12+
This performance contains strobe lighting

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