Creative Movement Practices presents Macbeth
Set in a re-imagined 11th Century Scotland right after an unsuccessful uprising against King Duncan, the titular character, Macbeth, finds herself in the company of three spirits who prophesy that she shall be King hereafter. Will she allow fate to take its course in its own due time, or will she act on the visions and force it into reality?
A fictional retelling of historical events, Shakespeare’s Macbeth weaves a tale of witchcraft, regicide, and the punishment of death with no legacy.
Creative Movement Practices' founder Sarah Sneesby chose to cast their inaugural production unconventionally by casting the “spirit” of the actor over the gender, resulting in a wonderfully potent and powerful female-heavy cast. The compay will merge the potency of Shakespeare’s text, the historical context under which it was written, and present day realities to create a new retelling that looks at how politics, race, gender, and religion all affect the world in which these characters live and die in.