Shakespeare’s Macbeth is transported from the Scottish Highlands to the South West of Western Australia.
Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company and Bell Shakespeare are working together to create Australia’s first large-scale Shakespeare production entirely in Noongar language.
The creative team has been investigating parallels of this 400-year-old story along with the inspiring storytelling styles of Noongar. This dynamic retelling of Macbeth will explore questions of free will and destiny, along with female spirituality and strength and connection to country.
Macbeth is a man at the height of his power and prominence, a man that has been blessed with land and title for his deeds of valour. The play explores the fall of that man, from a place of prestige and respect, to a greedy and ambitious king-slaying autocrat.
Macbeth is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy and one of his best-known plays and has been a long-time favourite of Yirra Yaakin’s Artistic Director, Kyle J Morrison.
Adapted by acclaimed actress Kylie Bracknell [Kaarljilba Kaardn], the intention is for Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company to premiere the work in 2019. This process is being guided by Bell Shakespeare’s Artistic Director Peter Evans and acclaimed playwright Kate Mulvany. This showing will be a performed reading of some of the translation text from the current draft adaptation.
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Subiaco Arts Centre
3 Mar 2018
Sat 3 March, 3pm