Embarking on a UK tour following its successful run in London and Basingstoke, award-winning Proteus’ adaptation of Macbeth takes Shakespeare’s macabre tragedy to the tumult of the trading room floor. Directed by Mary Swan, the artistic director, this Macbeth is a gripping corporate thriller set in London during the stock market crash of 1987.
A Great Storm, a Black Monday, a market crash that reverberates across the world - Proteus’ Macbeth is suffused with decadence and aggression as a tormented soul finds the noose of bravado begin to tighten. With an electrifying soundtrack of eighties classics, Proteus have worked closely with Ad Infinitum’s George Mann to create a highly physical interpretation of a classic.
The production joins the ‘greed is good’ corporate landscape where success is all and ruthless ambition is rewarded. The only problem is, how do you control it before it consumes you and your family?