Dood Paard, Big in Belgium, Richard Jordan, Theatre Royal Plymouth
Macbeth and Kurt Cobain and Lady Macbeth and Courtney Love inspire a pitch-black comedy about unbridled ambition, hunger for power and an addiction to intoxication and ecstasy. Macbain is a triptych of hilarious interviews with the pop stars, a freaky fast-forward puppet version of Macbeth culminating in a merciless symbiosis of grunge royal couple Cobain-Love and the king and queen of Scotland. In their 22 years of creating work together, Dood Paard have forged a reputation as one of European theatre’s most ground-breaking companies.
"A dark poem about two people tormented by fear and guilt, intoxicated by fame and lust for power, feverishly seeking solace with each other in their half-drugged state"