A dramatic sequel to Shakespeare’s Macbeth, David Greig’s Dunsinane by the National Theatre of Scotland and Royal Shakespeare Company,is a vision of one man’s attempt to restore peace in a country ravaged by war. Under cover of night, an English army has swept through Scotland, killed the tyrant Macbeth and taken the seat of power. Siward, the English commanding officer, tries to put in place a new ruler while beset by a brutal guerrilla uprising and simmering discontent amongst his troops. Written from the perspective of a Scot, Dunsinane examines the struggle of a foreign invader to grasp local customs and politics while trying to restore order in a war-torn land.
The National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production Dunsinane is touring to North Carolina, Washington DC, Chicago and Los Angeles in 2015. First premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company at Hampstead Theatre in 2010, this tour marks the American premiere of Dunsinane after a highly successful recent tour to East Asia and Russia in spring 2014.
DATES & TICKETS:
Carolina Performing Arts
Sidney Harman Hall, Washington DC
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Illinois
Feb 28 – March 22
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
March 27 – April 5
“…an irresolvable drama about an irresolvable conflict – a work of compelling intelligence, provocation and wit.”
The Guardian * * * *
“If it’s riveting spectacle, challenging ideas and human drama you want, this is the show to see.”
The Times * * * *
“A powerful, relevant and fascinating production.”
Photo: Siobhan Redmond as Gruach and Alex Mann as Egham by Richard Campbell.