STET presents in the
SHAKESPEARE 400 PROGRAMME
by Het Zuidelijk Toneel
Who is really in charge?
Having directed Romeo and Juliet, Lucas De Man is again at the helm of another Shakespeare classic: Macbeth, a story about the smouldering sense of powerlessness. Macbeth tries to hold his own, surrounded by a media spectacle in which the invisible powers – the witches – rule over Macbeth. But can he survive in a world where everyone is expecting him to grant favours, and everything he does and says is in the public eye?
DATES AND TIME
|Monday||18 April 2016||20.15|
Koninklijke Schouwburg - Main auditorium
Korte Voorhout 3
2511 CW The Hague
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Adult tickets as from €16,75
Youth tickets <26 as from €13,25
CJP € 9,50
4e rang (Adult € 7,50)
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rigorous, intelligent, clear, political and true to the original *****
De Theaterkrant 13 March 2016
After having seen the American hit TV series House of Cards Lucas De Man is convinced: This is my kind of Macbeth. Lucas discovers an affiliation with the ill-fated encounters of the former Dutch Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Peter van Uhm, and commissions the acclaimed novelist Jamal Ouariachi to adopt these elements and write a new text. The love between Macbeth and his Lady Macbeth, once so strong, is challenged when he returns home from the war, a broken man. She is trying to regain the Macbeth she used to know, but senses that something has changed. As their power increases, they are gradually losing track of the world surrounding them and, eventually, find themselves estranged from each other.
Together with Lucas, Jamal Ouariachi, 2015 BNG Literature Award laureate, has written a shrewd and contemporary cloak-and-dagger story, a Macbeth full of flashing conspiracies and plots. The ceaseless struggle between the protagonists is obscuring the true nature of power. But who cares when the private walls are about to tumble down.
Cast: Dennis Coenen, Ludo Hoogmartens, Mark Kraan, Servaas Petrov, Saskia Temmink, Isil Vos and Bert Luppes (on film). The witches are personified by the voices of Frank Lammers, Hadewych Minis and Viggo Waas.
after William Shakespeare text Jamal Ouariachi, Lucas De Man director Lucas De Man performers Dennis Coenen, Ludo Hoogmartens, Mark Kraan, Servaas Petrov, Saskia Temmink, Isil Vos, Bert Luppes (on video) voices witches Frank Lammers, Hadewych Minis, Viggo Waas boys Daan Assenberg, Pepijn van den Berg, Bauke van Boheemen, Abor Bruinenberg, Ike van de Laar, Onne Raspe, Boaz de Visser (alternating) dramaturgy Hendrik Aerts stage set Pascal Leboucq costume designer Sacha Zwiers video art Karl Klomp lighting Julian Maiwald sound Guido Langendoen text-based dramaturgy Tom Blokdijk
Shakespeare 400 is supported by British Council and Gemeente Den Haag