Epic goes for the jugular

Macbeth - coming to Buxton Opera HOuse in February. Photo contributed.
Macbeth - coming to Buxton Opera HOuse in February. Photo contributed.
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A BLOOD-THIRSTY production of one of Shakespeare’s finest plays comes soon to Buxton Opera House.

Icarus Theatre Collective bring Macbeth to the Water Street Venue on Wednesday February 8 at 7.30pm, and Thursday February 9 at 1.30pm and 7.30pm.

Unrivalled on the battlefield, Macbeth is rewarded with rank and favour by a grateful king. But with each enemy Macbeth butchers to serve his own vaulting ambition, his lust for power takes a more menacing grip until, driven to distraction by greed, he ferociously seizes the throne. But, violence breeds violence, and a reign born in blood quickly spirals out of control as Macbeth’s deeds return to destroy him.

Blending the original verse with live music played by the actors and evocative gothic design, this slick new version is perfect for audiences new to Macbeth and those already well acquainted with Shakespeare’s tragedy.

The vicious, barbaric undercurrent in Shakespeare’s epic tragedy erupts in this kinetic, blood-thirsty production that goes straight for the jugular.

Tickets, priced from £12 to £16, are available from the Box Office on 0845 127 2190 or online at www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk. The show is suitable for audiences aged 12 and over.