MACBAIN by theater company Dood Paard goes international

3 to 14 August Edinburgh Festival Fringe @ Summerhall

13 & 14 September 2016 Festival of William Shakespeare, Shanghai

13 and 14 September

Festival of William Shakespeare, Shanghai

13 September 4pm and 8pm. 14 September 2pm.


Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Summerhall (Venue 26)
Aug 3, 5-7, 9-14
Time: 20:55
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Price: £8.00 / £10.00
Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
Warnings: Sound Effects and Strobe Lighting 



“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.”


A pitch-black comedy about unbridled ambition, hunger for power and an addition to intoxication and ecstasy, inspired by Macbeth & Kurt Cobain and Lady Macbeth & Courtney Love.

A triptych with a hilarious interview with the pop stars, a freaky fast-forward puppet version of Macbeth with children's toys which results in a merciless symbiosis of the grunge couple Cobain-Love and the royal couple.

Two seriously troubled people who are trying to escape from their mental prison in brief and concise sentences.

The loneliness howls through the room and the attempts to reverse the inevitable end, are heartbreaking.


Performers: Gillis Biesheuvel and Manja Topper. Text: Gerardjan Rijnders, William Shakespeare, Courtney Love, Kurt Cobain. Translation into English: Paul Evans. Sound design: Wessel Schrik. Set design: Julian Maiwald. Technians: Michael Yallop and Elmar Neudam. Photo's: Sanne Peper. Performances in Edinburgh in association with Big in Belgium, Theatre Royal Plymouth (UK), Richard Jordan Productions (UK) and Summerhall. Performances in Edinburgh made possible by: Performing Arts Fund NL, City of Amsterdam and the Dutch Embassy in London. MACBAIN in Shanghai is supported by the Consulate-Generale in Shanghai.


For all production and touring enquires please contact Richard Jordan Productions Ltd. T: +44 (0) 207 243 9001 E:


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