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Filter Theatre’s MacBeth

Photo of Macbeth mid-performance

One of the most dynamic theatre companies touring the UK, Filter, return to the Exeter Northcott Theatre with a radical version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, following their irreverent and contemporary recreation of Twelfth Night in 2014.

Playful, kaleidoscopic and horrific, Filter’s Macbeth fuses Shakespeare’s corrosive, psychological thriller of ambition, power, witchcraft and sanity with innovative sound and music to take you on a strange, funny and scintillating journey to the epicentre of the “heat-oppressed brain”.

Founded in 2001, Filter is actors Oliver Dimsdale, Ferdy Roberts and musician Tim Phillips, working with a trademark fusion of performance with integrated live music and sound. Filter’s irreverent and contemporary recreations of the classics – Caucasian Chalk Circle, Twelfth Night, Three Sisters and A Midsummer Night’s Dream – have toured the UK and internationally to great acclaim.

“Filter’s lo-fi, ninety minute remix of Shakespeare’s comedy infects the audience with the play’s celebratory spirit of madness from the start…You leave feeling slightly changed yourself.”

★★★★★
“For newcomers to Shakespeare, I can’t think of a better introduction…it’s a celebration: mad, wild, loving and hilarious.”
Metro on Twelfth Night

The Sunday Times on Twelfth Night

Tickets: A £22.50 B £18.50 C £17 D £14.50
Sat matinee: £14.50
Concs: £2 off
Schools: £8.50 for groups 10+
Groups 10+ get 11th FREE
Student Standby: £8
Age: 14yrs+
Date: Tues 3 – Sat 7 March
Running Time: 1hr 15mins (no interval)
Post Show Talk: Thu 1.30pm & 7.30pm
Assisted Performances: BSL Interpreted and Audio Described: Sat 7 March 2.30pm

Exeter Northcott Press Night Tue 3 March 2015, 7.30pm

For more information, interviews and images, please contact Jenny Hogg, media officer, on 01392 223 989 or email her at j.l.hogg@exeter.ac.uk

MACBETH
by William Shakespeare
Created by Filter
Music Composed by Tom Haines

Cast: Geoffrey Lumb, Poppy Miller (Lady Macbeth), Victoria Moseley, Alan Pagan, Alison Reid, Ferdy Roberts (Macbeth), Paul Woodson

Notes for Editors:
Tobacco Factory Theatres has forged an inspirational path to becoming one of the country’s most respected venues in just ten years. It produced and presents excellent art in unique, intimate and visceral spaces, including the Factory Theatre and Brewery Theatre in Bristol, as well as off-site in Bristol and in venues across the country. The vision for the period 2014 onwards marks a key moment in the theatre’s evolution and a step-change in the level of its ambitions. A truly great theatre is all about the consistent production of great theatre and to achieve this it is investing ambitiously in more of its own productions and co-productions with
other great companies. Previous productions and co-productions have included the 2013 Olivier Award-nominated and 2014 Off West End Award-winning production of Cinderella: A Fairytale (co-produced by Travelling Light); the 2014 winner of the Sky Arts Award for Dance, Dracula (co-produced with the Mark Buce Company); Banksy;The Room in the Elephant which went on to a national tour (with The Sum) and the first production of Chris Goode’s Infinite Lives (****The Guardian).

In spring 2014 Tobacco Factory Theatres announced that Filter Theatre was to become a 2014/15 Tobacco Factory Theatres Associate Artist, allowing the two companies to work
together to develop new productions.