Screening of 'Macbeth' by William Shakespeare (by Black Theatre) (Broadcast/English/90 mins/Ticketed show)
Directed by: Jatinder Verma
Design: Claudia Mayer
Production: Tara Arts
Cast: Robert Mountford & Shaheen Khan
Supported by: The British Council
Synopsis: Three outrageous hijras cook up an explosive brew of treachery, ambition and passion, setting an Asian family off on a path of bloody self-destruction. Tara Arts brings Indian movement and music to Shakespeare’s text, offering a powerful contemporary take on his darkest play. With Robert Mountford (Much Ado, RSC, Silent Witness) as Macbeth and Shaheen Khan (Rafta Rafta, NT, Bend it Like Beckham) as Lady Macbeth.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion titled Shakespeare the Indian
Panellists: Jatinder Verma, Artistic Director, Tara Arts; Claudia Mayer, Associate Director Design, Tara Arts; Poonam Trivedi, Formerly Professor at Indraprastha College, Delhi University.
About Black Theatre Live:
Black Theatre Live is a pioneering national consortium of 8 regional theatres led by Tara Arts, committed to effecting change nationally for Black, Asian & Monority Ethnic touring theatre through a sustainable 3-year programme of national touring, structural support and audience development. A partnership of Tara Arts (London), Derby Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts (Hexham), the Lighthouse (Poole), Theatre Royal Bury St. Edmunds, Theatre Royal Margate, Stratford Circus Arts Centre (London) and Key Theatre (Peterborough)
*16 years and above