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2008: Macbeth

TR Warszawa

Military commander Macbeth unleashes a nightmare of carnage and destruction. A war on terror that is a war of terror.

Military commander Macbeth unleashes a nightmare of carnage and destruction. A war on terror that is a war of terror.

Set in a contemporary and brutal Middle Eastern conflict, 2008:Macbeth is unflinching in its depiction of the machine of violence that, once set in motion, works faster and ever more efficiently. If killing in a war is justified, so is killing in the privacy of one’s home. If you can kill men, why not also women and children? 

With spectacular pyrotechnics, immersive video effects and an extraordinary, layered soundscape that plays tricks on the ear, Shakespeare’s web of politics, ambition and the supernatural is transformed into a contemporary, and highly physical, theatrical film. Acclaimed director Grzegorz Jarzyna’s searing production of 4.48 Psychosis enthralled Festival audiences in 2008.

Performed in Polish with English supertitles

After William Shakespeare

Translated by Stanisław Barańczak

Directed and adapted by Grzegorz Jarzyna


Stephanie Nelson and Agnieszka Zawadowska Set and costume designers

Abel Korzeniowski and Jacek Grudzień Music

Jacqueline Sobiszewski Lighting designer

Cast includes Cezary Kosiński and Danuta Stenka

15 August 2012

  • 130 minutes
  • £30 - £35*

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book or watch. The 2021 programme will be announced in June.