Update: Macbeth in Vietnam

Update: Macbeth in Vietnam

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American Drama Group

Macbeth in Vietnam

Macbeth in Vietnam

ADGE and
VIETNAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
(Dept. of Performing Arts – Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism)
present
TNT Theatre Britain

MACBETH

by William Shakespeare
directed by Paul Stebbings

Choreography Eric Tessier Lavigne, Composer Paul Flush

Performances in English

HCMC OPERA HOUSE
26.27.28.29 Oct 2011, 8 pm
26.27.28 Oct 2011, 11 am

HANOI OPERA HOUSE
31 Oct and 01, 02 Nov 2011, 8 pm
01 Nov 2011, 11 am

DA NANG
Trung Vuong Theatre: 04 Nov 2011, 8 pm

Ticket information below.

From the organizer:
TNT is reviving its highly acclaimed version of Shakespeare’s darkest and most exciting tragedy. MACBETH was the company’s first Shakespeare production. Premiered in 2000, the production ran continuously for over two years and was performed in Britain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Japan, Kuwait, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the USA. This revival has been invited to Britain, China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and the Gulf states (with further options in India and the USA). In November 2005 MACBETH played to sold out houses at China’s leading theatre: The Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre.

TNT theatre was founded in 1980 in Britain. Since then it has established itself as one of the most popular international touring theatre companies in the world. Last season alone the company produced seven productions in almost thirty countries worldwide, ranging from Shakespeare classics such as ROMEO & JULIET to their own new play HITLER KILLED MY CANARY, from works by contemporary artists such as Paul Auster’s MOON PALACE to the classic seasonal show: Dickens’ CHRISTMAS CAROL. Since 1993 the company has been in collaboration with the American Drama Group Europe (producer Grantly Marshall). The artistic director of TNT is Paul Stebbings, whose work has won many awards at, for example, the Munich Biennale, the Edinburgh Festival, the Tehran Festival and from the government of Singapore.

Other notable festivals in which the company has participated are the International Off-Broadway Festival in New York, the Tokyo International Theatre festival and the summer festival of the British National Theatre. The company has been in regular receipt of UK British government funding (Arts Council) and has frequently worked with the support of the British Council. TNT has also collaborated on co-productions with major venues such as the Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) and the St Petersburg State Comedy Theatre. The company style aims to integrate all the performing arts. TNT productions always include a specially commissioned score by a leading composer. The director always works with a choreographer and the ensemble actors are chosen for their ability to cross the disciplines of theatre, music and dance (or stylised movement). Although the company always explores complex texts and serious themes, its style is highly visual and accessible to an audience whose first language need not be English.

The company balances its artistic programme with a special commitment to education and including audiences who might not normally attend theatre. The productions’ technical flexibility allows the company to perform in almost any venue that can seat an audience. At the same time, the company has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious theatres.
MACBETH was the company’s first Shakespeare production. Premiered in 2000, the production ran continuously for over two years and was performed in Britain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Japan, Kuwait, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the USA. This revival has been invited to Britain, China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and the Gulf states (with further options in India and the USA). In November 2005 MACBETH played to sold out houses at China’s leading theatre: The Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre.

The production is notable for its highly physical style, its integrated musical score, the quality of the Shakespearean verse-speaking and its dynamic interpretation which concentrates on the supernatural elements and above all the witches. The setting is historical. The set is also notable, shifting on wheels and pulleys to create a constantly moving
image of forest and castle.

The production received press acclaim throughout its tour (almost unanimously good reviews), was attended by large audiences and often re-booked by notable theatres (such as Cologne Schauspielhaus or the Alti Fumin in Kyoto). The success of MACBETH inaugurated a cycle of Shakespeare productions that have given more performances in more countries than any other company since 2000. The productions have been: MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, HAMLET, ROMEO & JULIET and the current acclaimed KING LEAR (on tour now in the UK).

Tickets and Information:

VIETNAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
(Dept. of Performing Arts – Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism)
32 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hanoi
Tel/Fax : (+84-4) 3747 8658
Mobile: +84 (0) 904 138 495
Email: [email protected]

Ticket prices:

Night performance: 700 000, 500 000, 400 000 VND, day performance: 300 000 VND / Students with valid student cards: 300 000 VND

Reservations and ticket sales begin September 1, 2011.
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Hanoi Opera House
01 Trang Tien, Hanoi
HCMC Opera House
No. 7 Lam Son Square, D.1, HCMC
Trung Vuong Theatre
118 Nguyen Chi Thanh, Danang City

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