Inspired by the visual language of silent film, this adaptation of Macbeth without words flirts with boisterous theatrics and melodrama and draws us into a frantic and hilarious race for power. An accelerated, visceral and bloody version of the doomed couple’s hardships, Macbeth Muet uses bodies and fake blood to deconstruct Shakespeare’s tragedy. The story unfolds in a world devoid of morality, where human lives are as disposable as styrofoam cups. The actor-puppeteers perform perfectly choreographed feats backed by an intense soundtrack and a surprising choice of music.
RUNNING TIME: 50 minutes
TECHNIQUES: Object and Physical Theatre
Founded in 2015 by three National Theatre School of Canada graduates, La Fille Du Laitier strives to help audiences discover that performing arts can be part of everyday life. The company has produced three shows, which all explore different works and theatrical currents in a spirit of freedom and unbridled imagination.
Macbeth Muet was created in Montréal for a one-night-only cabaret and was widely acclaimed. It was then presented at the OUF! Off-Casteliers festival, the Festival de Théâtre de rue de Lachine, Undercurrents (Ottawa), the Toronto Fringe, the Winnipeg Fringe, the FIAMS (Festival international des arts de la marionnette à Saguenay), at the SoHo Playhouse in New York and most recently at Festival de Casteliers in 2018.
Creation: Jon Lachlan Stewart and Marie-Hélène Bélanger, based on Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Stage Direction: Jon Lachlan Stewart
Scenography: Cédric Lord
Performance: Jérémie Francœur and Clara Prévost
Sound Design: Jon Lachlan Stewart