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Toronto: Eldritch Theatre presents the premiere of “MacBeth: A Tale Told By An Idiot” February 8-24

Monday, January 8, 2024

Eldritch Theatre presents the premiere of... MACBETH: A Tale Told By An Idiot

A Classic Comics MacBeth! Shakespeare’s blood-soaked king, with weird witches, viscera-sopped murders, nightmares of madness, and terrifying occult prophecies crash head on with our ghoulishly giddy bag of timorous trickery! Performed by a solo actor using a diverse range of multi-sized puppets, masks, and parlour magic, cosmic horror, and lowbrow pop, this Mad Mackers is a production like no other!

“Macbeth is a weird, and involuntary soothsayer. The Weird Sisters inevitably await him, knowing that he is, in part, their kin.” - Harold Bloom

In the bleak midwinter we celebrate the 400th deathiversary of William Shakespeare’s MacBeth: A Tale Told By An Idiot, onstage at Sandcastle February 8th to 18th, 2024, with special daytime matinees made available for youthful scholars. This innovative, uncanny staging of Shakespeare’s most terrifying tragedy will be created and performed by Eric Woolfe (Requiem for a Gumshoe, Two Weird Tales), directed by the mad genius, Dylan Trowbridge (Requiem for a Gumshoe, Space Opera Zero) and designed by Eldritch Theatre’s resident creepy couturier, Melanie McNeill (Dora Winner for Space Opera Zero! and Dora Nominee for Requiem for a Gumshoe), and Gareth Crew (Dora Nominee for Requiem for a Gumshoe) dazzlingly demented lighting design. Presented with Eldritch Theatre’s signature style of demented puppetry, and close-up magic, dipped in a heavy dollop of Jacobean witchery, oozing in the occult.

Eldritch Theatre presents the premiere of...

MACBETH: A Tale Told By An Idiot

by William Shakespeare

conceived & performed by Eric Woolfe

directed by Dylan Trowbridge

set & costume by Melanie McNeill

lighting by Gareth Crew

stage managed by Sandi Becker

assistant designer JB Nelles

produced by Adrianna Prosser

education officer Emma Mackenzie Hillier

February 8th - 24th, 2024

7:00PM Doors/7:30 Showtime

3:00PM Doors/3:30 Showtime

$20 Villainous Valentines February 14th

$30 Advance/$40 Door/PWYC Sundays

$20 Eldritch Members

at their haunted home

Red Sandcastle Theatre

922 Queen St E, Toronto


Running time 90 mins, no intermission

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