Cambridge University European Tour MACBETH
a Drama Department initiative
10.12.2014 at 14:00 and 19:00
11.12.2014 at 09:30
Auditorium, Centre des arts, La Grande Boissière
The Cambridge University European Theatre Group returns with a psychological production of one of Shakespeare's great tragedies. Consumed by the prophecy of the three weïrd sisters and driven on by his wife's naked ambition, Macbeth conspires to crown himself King of Scotland. In this medieval world governed by the laws of the supernatural, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth struggle to exert their will as the prophecy comes to its bloody fulfillment.
The Cambridge University European Theatre Group is a self-sufficient, entirely student-run theatrical company, which tours a Shakespeare play around Europe for two and a half weeks every December (and has been doing so for over 50 years now!). It is an ambitious coach-bound operation; a company of 25 or so tour with professional lighting and sound equipment, costumes and an experimental set, enabling them to put on a show absolutely anywhere.
Each year they visit around twelve venues - ranging from professional theatres, to schools and universities, and even to churches and converted bread-ovens - and travel through five or six countries. The tour schedule always incorporates a handful of new venues each year, whilst maintaining long-standing relationships with others. Cambridge ETC previously visited Ecolint with productions of Hamlet (2008), Midsummer Night's Dream (2009), Taming of the Shrew (2010), King LEar (2011) and Merchant of Venise (2012).
"Stars, hide your fires; let light not see my black and deep desires".