Camden People's Theatre, May 2017
MacBETTI is a funny two-hander version of Shakespeare's Macbeth. High on energy, low on iambic pentameter.
One woman. All the roles. A quest for total power!
The 'actress' is sick of men getting all the good parts. In this show, one woman, Heidi Niemi will take over all the roles in Macbeth. She knows the lines, she knows sword fighting, she's ready! The main reason to make this show is to get stage time, get famous and get absolute dominance! It' going to be Heidi, Heidi, Hail Heidi! Heil Heidi!...With a little help from her prompter.
MacBETTI's work-in-progress version was part of the 'Calm Down Dear' Festival of feminist theatre at Camden People's Theatre in September 2016. Following its success, the full length show will have extended run at Camden People's Theatre between 16th - 20th of May 2017 following two shows at Marlborough Theatre in Brighton Fringe 30th and 31st of May.
The inspiration behind the project comes from the inequality in theatre between the roles of men and women. Instead of complaining, one woman will take over all the roles in one of the most masculine plays in history. The 'actress' in this show is a caricature version of Heidi Niemi, who wants to get stage time and get famous.
The worthy purpose of making the show in the name of gender equality gets twisted when the 'actress' intoxicated with power. The story of Macbeth get mixed with the story between the star of the show and her tech slave Gus Kennedy Jacob.
Director: Anu Niemi
Designer: Moi Tran
★★★★ “This short take on the famous classic is distinctive, entertaining and energetically offers something new to the world that every other Macbeth hasn’t already said." -The Reviewers Hub The Reviewes Hub
“MacBETTI is an inventive, physical piece with heaps of playful energy.” - Broadway Baby