Uncontrollable ambition, hallucinations, confrontations, media manipulations, murders and political paranoia are played out in an promenade version of Shakespeare's text adapted for the street by Sarah Harper, Susan Haedicke and  Pascal Laurent. Passionate and exuberant, the actors play and dance to a rock and Celtic music score through the audience and above their heads.

In a combat zone, during an undefined world war, English, French and Spanish voices weave Shakespeare's poetry, while a cabaret comedian, the doorman, serves as our contemporary guide through the minefield of the race for power.

"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing"

William Shakespeare.

Choreography and drums, buffoonery, political and poetic speeches, flags, mist, fires, animal masks, headlights, loud music, fire and lightning. A world of civilized barbarians created for 6 actor-dancers on stilts, 1 pyrotechnician, 2 mobile tanks and their pilots.

(shadow play on the theme of Macbeth by children from Gennevilliers)

Creative Team & Partners

Mise en scène : Sarah HARPER
Text adaptation : Sarah HARPER, Pascal LAURENT and Susan HAEDICKE, after Shakespeare
Costumes : Claudia VERDEJO, Patricio LUENGO et Freddy LE GAL
Sound creation : Erwan QUINTIN
Pyrotechnics : Julien FLEUREAU

Original cast : Pascal LAURENT, Marjorie LAURENT Beatrice GALLICIO, Caroline PRELLER, Patrick FRAPEAU, Felix CANTERO, Sebastien PETIOT, Olivier SALOMON
Technician: Patrick LEROUXEL
Sound Technician : Erwan QUINTIN

Development and research in Australia at BIZIRCUS with the AWESOME Festival of Perth.

In résidency at LA PAPERIE d’Angers, and NIL OBSTRAT in St Ouen l’Aumône

Creation for the opening of the festival: Chalon dans la Rue 2004.

Tours to : Angers, Festival de Bagneux, Temps des Rue – Paris Canal St Martin, Stockton International Festival, Festival d’Hazebrouck, Ville de Nice, Edimburgh Hogmanay Festival, Ville de Gennevilliers, Suwon Fortress Theatre Festival – Korée du Sud, Norwich Festival, Deventer Op Stelten, Radebeule Festival, Southbank Festival London.