Filter to Bring MACBETH to Citizens Theatre

One of the most dynamic theatre companies touring the UK, Filter, return to the Citizens Theatre with a radical version of Shakespeare's Macbeth, following their irreverent and contemporary recreation of Twelfth Night in 2014.

"Whence is that knocking? How is it with me, when every noise appalls me?"

Three weird sisters demarcate an area on stage. They operate a strange collection of electronic musical apparatus. Macbeth is invited in to play.

Playful, kaleidoscopic and horrific, Filter's Macbeth fuses Shakespeare's corrosive, psychological thriller of ambition, power, witchcraft and sanity with innovative sound and music to take you on a strange, funny and scintillating journey to the epicentre of the "heat-oppressed brain".

Founded in 2001, Filter is actors Oliver Dimsdale, Ferdy Roberts and musician Tim Phillips, working with a trademark fusion of performance with integrated live music and sound. Filter's irreverent and contemporary recreations of the classics - Caucasian Chalk Circle, Twelfth Night, Three Sisters and A Midsummer Night's Dream - have toured the UK and internationally to great acclaim.

The performances at the Citizens Theatre are the first dates in a UK tour in co-production with Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol where Filter's Macbeth premiered in Autumn 2014. The tour also includes dates at VAULT Festival, Central London (4 - 15 February), Liverpool Everyman (17 - 21 February), Oxford Playhouse (24 - 28 February), Exeter Northcott (2 - 7 March) and Northern Stage ( 10 - 14 March).

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