This is the first presentation of our Provocateurs Livestream, and will be streamed in real time live from Montreal!
A soldier loyal to his country encounters three witches on the battlefield that tell him he will be king. Now, Macbeth and his partner in crime, lady Macbeth, are on a bloody path to ambition, power, and betrayal. From Montreal’s La Fille du Laitier, Macbeth Muet completely deconstructs this Shakespeare Tragedy into a fast-paced, visceral theatre experience, using the body, object manipulation, and a ton of fake blood.
Entire scenes are reduced to a single look as Shakespeare’s complex and beautiful poetry is rendered mute, and searing. And through it all, a couple is transformed forever. Macbeth Muet presents a world so devoid of morality that human lives become as disposable as styrofoam cups. And the excess, the blood, the scraps and the waste, will all be left behind for future kings.
Running time: 55 minutes (followed by a live talkback for those who want to stick around)
Two nights only! February 18 & 19 at 7pm Pacific (8 PM Mountain, 10 PM Eastern and 11 PM Atlantic time)
Creators: Marie-Hélène Bélanger Dumas and Jon Lachlan Stewart
Director: Jon Lachlan Stewart
Set design: Cédric Lord
Sound design: Jon Lachlan Stewart
Performers: Clara Prévost and Jérémie Francoeur
Poster design: Anne-Marie Baribeau
Inspired by William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Macbeth.
“...inventive and oxygenating...it may break your heart in a way you don’t see coming.”
– New York Times
“This is a display of sheer theatrical invention”
-5 Stars, Winnipeg Free Press
“La F ille Du Laitier has managed the unthinkable, pulling off one of the most imaginative renditions of the bard’s tragedy in the last 400 years."
-Edmonton Journal, 5 Stars
“The promise, it seems, is that things are about to get messy – and they do, with crowd-pleasing results... Frenetic, fun and ingenious, Macbeth Muet is killer theatre.”
-CBC Winnipeg (5 Stars)
ABOUT LA FILLE DU LAITIER
Founded in the spring of 2015 by three National Theatre school graduates – Caroline Bélanger, Marie Hélène Bélanger Dumas, and Jon Lachlan Stewart – La Fille du Laitier is a theatre delivery service, bringing creative and innovative theatre to your doorstep. Using a portable theatre scene attached to a delivery truck, we travel around the small communities in the City of Montreal, with the aim of democratising art, creating a theatre that is affordable and accessible to those who may not normally get the chance to experience it. Our mandate is to produce family-friendly new texts or adaptations of classics, for the outdoor stage, and for English and French audiences alike. La Fille du Laitier believes in the democracy of art, the right to madness, and the freedom of imagination. www.lafilledulaitier.com
If you're experiencing economic barriers to accessing this experience, please drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
The photographs in the gallery below were taken by Sophie Gagnon Bergeron and René Doubleregard.
Check out the Macbeth Muet Trailer here!
Now that I have a link for Macbeth Muet, do I need a password as well?
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What if I’m late?
Just like any live performance, you could miss parts of the show if you join in late. Unfortunately, there is no way to rewind the livestream.
What is the best way to view this livestream performance?
You can stream the event from your mobile device, tablet, desktop computer or laptop.
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We recommend using headphones or a good quality external speaker for this performance. These are not necessary though to have adequate sound. The speakers on your device will work.
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Will my camera be on or will I be seen during the performance of Macbeth Muet?
The audience members will not be seen nor will they have the option to have their camera on.
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Can I watch the performance multiple times?
Each livestream of Macbeth Muet is coming to you live and is meant to be a unique experience for the people tuned in at that moment. It is an ephemeral online experience for that gathered community.
Is this performance child friendly?
Like the original Macbeth by Shakespeare, Macbeth Muet contains scenes of sex and violence. It is intended for people over the age of 14. Viewer discretion is advised.
Is the performance actually live or recorded?
The performance will be coming to you completely live.