The Tragedy of Macbeth by Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio

Rendition of a Shakespearean classic in physical theatre     A mirror to human nature and morality

The endless pursuit of desires brings humans to their destruction. An adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, The Tragedy of Macbeth tells the story of a modern couple who makes a dream and assumes the roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The couple commits a series of murders on their quest for the throne. In the end, who will take the throne? Hailed by Paroles of the Alliance Française de Hong Kong as one of the most prominent directors from Hong Kong, Tang Shu-wing has received various accolades including three-time Best Director in the Hong Kong Drama Awards. He is acclaimed for elevating the fusion of Eastern and Western theatre, and instilling a rich imagination in Shakespeare’s plays with physical theatre. The Tragedy of Macbeth was originally commissioned by Shakespeare’s Globe of London, the UK, and the Hong Kong Arts Festival. It has been performed in many cities and arts festivals in Europe and the Mainland. Main actress Lai Yuk-ching was also awarded the “Performer of the Year” at IATC (HK) Critics Awards 2018.


“I must admit I have seen many presentations of Macbeth, yet this one was absolutely outstanding by the symbolic and simple staging and movement beautifully synchronised with a classic text.”

──Grzegorz Jarzyna, Artistic Director and famous director of TR Warszawa Theatre


“Tang Shu-wing’s Macbeth transcends a singular interpretation or ‘method’ of performing Shakespeare and manages to bring us to a mysterious Chinese landscape.”

──International Theatre Reviews


Date: 2019/9/20-21 Fri-Sat

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Rupert Chan, Tang Shu-wing Translators
Tang Shu-wing Adaptation / Director
Ricky Chan Set Designer
Mandy Tam Costume Designer
Leo Cheung Lighting Design Concept
Zoe Cheung Lighting Designer
Li Man-chun Sound Designer
Brenda Lam Petersen Producer
Luby Lam Production Manager
Ng Wai-shek, Lai Yuk-ching Main Cast

Organised by: Creativity Advocate International Arts and Culture

Photos: Fung Wai-sun, Mak Cheong-wai