25 Aug - 16 Sep 2017
Dunstan Playhouse
Something wicked this way comes.

Presented by State Theatre Company

By William Shakespeare

Macbeth. The perfect embodiment of ego and ambition? Or a grief stricken soldier trying to fill a hole in his heart that has no end? Lady Macbeth. The mistress of manipulation and power behind the throne? Or a shattered not-quite mother, fractured from the world around her? This extraordinary tale charts the brutal rise and fall of one of the theatre’s most complex couples as we follow them on their increasingly merciless path towards the crown.

Shakespeare’s grand tragedy will be jump-started by the State Theatre Company Ensemble, with Nathan O’Keefe (Things I Know To Be True, Betrayal) and Anna Steen (The Importance of Being Earnest, The 39 Steps) as the conjoined, madly beating hearts around which a vengeance-soaked world spins.

It will be breathless.
It will be bloody.
It will be bold.

Run time: 100 minutes (no interval)

People who are blind or have low vision can now book for Audio Described performances online: September 12 at 6:30pm and September 16 at 2pm 

Teachers can download the Pre-Show Briefing Notes and Audience Etiquette guide.


Geordie Brookman


Victoria Lamb

Lighting Designer

Geoff Cobham



Sound Designer

Andrew Howard

With the State Theatre Company Ensemble

Rachel Burke, Miranda Daughtry, Rashidi Edward, Dale March, Nathan O’Keefe and Anna Steen.

Guest Artists

Elena Carapetis, Peter Carroll and Chris Pitman

Dates & Times

Opening Night
Vision Impaired / Audio Described (with pre-show discussion)
Off Stage Post-Show Party
Keith's Matinee Club
Night With State