TSW Theatre
Hong Kong International Shakespeare Festival: Macbettu


Italian talented director Alessandro Serra and an all-male cast hold the stage with a sensational physical theatre


Italian director Alessandro Serra sets Shakespeare's most compact tragedy in the ancient and mysterious island of Sardinia, Italy, utilising its unique culture and customs to create the darkest interpretation of Macbeth. The primitive desire for power fills the desolate land, where cowbells, animal skins, horns, stones and human voices pierce the theatre and intense lighting strikes the nerve. Resembling the tradition of Elizabethan theatre during Shakespeare's time, the all-male cast puts on an eerie, physical and all-baring performance to showcase the shocking and extreme darkness in human nature.


**Recipient of the Best Show of the Year, Ubu Award 2017; the Best Prose Show, The Masks of the Theater Award 2019 and the Baltic Theater
Festival Prize 2021**


"Alessandro Serra subtly distils the quintessential plot of the tragedy, often transmuting text into visual metaphors. Macbettu is an incessant cauldronful of fiendishly inventive ideas orchestrated by Serra
an irresistible dance macabre."—SAGE Journals

2024.6.11    8pm*

2024.6.12    8pm

The Box, Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District

$450, $350, $250

*With post-performance meet-the-artist session.

Host: Ata Wong
(Artistic Director of THÉÂTRE DE LA FEUILLE)


  • Performed in Sardinian with Chinese and English surtitles.

    Audience under the age of 16 will not be admitted.

    You are recommended to arrive 30 minutes before the event starts. Latecomers will not be admitted after the performance begins.

    The running time of the performance is approximately 90 minutes without intermission.  

    This programme contains nudity scenes and dust effects.

    The organiser reserves the right to make changes to the programme without prior notice.


Director/Set/Lighting/Costume Designer: Alessandro Serra

Cast: Fulvio Accogli, Alessandro Burzotta, Salvatore Drago, Mirko
Iurlaro, Maurizio Giordo, Jared Mc Kay Mc Neill, Stefano Mereu , Felice


Sardinian Translator and Linguistic Consultant: Giovanni Carroni

Stage movement: Chiara Michelini

Sound stones music: Pinuccio Sciola

Compositions for Sounding Stones: Marcellino Garau

Sound technician: Giorgia Mascia

Stage technician: Fabrizio Pezzotti

Lighting technician: Stefano Bardelli

Production Manager: Danilo Soddu

International tour manger: Helena Angela Grompone


Produced by: Sardegna Teatro

In collaboration with compagnia Teatropersona

With the support of: Fondazione Pinuccio Sciola,  Cedac Circuito Regionale Sardegna

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Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio is financially supported by the HKADC's "Eminent Arts Group Scheme".


The content of these programmes does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.


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