Luc Perceval asked Gerardjan Rijnders to adapt “Macbeth”. It was a radical interpretation that concentrates on the couple of Macbeth and his Lady as a sort of Adam and Eve who cannot have children and who compensate through their hunger for power. The Bourla was rebuilt as a snake pit for this dark adaptation. The audience sits in the balconies and ‘parterre’ is used as a gigantic playing area.
As a new Stap actor Guy Dirken made his peerless debut in 2004 as the gatekeeper. He is in the foreground with Wim Opbrouck (Macbeth) and Els Dottermans (Lady Macbeth) for over 3 hours. Catherine Springuel, Nancy Schellekens, Erna Roefs, Kristien Van Roy, Sylvie Mestdagh, Leen Teunkens and Peter Janssens play the roles of the witches who make all sorts of prophesies in this dark play in turn. There were 23 performances in Antwerp.
Directed by: Gerardjan Rijnders
Adaptation: Janine Brogt
Dramaturgy: Janine Brogt
Translation: Janine Brogt
Set: Paul Gallis
Costumes: Tessa Lute
Lighting Henk van der Geest