Oddsocks Productions was set up 26 years ago by Andy Barrow and Elli Mackenzie and is a critically acclaimed nationally touring theatre company which takes classic texts and creates bold, challenging, innovative and interactive theatre. Whether it’s a live on-stage car chase (‘Romeo and Juliet’ 2009) or the fairy-king as an avatar superhero (‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ 2014) Oddsocks has no boundaries when it comes to creating memorable and unique comedy productions of the classics.
On the road during summer 2016 is a rock n’ roll production of ‘Macbeth’, which promises nothing short of Oddsocks’ usual mayhem and anarchy. Shakespeare’s story of ambition turned bad is brought hilariously to life alongside a soundtrack of classic songs. Oddsocks is passionate about performing Shakespeare with energy and silliness and Macbeth will be no exception. Forget what you know about Shakespeare’s tragedy and expect the unexpected!
If you’re curious to see how Oddsocks can turn tragedy to comedy, then ‘Macbeth’ is not to be missed. This is “Shakespeare for today. Seriously silly Shakespeare,” says Oddsocks Artistic Director Andy Barrow. “Oddsocks is a theatrical experience for everyone. Highly energetic, full of life and plenty of laughs! It’s Shakespeare, but not as you know it! ” ‘Macbeth’ is one of Shakespeare’s most popular tragedies and tells the story of greed, witchcraft, murder and mayhem. Although the comedy might not leap off the page, Oddsocks have 26 years old experience in guaranteeing to provide laughs aplenty!
Date: 30 June/1 July
Where: Brighton Open Air Theatre
Price: Adult advance £14 (on the day £16), Concession advance £12 (on the day £14)