At 27 storeys tall, the
But, at least temporarily, the decaying flats and empty walkways of the high-rise block, designed by
The play will go on to the early hours of the morning, after which the audience are encouraged to sleep in their designated flats, until they are woken at dawn for the final scenes and breakfast on the roof.
The immersive piece was envisioned and devised by Rift, a theatre company made up of
Mortimer said: "The building looked so violent and brutal in the skyline as it's so stark, just a big finger up to
"This space was the first thing that we had and it's the main character in this play. The building spoke to us about society and about Goldfinger's idea of what future society would be, and how that got corrupted. Goldfinger's utopia became
The show, which lasts around five hours, sees the audience move on a carefully curated journey from a dark, abandoned car park, where the witches are gathered around a fire, to the intimate flats, the specially created bars and even a banqueting hall, where they feast with the Macbeths before being sent back to sleep until dawn on bunkbeds, sofas or even floors of the abandoned flats. "Macbeth is also a play that exists in this abstract time that stretches out endlessly, where it's always night-time and everyone's always awake, so that's why we felt it was fitting to invite the audience to live and sleep in that world, exist in it in real time and experience it inside out," said Nawras.
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