Ninefold’s new supernatural thriller subverts Shakespeare’s unnamable play.
'Wyrd: The Season of The Witch' draws on the tropes of urban legend to rework Shakespeare’s Scottish Play into a striking new narrative that follows the rise and fall of a powerful warrior identified only as ‘Our Lady.’ Her insatiable ambition makes her a target for the malevolent Wyrd Sisters who have their own designs for the infamous Scottish noble. The high energy and tightly choreographed performance will feature Shakespeare’s Macb*th cut, reordered and stitched back together with toe-tapping 50s pop songs, powerful choral speaking and high energy movement. 'Wyrd' is a truly unexpected performance of the Bard’s ‘unlucky’ play.
Dates: Wed-Sat 20-30 June // Preview: 20th June
Venue: PACT, 107 Railway Pde Erskineville
Price: $33* full/ $25 concession
* 'Wyrd' has a total lock out and latecomers will not be permitted to enter the theatre once the performance has started. Audiences are advised to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time.
The Ninefold ensemble launches into its atPACT two-year residency by debuting this hotly anticipated new work at the PACT theatre, Erskineville in June 2018. Audiences are invited to witness a story of malevolent ambition and uncanny horror performed with Ninefold’s hallmark power and precision.
As a collaborative and artist-led company, Ninefold’s 'Wyrd' has been envisioned, devised and created by its members.
DIRECTION: Shy Magsalin
PERFORMING & DEVISING: Aslam Abdus-samad, Erica J Brennan, Jessica Dalton, Victoria Greiner, Matthew L Heys, Melissa Hume, Gideon Payten-Griffiths, Shane Russon, Brigid Vidler, Tabitha Woo, Paul Musumeci, Luke Yager and Stella Ye
LIGHTING DESIGN: Liam O’Keefe
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Victor Kalka
SOUND COMPOSITION: Melanie Herbert
DRAMATURGY: Kathryn Roberts Parker
Ninefold is a Sydney-based theatre ensemble and one of PACT's resident companies for 2018-19. Founded by Shy Magsalin, the company was formed to investigate highly rigorous and disciplined ensemble performance-making. In 2016 they created their award-winning ‘Tragedy of Antigone' (Best Production, Best Lead Female Actor: Erica Brennan, Best Direction: Shy Magsalin The Buzz from Sydney) and presented the site-specific Tri-Becket at Don Bank Museum in North Sydney.
The performing ensemble train in the Suzuki Method of Actor Training, a highly rigorous discipline designed to develop a highly articulate body capable of expressing and communicating with power and precision.
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